St Patrick's Parish Guildford

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Christmas Day Masses 

Sunday 24 December - Christmas Eve  - 6:00pm Children's Vigil Mass

Christmas Day Masses 

Sunday 24 December - Christmas Eve  - 6:00pm Children's Vigil Mass

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......on Christmas Eve


Christmas Day:  

Monday. 25th December

8:00am and 10:00am 

 

Sacrament of Penance for Christmas 2017 

Tuesday 19 December 6:15pm - 7:15pm 

Friday 22 December 10:00am - 12:00 Noon 

 

PLEASE NOTE
1. No 8:00am Mass, Confessions or Eucharistic Adoration on Saturday 23 December and Saturday 30 December 

2. No weekday Mass/Confessions between Tuesday, 26 December and Saturday, 30 December. 


Christmas Mass times in Catholic Parishes across Western Sydney and Blue Mountains.


Recently Deceased Parishoners & Friends: 

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George Younan, June Goodchild, Noel Davidson, Joanna Rodricks, (Grandmother of Tracey Rodricks), Lamia Azar Farah and Josephine Hadidi and their Families.


PARISH MASS TIMETABLE

Sunday Masses: 

Saturday Vigil  6:00pm

8:00am and 10:00 am

 

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)

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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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Christmas Eve Children's Vigil Mass - Children's Liturgy:

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 All primary school aged children are invited to attend St Patrick's Christmas Vigil Children's Mass at 6:00pm on Christmas Eve. 

Children will be seated on the floor at the front of the church, fully supervised by the Children's Liturgy teachers. At this Mass we will attempt to include as many children as possible in the ceremony.  So that we are able to allocate jobs for the night we would ask you to text 0414 864 237 to let us know that your child(ren) is/are attending this Mass.  Please indicate your child's age so that we know which jobs will be appropriate for them, eg reading, carrying candles, etc. 

PLEASE NOTE: if your child is allocated a job on the night you will be informed by text message. Children who are allocated jobs on the night will be required to be at the church at 5:15pm for costumes and practice.  If you do not hear from us regarding jobs then please be at the church  by 5:45pm.

All children are encouraged to come dressed as shephers or angels. This will add to our Christmas clelebration. 


MANNING FOUNDATION CHRISTMAS APPEAL:

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The-manning-foundation Once again Christmas is almost here, and as always, it is a special time for families. This, therefore is your opportunity to help others in our parish who are in need. One way is by bringing food donations on the first, second and third Sunday in Advent and placing them under the statue of the Sacred Heart. Some examples of food items are weet-bix, long life milk, tinned fruit/vegetable/soup, spaghetti, jam, honey, coffee, tea, sugar, etc. Please check that the items you donate are in date. Due to health regulations please NO ITEMS CONTAIN NUTS OR TRACES OF NUTS. "The Lord is with you and greatly blessed you." (Luke 1:28)


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] 

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. 


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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.