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St. Patrick's Catholic Church Kogarah St. Patrick's Catholic Church Kogarah

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    • Parish Mission/Vision

      Our Mission

      St. Patrick's is a community united by God through the Gospels, the teachings of the Catholic Church and the pursuit of common goals. Our members offer their unique gifts to God and each other. With these gifts we joyfully proclaim the Word of God, proudly celebrate the sacraments, promote living in solidarity and justice in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.

      Our Vision

      In God we trust boldly, in the footsteps of Jesus we walk humbly and by the light of the Holy Spirit we love tenderly as we become emboldened Christians who courageously face adversity as St. Patrick has done setting for us a perfect example.

       

    • Current News
      Feb 26, 2021
      Parish Bulletin
      20210228 2 Lent B

      Feb 19, 2021
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      20210221 1 Lent B

      Feb 12, 2021
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      20210214 6 Ord B

      Feb 5, 2021
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      Jan 29, 2021
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      Jan 22, 2021
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      Jan 15, 2021
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      Jan 8, 2021
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      20210110 Baptism of Our Lord B

      Jan 1, 2021
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      20210103 Epiphany of the Lord ABC

      Dec 25, 2020
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      20201227 Holy Family B
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    • 2021 Lenten Penance notice Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP
      Download File: 2021 Lenten Penance notice Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP (472.33 KB .pdf file)
    • LENT/EASTER 2021

      19 February - 26 March

      Fridays 6pm - Holy Mass+Divine Mercy Chaplet+Stations of the Cross


      28 March - Palm Sunday

      Holy Mass - Saturday 5:30pm; Sunday 8am, 10am, 7pm Youth


      Lenten Reconciliation

      29 March - Monday 7:30pm after 6pm Holy Mass

      Everyone is encouraged to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation - last available time before Easter.

      Additional Priests will assist.


      1 April - Maundy Thursday

      (No Mass at 9:15am)

      7pm - Holy Mass of the Last Supper + Quiet Prayer ends 9:45pm


      2 April - Good Friday

      10am - Stations of the Cross

      3pm - The Lord’s Passion

      + 24 hour Eucharistic Adoration ends Holy Saturday, 4pm


      3 April - Holy Saturday

      (No Mass at 9:15am and no Reconciliation am and pm)

       10am - Blessing of Easter Food + Morning Prayers

      7:30pm - Easter Vigil Mass


      4 April - Easter Sunday

      Holy Mass - 8am, 10am, 7pm Youth

    • Lenten Activities

      https://padlet.com/julielloyd/29gj8r03uo0vbk12

      Family Educator 
      St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, Kogarah. 
      02 9587 8998
       
    • Parish Notices
      Maximus Men’s Podcast We encourage all men to subscribe to the Maximus podcast. You can find it everywhere! Video versions are available in the video section of our Facebook page and on the Life, Marriage and Family YouTube channel. Audio versions are available on almost every podcasting app. https://www.sydneycatholic.org/maximus/
       
      Communications Workshop for Parishes
      The Sydney Centre for Evangelisation’s communications and news media and digital and design teams are leading an online workshop on Tuesday 16 March (11am-noon) to support parishes in the use of new technologies to help them share the Gospel in attractive ways.
       
      This hour-long workshop will cover advice on:
      • The production of bulletins;
      • Design and maintenance of websites;
      • Managing social media platforms;
      • Maintaining electronic newsletters;
      • Writing news stories;
      • Dealing with media enquiries.
      Registration is open to anyone involved in communications work in parishes:
       
      Communications Survey for Parishes
      Following the launch of the new Mission Plan, Go Make Disciples in December 2020,  the Sydney Centre for Evangelisation (SCE) is planning a series of workshops to support parishes across the Archdiocese of Sydney in the great work you’re already doing in communications as outposts of the Great Commission, making disciples who bear fruit for God (Romans 7:4).
      To help us better support your parish communications, we would appreciate your time in completing an online survey at this address:
      https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9SGHFWJ
       
      COVID-19 update
      Singing is now allowed in places of worship, as long as masks are worn and a one person per four square metre rule is observed.
      If no congregational singing takes place, places of worship are allowed to have one person per two-square-metres with no maximum cap.
      Up to 300 people can attend funerals and weddings, providing a two square metre rule is observed.
      The COVID Safe Plan for Places of Worship strongly encourages electronic collection of worshippers’ names and contact details.  Many parishes are doing this by online registration for Masses rather than a QR code and can continue doing so. Parishes may keep paper records and then transfer this data across into an electronic format. Record keeping is compulsory.
      More information is available online: https://www.sydneycatholic.org/coronavirus-updates/
       
      Rachel’s Vineyard – Healing Grief and Loss After Abortion
       
      Vinnies call for volunteers at Matthew Talbot Hostel
      The St Vincent de Paul Society is looking for volunteers to help establish a conference at one of Sydney’s most well recognised homeless shelters for men, the Matthew Talbot Hostel. For more than 80 years the centre has been offering accommodation and support to people who are homeless or at risk of it, and Vinnies is now looking at increasing their support. An information session is being held on Sunday 14 March at 9.30am beginning with a Mass celebrated by Fr Danny Meagher followed by morning tea, a tour and information session.
      Location: Entry 22, Talbot Lane, Woolloomooloo. For more information, contact Tony Cranney 0419-255-943 or to RSVP contact Joy Bowen 0447636619 or Joy.Bowen@vinnies.org.au.
       
