你將察覺到 H1N1 流感（人類豬流感）已經漫延到我們的社區﹐並且已被宣布為全球性流行病。
目前確診的 H1N1 流感﹐表現的是溫和的病徵﹐與典型的季節性流感相似。我的建議是保持冷靜﹐並考慮人類豬流感對你堂區和團體的影響﹐同時跟進疫情的最新發展。
人類豬流感熱線 - 電話： 180 2007
Nurse-on-Call -電話 1300 606 024 - 提供專業的健康資訊和諮詢（7天24小 時）
Last week, during the homily, I mentioned something about some guidelines that come from the Bishop's office regarding the Swine Flu that is affecting not only this country but different parts of the World. I want to stress the idea of looking after yourselves in this cold weather and keep praying to God for the victims of this illness. This week I want to publish the whole letter. Please read it carefully.
Peace in Jesus
Fernando Montano MG
Re: Impact of H1N1 Influenza (Human Swine Flu) on Liturgical Practices
You will be aware that the H1N1 Influenza (Human Swine Flu) has extended into our community and Swine Flu has now been declared a global pandemic.
My advice at this time is that currently confirmed cases of H1N1 Influenza are exhibiting mild symptoms of illness, typical of the usual seasonal influenza virus. My advice is not to be alarmed but to consider the implications of swine flu in your parish and communities and to keep up to date with the latest information on the outbreak.
If parishioners are unwell they should seek medical attention for the best possible advice and avoid public places and close contact with others.
I remind priests, deacons and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion to practice good hygiene. Ministers of Holy Communion should be encouraged to wash their hands before Mass begins and to use an alcohol-based antibacterial solution before and after distributing Holy Communion.
During the Sign of Peace instead of shaking hands, kissing or embracing, as is practiced in some parishes, it would be best to simply nod your head and avoid bodily contact.
When praying the Our Father do not hold hands, as may be practiced in some parishes, but simply extend hands toward heaven or fold your hands. Holy Communion should only be distributed under the species of the Consecrated Host and not the Chalice to limit the spread of germs during the H1N1 epidemic.
Prudence suggests that the reception of Holy Communion be only on the hand but with respect for the freedom which the Holy See provides in this matter.
The manner of Christ's presence in the Eucharist is unique. The body and blood of Christ, along with His soul and divinity are truly present. (CCC n.1374) Christ is present whole and entire in each of the species. (CCC 1377)
Therefore, to receive Christ present in the host is truly to receive the body and blood of Christ.
Please empty all holy water from the fonts.
I encourage you and your parish community to pray for all those affected by Swine Flu and to join with me in doing our part to prevent its spread. We should accept the advice of the health authorities and wash our hands often and if we are sick, sneezing, or coughing, we should stay home. Any other queries regarding H1N1 Influenza can be directed to:
The Swine Influenza Hotline – Phone: 180 2007
Nurse-on-Call – Phone 1300 606 024 – For expert health information and advice (24 hours, 7 days)
Your doctor (GP)
The situation will be kept under review and these guidelines revoked when the situation improves.
Yours sincerely in Christ
Bishop Kevin Manning
Bishop of Parramatta