St Patrick's Parish Guildford

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Recently Deceased Parishoners & Friends: 

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Diana Schmitz.

 

 


PARISH MASS TIMETABLE

Sunday Masses: 

Saturday Vigil  6:00pm

8:00am and 10:00 am

 

Weekday Masses:

Tuesday: 7.30pm
Wednesday: 9:15am
Thursday: 9:15am
Friday: 9:15am
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 10:00am 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.

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Canberra Goulburn 


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Catholic Parish of St Patrick Guildford

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Parish Commemoration of Anzac Day:

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As Anzac Day, Wednesday 25th April 2018 is a significant celebration for Australia and New Zealand, It is 100 years since the end of World War 1. We will remember the occastion with: 

 

  • Morning Prayer of the Church (Office for the Dead) at 7:00am followed by light refreshments in the Parish Office
  • An Anzac Day Mass will be celebrated at 9:15am
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pentecost Sunday

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Pentecost Sunday is on 20 May.  It is the celebreation of the coming of the Holy Spirit on those gathered in the upper room, including Mary, the mother of Jesus (Acts 1:12-14).  In Acts 2 we read that there were many people in Jerusalem, at this time, from every nation under heaven.  Here in our parish we too, have many people from many nations.  So to celebrate the wonderful feast we will continue our tradition of praying the intercessions in different languages. 

During the next couple of weeks people will be asked to translate a prayer from English into their own language and pray this prayer at Mass on Pentecost Sunday.

After the 10:00am Mass we are planning to have brunch/lunch at the Hall were we hope many of you will be willing to bring a plate of food to share from your culture.  It will be a good way to meet other members of our parish and build a stronger parish community. 


Parish Retreat - Sunday 6 May 2018: 10:00am - 5:00pm at the House of Prayer, 450 East Kurrajong Road, East Kurrajong. This day is for St Patrick's parishioners.

A retreat is a time when we are invited to leave our daily activities and come apart

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and rest awhile [Mark 6:31] with our loving God, made known to us in Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Due to house size we can accomodate only 12 partricipants.

Fr Peter and Sr Helen wil facilitate the day.  

Cost is $10:00 per person. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

A question to ask ourselves:  Am I called to take part in this retreat day? If so, please contact the Parish Office on 9632 2672.

House of Prayer - East Kurrajong


SOCIAL JUSTICE CORNER

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A Prayer for Our Earth 

All powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, tha twe may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one
O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognise that we are profoundly united with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace. 
 
[Pope Francis: Laudato Si - On Care for Our Common Home 160] 

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

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

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

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Download a copy of the 2015-16 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.