St Patrick's Parish Guildford

parish-notices 

Diocese of Parramatta - timetable for HSC Masses 2017


Bishop Vincent address at the launch of the Social Justice Statement 2017-2018


Social Justice Statement 2017–2018: Everybody’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy

Download a copy of the 2017-2018 Social Justice Statement.

 


October - Month of the Holy Rosary

October is the month of the Holy Rosary and the parish invites you to four talks coupled with discussion on the Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous mysteries of the Rosary.

The talks and discussion will be held after the 9:00am  Mass for approximately 45mins on the following Thursdays.

5th October, 12th October, 19th October, 26th October. 


Recently Deceased Parishoners & Friends: 

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Lyn Metcalfe, Rae Ranc, Sele Halahigano Tukana, Luz Alba Bailio, Michele Mastrodomenico.

 


PARISH MASS TIMETABLE

Sunday Masses: 

Saturday Vigil  6:00pm

8:00am and 10:00 am

6pm -  Maronite Mass 

 

Weekday Masses:

Tuesday: 7.30pm
Wednesday: 9:00am
Thursday: 9:00am
Friday: 9:00am
Saturday: 9:00am 

Click to view additional timetable information: 


View information about Parish Programs including Baptisms and Weddings


PARISH MINISTRIES:

Parish Pastoral Council: Meet bi-monthly on a Wednesday evening (6:00pm-8:00pm) in the Parish Office. 

Social Justice Group: Meet bi-monthly on a Wednesday evening (6:30pm) in the Parish Office 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): For enquiries contact Parish Office on 9632 2672.

Music for Worship: Meet once a month at 9:45am in the Parish Office.

Welcome Committee: Meet Bi-Monthly on a Monday at 9:30am in the Parish Office. 

The Manning Foundation: Meet 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00pm in the Parish Office. 
Mobile Number 0497 973 311.

Catechists: Meet 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9:30am

Children's Liturgy: Every 1st and 3rd Sunday during the 10:00am Mass - (except during school holidays or when otherwise advised)

Shamrock Youth: Meet 1st Saturday of each month after 6:00pm Vigil Mass and social outing on 3rd Sunday of each month - will be advertised in the bulletin (except during school holidays)

Follow Shamrock Youth on Facebook

Legion of Mary: Meet every Wednesday after 9:00am Mass in the Parish Office.

Sacred Heart Society: Meet 1st Sunday of each month at the 8:00am Mass

Read additional information about our Parish Ministries.


A listing of Mass times across the Dioceses of New South Wales.

Sydney Archdiocese


Parramatta Diocese


Broken Bay


Canberra Goulburn 


Wilcannia Forbes

 


 

Catholic Parish of St Patrick Guildford

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An Invitation from Bishop Vincent

Call for nominations for Deanery and Diocesan Pastoral Council....click to read further information. 

Download the Nomination Kit from the Diocesan Website  and read information about the role and function of the Diocesan and Deanery Councils. 


SOCIAL JUSTICE CORNER

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Social Justice Sunday
Summary of the Australian
Catholic Bishops' Conference
Social Justice Statement

Pope Francis has call for an economic system that places men and women at the very centre - one that meets the needs of all people and is just and sustainable.  He denounces economic structures that take a purely utilitarian view of human beings treating thema as mere elements of production, to be thrown away if they are not seen as useful or productive.

The Australian Catholic Bishops' Social Justice Statement for 2017-18 titled 

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"Everyone's Business: Developing an Inclusive  and Sustainable Economy'. The Bishops call for an economy that is founded on justice and offers dignity and inclusion to every person.

The Bishops' Statement is built around the Gospel for Social Justice Sunday, 24 September 2017.  Jesus tells the parable of the workers in the vineyard, where all are active contributors and are recognised for their human dignity.

Australia has experienced a quarter of a century of continuous economic growth, but the benefits of this good fortune have not been distributed equally.  In our workplaces, conditions and security of employment subsist on incomes well below poverty levels. Australia is experiencing a housing crisis.  And our Indigenous brothers and sister struggle with economic and social burdens that most Australians cannot imagine.

In the light of these challenges, the Statement calls us to build an economy founded on true solidarity with those who are most vulnerable.  Such a society will reject an 'ideology of the marker' that forgets the principles of justice and equity.  Justice must be built into the very foundations of our community, and business can work for everybody's benefit, not just for shareholders.  The excluded and vulnerable must have a voice in decision-making.  God is calling us to have a voice in decision making.  God is calling us to use his bounty wisely, for the good of all and of our plantet.

For further details about the Social Justice Statement, visit the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council webisite www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au or call (02) 8306 3499.  Copies of the Social Justice Statement 2017-18 are available in the foyer of the Church or click to download a copy.


Royal Commission Case Study 50 

Address by Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, Royal Commission Case Study 50 – Catholic Church Authorities, delivered 10 February, 2017. 8 February.


SAFEGUARDING RESPONSE:

...an initiative of the  Parramatta Diocese Click to view details.


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 Download a copy of the 1025-16 Australian 
Catholic Bishops' Conference Social Justice Statement.
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Download or order copies of the
2014-2015 Auatralia: A Crown for Australia
 

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Bible Verse of the Day

 


ST PATRICK'S CHURCH FACILITIES

To facilitate the comfort and convenience of parishioners St Patrick's has the following facilities:

  • Disabled ramp access via side door
  • Disabled toilet facilities
  • Hearing loop
  • Reverse cycle air-conditioning
  • Updated data projector facilities
  • Wheelchair space at the front of the church
  • Pram space at the rear of the church.
  • Updated and increased lighting for footpath and amenities access
  • Clear amenities signage

 

DO YOU HAVE AN HOUR OR TWO TO SPARE? - YOUR PARISH NEEDS YOUR HELP:

St Patricks have various positions to fill that require only 1 or 2 hours per month, eg Altr Society, Welcome Group, Legion of Mary, Manning Foundation 1st and 2nd Collection Counters etc.  If you can give us just 1 or 2 hours per month please contact the office on 9632 2672 between 9:00 am and 2:30pm.  We hope to hear from you. 


MASS INTENTIONS 

To prevent confusion and assumptions could parishioners identify if a Mass intention, for publication in the Bulletin, is either:

Recently Deceased

Anniversary, or

Deceased

Printed envelopes are for mass intentions are available at the back of the Church.