Donated food for St Vinnies.jpeg
 

Get help and give help during social isolation

During this time of coronavirus (COVID-19) there are lots of fears around our community. It is important that we stay connected, keep informed and have access to our daily needs especially during social distancing efforts to control the spread of this virus. Here you can reach out to our Parish community for support or even offer support to someone who needs help.

 

Need support?  Or would you like to offer support?

Reach out now

During COVID-19 If you do not have family or friends who are supporting you right now. Whether it is just an ear to listen to, someone who can help fetch food or medication, let us know as we can put you in touch with one of our many volunteer Angels of Care. They will call you and chat with you about your needs.  Don't feel isolated and alone, just reach out and let someone call.

If you have the capacity right now to help someone in need, whether it is just a regular phone call to someone who's isolated or has incapacitated, Running a few errands, like dropping off food, etc. Please sign up to be one of our Angels of Care. 

Although keeping a physical distance is required right now and no in-home visits will happen.  Social contact is still important as well as basic supplies being dropped off.

I would like
 

We would appreciate help in terms of basic supplies and food or money to purchase these items

Donate

You can contact our Parish office to organise food drop off's and the safest way to do that.


If you would like to make a donation, monies collected will go into purchasing food and essentials.

 

Pray for clean hands

Well not anymore, rather than singing Happy Birthday, try saying the Lord's prayer, it works well. Millicent shows us how. Thanks, Millicent for sharing this video and Neville for a great idea.

 

Some handy information

Food for life

Vegetarian meal delivery for those who might need a little support.

Vinnies

here is the link to St Vincent De Paul Society who are supporting those in need during this crisis

 

When This is Over

A prayer by - Laura Kelly Fanucci

When This is Over

When this is over,
may we never again take for granted
a handshake with a stranger
conversations with neighbours
a crowded theatre
Friday night out
the taste of Communion
a routine checkup
the school rush each morning
coffee with a friend
the stadium roaring
each deep breath
a boring Tuesday
life itself.

When this ends,
may we find that we have become
more like the people we wanted to be,
we were called to be,
we hoped to be.
And may we stay that way – better for each other because of the worst.

laurakellyfanucci.com

 

Prayer for a Pandemic

By Cameron Bellm, The Celtic Christian Tradition

May we who are merely inconvenienced

remember those whose lives are at stake.

May we who have no risk factors

remember those most vulnerable.


May we who have the luxury of working from home

remember those who must choose 

between their health and making the rent.

May we have flexibility to care for our children

when the schools close.

Remember those who have no options.


May we who have to cancel our trips

remember those who have no place to go.

May we who are losing our margin money

in the turmoil of the economic market

remember those who have no margin at all.

May we who settle in for quarantine at home

remember those who have no home.


As fear grips our country.

let us choose love during this time

when we cannot physically wrap our arms

around each other,

let us find ways to be the loving embrace

of God to our neighbour.

Amen.

 

(03) 9531 6120

Parish House

2 Normandy Road, Elwood, 3184

©2019 by Catholic Parish of Sacred Heart and St Columba