St Patrick's Parish Guildford

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ASH WEDNESDAY - 14 February:

Mass will be celebrated at
9:00 am in the morning and 7:30pm at night. St Patrick's School will join us for the 9:00 am Mass. 

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinance. The law of fasting binds those who are between the ages of 18 and 60. The law of abstinance binds those who are over 14. 

Read deatils of our parish Lenten Program 


Recently Deceased Parishoners & Friends: 

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Gabriel Lobo.
Fr. Peter Neville, Enrico (Ric) Di Carlo Aida Afable, Jim Callaway, Edna May Adams, Maria Polese, John Polese, Olive O'Neil.



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)

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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DAYS OF FASTING AND REPARATION IN SORROW FOR CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AND THE HEALING OF VICTIMS: 

The Australian Catholic Bishops have proclaimed the days from Ash Wednesday until the following Saturday (14-17 February). In a message to the Catholic community at the beginning of Lent, the bishops have declared the Days of Fasting and Reparation to be an "authentically Catholic response" to supplement the Church's efforts in the area of the protection of children and vulnerable adults. The Bishops’message, in part, reads:

Last December, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse handed down its final report.  In the long years since the tragedy of child sexual abuse within the Catholic community became known, the Church has committed to policies, procedures and structures to respond better to survivors of abuse and their families, to establish professional standards for all ministers and Church workers, and to safeguard children and vulnerable people.  We are calling upon the Catholic community in Australia to embrace this new moment by beginning the penitential season of Lent with four days of fasting and reparation. These are spiritual practices which express our desire for God’s reconciling and healing grace. Through fasting, we stand in solidarity with the victims and survivors of abuse whose much deeper hunger is for healing and peace in their lives. Through reparation, we make amends for the sin of those in the Church who abused children or failed to listen and act when they should have.  Please take to heart the importance of these days in preparing the Church to respond to the recommendations of the Royal Commission and to make the journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter.We cannot undo the past. With God’s help, we can make the future better


Liturgical Ministry Gatherings

There are two tables at Mass:  the table of the Word - the table of the Eucharist.

Together they constitute a single place of workship before God.

It is from each of these tables that we are fed, that we receive the bread of life.

Implicit in this teaching is the understanding of the real presence of Jesus...

 

  • in the assembly gathered in his name
  • in the priest
  • in the Word
  • in the Eucharist [Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy No 7]

 

At the beginning of a new year it is good for those of us, who are ministers of the Word and ministers of Holy Communion, to come together to reflect on our ministry.

Saturday, 24 February there will be two meetings in the church:

10:30 AM - Lectors - Proclaimers of the Word

11:30 AM - Ministers of Holy Communion and Acolytes

It is important that all who are involved in these ministries attend the appropriate meeting.

Let us pray for our parish as we journey together through this year, 2018. 


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.