IMPORTANT: MASS CANCELLED INDEFINITELY
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The Catholic Bishops of Victoria have just announced the immediate suspension of public liturgies and celebrations of mass until further notice, as well as the suspension of all other gatherings. All other church gatherings have also been suspended in light of the Prime Minister's ban on non-essential indoor gatherings of 100 people. "We are very aware that this restriction will be particularly difficult for families who are planning liturgies such as funerals, weddings and baptisms," the notice reads. "At this time, so long as appropriate precautions are able to be put in place (such as distancing between participants), it may be possible for these liturgies to proceed with a carefully limited congregation." They encouraged the faithful to continue their religious activities through personal and family prayer and participating in an online mass.