St. Patrick's Catholic Parish Kogarah, in the Archdiocese of Sydney, is a community of people of diverse backgrounds united by God through the Gospels, the teaching of the Catholic Church and the pursuit of common goals. We call on all the members to offer their unique gifts in a Christ-centered community, as we proclaim the Word of God, celebrate the sacraments, and promote education, hospitality, justice and service.
St Patrick's Catholic Parish will be a joyful Christ - centered community living in solidarity and justice and in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.
36 Chapel Street, Kogarah NSW 2217
Phone: (02) 9587 8998 Fax: (02) 9553 7908
St. Patrick's is a Catholic primary school located in the St. George area. It was founded in 1862 and was originally staffed by lay teachers. The Sisters of St. Joseph provided the ministry for the school from the early 1900's until 1986. Since this time, lay leadership under the direction of the Catholic Education Office, Sydney, has led the school. In 2009, St. Patrick's has an enrolment of 328 students with twelve classes. The class structure is a mix of single and double stream.
COVID-19 Update https://www.sydneycatholic.org/coronavirus-updates/
The NSW Governement has recommended parishioners wear face masks when attending religious services as an additional safeguard to help combat the spread of COVID-19.
Church attendance numbers are limited to a maximum of 100 people, providing there is a four square metre space around each person, with the exception of people from the same household.
All parishes must ensure that their churches are not left unattended when their doors are open and must keep written records with names and contact details of everyone who comes into the church at any time and these records must be kept for at least 4 weeks.
Parishes are advised to designate specific people to monitor the sign-in process and to make sure all people attending Masses are registering (at least one person from each family group).
Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 https://www.sydneycatholic.org/coronavirus-frequently-asked-questions/
To help parishioners with any questions they may have around COVID-19 and its impact on sacraments such as weddings, baptisms and funerals, you may find the FAQs page on the Archdiocese of Sydney website helpful at this time.
The Catholic Weekly has gone Digital!
With The Catholic Weekly returning to print, some of you might prefer to read it electronically on your desktop, tablet or mobile. Subscribe to The Catholic Weekly Digital Edition at https://www.catholicweekly.
ACBC National Catholic Men’s Gathering www.catholicmensgathering.com.
The ACBC National Catholic Men’s Gathering for 2020 is now being offered as an online event for registered participants. This modified program will be delivered in four pre-recorded sessions of approximately 1 hour in length. Each session will offer input from a variety of speakers and musicians, along with a response and questions for group discussion or individual reflection. The program is flexible, allowing you to participate individually or gather with others from your parish/diocese or men’s ministry group.
Aim: To inspire and encourage all Catholic men with a vision for personal discipleship, service and mission in the family, parish, diocese and the world.
Registration: Available from Monday 29th June
Event Program: Available from Saturday 15th August, 2020
Catholic Engaged Encounter Marriage Preparation Weekend
We are open for a face to face marriage preparation weekend August 1-2 at St Joseph’s Baulkham Hills. Engaged Encounter provides you with deeper insights into each other and married life. Spend time together to strengthen and enrich your relationship. Further information and registration: www.engagedencounter.org.au
Parent Line https://www.parentline.org.au/ Parent Line: 1300 1300 52
Many families are in the midst of or are facing serious challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and need extra support but don’t know where to start. Parent Line can help parents by providing support and strategies to manage. Call us 7 days a week.
Caritas Australia - Project Compassion Donations https://www.caritas.org.au/
With our churches closed over Easter due to COVID-19, you may not have had a chance to hand in your donation yet for Caritas’ Lenten Appeal, Project Compassion. Parishioners can donate online at www.lent.caritas.org.au
Can you picture yourself being a foster carer? https://www.familyspirit.org/
Family Spirit are seeking safe and stable homes for children for up to 6 months or longer.
To learn more about becoming a carer we are offering individual online information sessions at a time that suits you.
To book a one on one appointment call
CCareline 13 18 19 email@example.com 8am – 6pm, Monday – Friday
As winter is upon us, the Jesuit Refugee Service needs new blankets for their clients. If you are able to donate new blankets please contact Amelia Savage at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 9098 9336 and see the attached image for drop off points (drop off points as for food bank donations).
Catholic Cemeteries Grief Care https://catholiccemeteries.com.au/
Catholic Cemeteries is offering tailored Grief Care seminars hosted over Zoom. You’ll find information in the attached flyers and should contact Leonie Duck to register via email: leonied@catholiccemeteries.
The attached flyers are tailored for different groups (via Zoom):
New Dates for Plenary Council
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic the National Plenary Council Assembly has been postponed to October 2021(Adelaide) and April 2022 (Sydney). The discernment papers foundational to the development of the working paper and ultimately the agenda for the Assembly are available on the National Plenary Council webpage under the Discernment tab: https://plenarycouncil.
Jesuit Refugee Service appeal http://jrs.org.au/
During COVID-19 many refugees and people seeking asylum living in Sydney need help to prevent them from becoming homeless or destitute. For many of these men women and children the Jesuit Refugee Service is their only safety net.
To donate to the Jesuit Refugee Service Emergency Cash Appeal please call (02) 9356 3888 or email email@example.com
CatholicCare supporting seniors
CatholicCare Home Care services for seniors can help parishioners navigate the complicated My Aged Care system and provide services for seniors so they can live life to the full. Call our friendly team on 13 18 19 and we can arrange for one of our Home Care Specialists to talk you through the process.
CatholicCare outreach to the lonely and isolated https://www.catholiccare.org/
CatholicCare, through its CCareline 13 18 19 number and the Parish Volunteer Program in partnership with the Archdiocese of Sydney, is working together as the ‘hands and feet of Christ in the community’ reaching out to those most in need in our parishes and beyond. To register or learn more about the Parish Volunteer Program call CCareline on 13 18 19.
If you are struggling and need help or support, or you are worried about someone else, please call CCareline on 13 18 19 today.
CatholicCare Marriage Preparations https://www.catholiccare.org/family-and-Individual-services/counselling-and-relationships/marriage-and-relationship-education/
Marriage Education Goes Virtual: CatholicCare has quickly adapted to social distancing laws, providing marriage education virtually from mid-March. If you are engaged and are planning on getting married soon, CatholicCare is still able to provide you with your marriage education course during this time. We expect demand to surge when social distancing rules are relaxed further, so don’t miss out. Book now! Call 13 18 19.
Aid to the Church In Need - Fundraiser on 10th anniversary of MacKillop Canonisation https://www.aidtochurch.org/
17 October 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the canonisation of Australia’s first Saint, Mary of the Cross MacKillop. In celebration, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Australia is proud to have commissioned a commemorative set of Rosary Beads. All proceeds from the sale of these beads will directly support needy religious sisters around the world who - like Mary MacKillop -continue to take care of all people in so many ways.
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Church Address: 143 Princes Highway, Kogarah NSW 2217 Australia
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St Patricks History (click on link)
Monsignor Henryk Micek