CONSECRATION OF RUSSIA AND UKRAINE TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
In union with Pope Francis and many other bishops throughout the world this Friday 25 March on the Feast of the Annunciation Bishop Michael Kennedy will be making the consecration of Russia and the Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
We at St Patricks Parish will show our unity with Pope Francis and pray for the people of Ukraine and Russia in our parish with prayers at 3.15 pm following the guided Stations of the Cross at 3 pm on Friday 25 March.
5 MARCH 2022
Please join us for this inspiring day of reflection led by Sr Maureen McDermott. To register click on the registration link: Day of Reflection 5 March 2022
PARISH MORNING TEA
There is much to celebrate with the easing of the virus and being able to come together more comfortably. St Patrick’s Parish will celebrate a special morning tea event in the Parish Centre on Sunday 12 December 2021 following the 9 am mass.
All are invited to attend, and where possible are asked to bring a plate of morning tea food to share with others.
We look forward to this wonderful opportunity to acknowledge our blessings in coming together again and share in the community that is St Patrick’s.
POSTPONEMENT OF FR ROSS OBRIEN’S AND FR MICHAEL MULLANE’S JULBILATION CELEBRATIONS
Please be advised that these celebrations, which were to be held on 18 July will be postponed till later in the year to allow us to meet COVID-19 restrictions. We are aware there are a large number of people who would like to join us for this celebration and in order to ensure the best possible celebration it has been decided to defer this important event to a later time in the year.
BOTH THE 12 MIDDAY MASS and the LUNCHEON which was to follow have been postponed. Further advice will be provided when COVID restrictions are clearer.
WELCOME SISTER KATHRYN SWEENEY RSJ
We wish to extend a warm welcome to Sister Kathryn Sweeney RSJ who has arrived and been attending Masses at St Patricks quietly for the last few weeks. An official welcome will be held on the weekend of 19th/20th June.
Sr Kathryn will be a member of the St Patricks Parish Pastoral Committee and Fr Anthony is encouraging parishioners to also consider that group as their contribution to parish life. Sister is available for visitation to parishioners . Please give her a warm welcome and feel free to contact her via the parish office or by phone on 0411703608.
NATIONAL MEN’S GATHERING COMMENCING 31ST JULY 2021. PLEASE FIND ALL THE INFORMATION HERE.
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2021
“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem” (Mt 20:18). Lent: a Time for Renewing Faith, Hope and Love.
PARISHIONERS EXPERIENCED ST PATRICK’S NEW PARISH CENTRE
On Sunday 31st January 2021 parishioners enjoyed morning tea in the new Parish Centre on Bridge Street. Parishioners have watched with interest as the ‘old two-storey school building’ has been transformed into this new multipurpose meeting and function Centre. There was much satisfaction with the refurbished Centre and many suggestions were made for possible uses in the future. There was much comment like “What’s behind that door?”; and “Do we need a credit card to ride the lift?”. Parishioners were very pleased to have a chance to view this wonderful new facility before tenants take up a lease and whilst it is in pristine condition. Fr Anthony Koppman explained that there are still a few cosmetic touches to be made but overall the Centre is a fully functioning, modern complex.
The Centre will shortly be available for bookings from small parties to larger groups. If you have any enquiries please contact the Office on 6765 8211.
We look forward to welcoming many parishioners to their new Parish Centre.
CHRISTMAS MASS PLANNING DURING COVID RESTRICTIONS
St Patrick’s is currently preparing for joyful and inclusive masses during COVID-19 restrictions. Due to COVID-19 restrictions Bookings will be mandatory for all Christmas Masses. This means we need to plan now for the number of extra Masses we will require at St Patricks. Forms are available on this website and sheets are available at the back of the church for you to register your interest to attend one of the nominated Masses and any help you could give. Submitting your preference by this website is preferred. PLEASE ENSURE YOU RECORD YOUR PREFERRED MASS TIME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. **Note 5.30 pm mass is completely booked. 7.30 am Christmas morning has the most number of places still available.