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    • Parish Mission/Vision

      Our Mission

      St. Patrick's is a community united by God through the Gospels, the teachings of the Catholic Church and the pursuit of common goals. Our members offer their unique gifts to God and each other. With these gifts we joyfully proclaim the Word of God, proudly celebrate the sacraments, promote living in solidarity and justice in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.

      Our Vision

      In God we trust boldly, in the footsteps of Jesus we walk humbly and by the light of the Holy Spirit we love tenderly as we become true Christians who courageously face adversity as St. Patrick has done setting for us a perfect example.

    • Greater Sydney restrictions

      You must stay home.

      Only leave your home if you have a reasonable excuse.

      9 September 2021

      NSW Government announces targets for easing of COVID-19 restrictions

      The NSW government has announced a target for the easing of restrictions on churches for all of Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains and Wollongong regions.

      Churches will be closed to the public until the Monday after NSW passes the 70 percent target of residents having had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

      Funerals may proceed at this time, with a maximum of ten members of the congregation, following a four square metre rule.

      LIVESTREAM

      Please click on Calendar Date to view Daily Mass Livestream (if direct link is not available Click on 'Uploads', choose 'All videos' to search) or go to YouTube search.

      Sunday Mass 10am
      Daily Mass 8:45am Monday-Saturday
      Holy Rosary Sunday 9:45am, Monday - Saturday 8:30am
    • Parish Bulletins

      20210919 25 Sunday Ordinary Time B Terms of Service

      20210912 24 Sunday Ordinary Time B Terms of Service

      Message from Archbishop Fisher (reopening of churches) following the NSW Government’s COVID “Freedom Plan” pdf

      Heartbeats from your new Parish Priest Fr Eduardo 
      Hope you’re all doing well and behaving yourself responsibly wherever you are these days. Some important and pressing questions have preoccupied our minds, and may continue to do so, with regards to the lockdown and Covid-19. Nevertheless, there’s a bright ray of hope in the tunnel that we are trekking. The Archbishop of Sydney has a significant message for us. Should you like to read or know more please refer to the link in our parish website - 20210909 Message from Archbishop Fisher reopening of churches.pdf. I’ll just highlight some important items to think about:
      1. Sydney will begin to reopen once 70% of the adult population has had 2 doses of a Covd-19 vaccine (places of worship included).
      2. Worship is an essential service, not just mere recreation for many people.
      3. A 'No Entry’ sign at the door of the church is wholly inconsistent with the Gospel  preached inside.
      4. Race, gender, ethnicity, age, education, wealth or health status (including vaccination) must not be points of division  within the Christian community or barriers to communion with Christ Jesus.
      5. Some easing of  restrictions on both outside and indoor Masses is on the near horizon.
      6. Clergy will continue to be allowed to deliver pastoral care in people’s homes.
      7. In terms of people’s longing for a return to Mass, efforts with other faith leaders are being worked out by the Archbishop on behalf of the Catholic faithful.
      8. Don’t be too concerned or jump to any conclusions over media reports.
      9. Pray for your church and civic leaders.
      Hope  we can go back  to church life as normal as we can, sooner than later. Let us be a solution to the problem, rather than a burden or a ‘pain in the neck.’

      20210905 23 Sunday Ordinary Time B Terms of Service

      20210829 22 Sunday Ordinary Time B 

      20210822 21 Sunday Ordinary Time B

      20210815 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Solemnity Sunday

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      For more information and notices please see Notices/COVID-19 or our latest CLUSTER BULLETIN (pdf). Please feel free to contact us by email or phone. There would also be posters up in the church or on our Notice Boards outside the church or the Presbytery.

    • Saint Joseph

      Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”

      With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from today, 8 December 2020, to 8 December 2021.

      Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
      Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
      To you God entrusted his only Son;
      in you Mary placed her trust;
      with you Christ became man.

      Blessed Joseph, to us too,
      show yourself a father
      and guide us in the path of life.
      Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage,
      and defend us from every evil.  Amen.

      On the feast of St Joseph the Worker (1st May) the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments published an updated version of the Litany of St Joseph, approved by Pope Francis.

      The 112 year old litany now includes invocations mainly taken from modern papal texts about St. Joseph, including Pope Francis’ December Apostolic Letter proclaiming a Year of St Joseph and St John Paul II’s 1989 Apostolic Exhortation, “Redemptoris Custos”. 

      The seven additions to the litany are: “Custos Redemptoris” (Guardian of the Redeemer); “Serve Christi” (Servant of Christ); “Minister salutis” (Minister of salvation); “Fulcimen in difficultatibus” (Support in difficulties); “Patrone exsulum” (Patron of exiles); “Patrone afflictorum” (Patron of the afflicted); and “Patrone pauperum” (Patron of the poor).

    • Litany of St Joseph with New Invocations
      Download File: Litany of St Joseph with New Invocations (93.2 KB .pdf file)
    • October: The Month of the Rosary

      The Rosary is made up of twenty "mysteries" (significant events or moments in the life of Jesus and Mary), which, following the Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae, are grouped into four series.

      The first contains joyful mysteries (recited on Mondays and Saturdays); the second, the mysteries of light (Thursdays); the third, the sorrowful mysteries (Tuesdays and Fridays); and the fourth, the glorious mysteries (Wednesdays and Sundays).

      "This indication is not intended to limit a rightful freedom in personal and community prayer, where account needs to be taken of spiritual and pastoral needs and of the occurrence of particular liturgical celebrations which might call for suitable adaptations"  (Rosarium Virginis Mariae, 38).