St Patrick's Parish Guildford

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Recently Deceased Parishoners & Friends:

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Margarite Le, Lucia Le, Joe George, Anne Preston, Len Sherring, Patelise Tuipolotaane,
Fr Anthony (Tony) Aidan Reynolds, Abau Alves, Luis Pereira,  Marrianne Damhuis, Sr Maria Goretti Pearson RSJ.


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 

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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)

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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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SOCIAL JUSTICE CORNER

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Pope Francis constanly calls us to move beyond the security of the status quo and take the risk of going to the periphery. The church must be the church of the poor and for the poor. The church must go out of itself in order to be close to those in need. Conversely, the church that does not go out into the world keeps Jesus imprisoned. 

The church without its missionary impulse is unhealthy. For him, this missionary impulse has little to do with doing the minimum, with complacency and mediocrity. In fact, it has everything to do with taking risks and living with enthusiasm and commitment.  We should not be content with the status quo, especially when that status qupo is less than what God wants for us as infividuals and as  a community.   Australia is a wonderful country but where is it in terms of its treatment of asylum seekers, Indigenous and marginalised people should trouble us.

If one can detect the direction of Pope Francis' pontificate, it has something to do with the movement from security to boldness, from inward looking to outward looking, from preoccupation with our status quo, safeguarding our privileges to learning to be vulnerable, learning to convey God's compassion to those who are on the edges of society and church.

Bishop Vincent Long: Ann Clark Lecture August 2016 


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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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.