Generally speaking it is the Funeral Home that contacts the Parish Office in order to book a funeral. It is the role of the funeral home to coordinate between the parish and the members of the family.
However, please feel free to contact the Parish Office and speak to one of the priests if a loved one is ill or dying. Pastoral care is an essential part of our Christian call and we encourage all families to reach out as needed.
At this time the following restrictions apply:
St Francis of Assisi, Paddington: 50 mourners max (including family).
St Joseph, Edgecliff: 35 mourners max (including family).
The funeral home must arrange the collection of all names and contact details of all attending and this must be supplied to the office within 24 hours of the funeral. The funeral home must also ensure that all entering the church sanitise their hands.
Seating arrangements in the church cannot be changed and social distancing of 1.5m needs to be maintained. Social gatherings outside of the church must be avoided.