      House of Welcome Lent Food Drive
      The House of Welcome (a division of St Francis Social Services) works with people seeking asylum and refugees to provide critical casework, housing, employment, food bank and emergency living assistance.  During COVID-19 the demand for financial assistance has risen.  They are running a food drive for Lent and the items they need are cooking oil (1 Litre), sugar (1 Kg), tinned tuna, canned tomatoes, basmati rice, shampoo + conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrushes, deodorant and bathroom and kitchen cleaning deodorants). To organise drop offs, contact: office@houseofwelcome.com.au or call 02 97279290.
       
      Discernment Retreat for Men (12-14 March 2021)
      Take a glimpse into life and formation into the priesthood, by attending this discernment retreat at the Seminary of the Good Shepherd. This retreat is designed to assist men ages 18-35 discern their vocation and who are seriously thinking about the diocesan priesthood. The retreat will offer time away from your daily routine and provide an opportunity for personal prayer and reflection to examine God’s call; to listen to inspiring talks and guidance for discernment process; learn the tools of discernment, sharpen your discerning skills, one-on-one time with spiritual direction from a priest and Q & A/discussions with seminarians.
      Keynote Address: Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP
      Retreat Speaker: Fr. Ed Travers MSC
      DATE: 12-14 March 2021
      WHERE: Seminary of the Good Shepherd, 50-58 Abbotsford Rd, Homebush.
      REGISTRATION COST: $75
      For more information, please contact us at vocations@sydneycatholic.org or 02 9307 8424
       
      Lenten Program for Sydney – Receive the Grace to Go Make Disciples: A Lenten Companion
      Receive the Grace to Go Make Disciples: A Lenten Companion is a means for parish staff and parishioners to meditate upon those foundations of spiritual renewal for individuals and communities that are at the heart of our Archdiocesan mission plan, Go Make Disciples, and to ask for the grace to grow where growth is needed.
      This practical resource includes the Sunday Gospels, reflection questions, devotional resources such as the Stations of the Cross, and also a spiritual reflection on foundations of the Christian life as explored in the Sunday Gospel, with reflections by Prof Tracey Rowland, Peter Holmes, Fr Chris Ryan MGL, Mother Hilda Scott OSB, Fr Kelvin Lovegrove, Fr David Braithwaite SJ, and Dr Paul Morrissey.
      If you have any enquiries about Receive the Grace to Go Make Disciples, please contact the Parish Renewal Team at parishrenewal@sydneycatholic.org or on (02) 9390 5330.
       
      Weekly Online Lenten Group - Receive the Grace to Go Make Disciples: A Lenten Companion
      Join Fr Noel Custodio, host of The Furnace podcast, as he leads an online Lenten Group which will use Receive the Grace to Go Make Disciples: A Lenten Companion.
      Dates: Wednesdays of Lent.
      Time: 7:30pm – 8:15pm
      For more information: contact the Parish Renewal Team at parishrenewal@sydneycatholic.org or on (02) 9390 5330.
       
      CatholicCare Sydney Hiring Community Support Workers
      CatholicCare Sydney is seeking Greek or Italian speakers to join the team as Community Support Workers. To help us, we invite you to place the attached advertisement in your bulletin. In the attachment you will also find content which you can copy and paste into any social media platforms your parish may use.
      For more information please call 13 18 19.
       
      Lenten Day Retreat for Women | Series I
      We are delighted to invite you to a series of reflection days for women, commencing with the Lenten retreat. Enrich your Lenten journey through the transformative embrace of scripture, reflection, adoration and prayer. This retreat offers a chance to take a step back from the pressing concerns of daily life, to reflect prayerfully on the current state of your relationships, with God, with the people around you, and with the world. The season of Lent, during which we prepare to celebrate the Paschal Mystery, the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ at Easter, is a great opportunity to make such a retreat.
      Speaker: Fr. Daniele Russo
      Location: St Michael’s parish, Meadowbank
      Cost: FREE (A small $10 donation will assist with catering on the day) 
      Please RSVP by Friday 5 March 2021 
      For more information, please contact us at vocations@sydneycatholic.org or (02) 9307 8424
      *Every inquirer’s/participant’s details are kept confidential
      Online Registration Form: https://forms.gle/vtCMytqDPyysiFFo9
       
      Open Days at Eileen’s Place
      Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor is hosting a monthly Open Day, throughout 2021, the centenary of the death of Servant of God, Eileen O’Connor, inviting pilgrims to Eileen’s tomb at Dudley Street in Coogee.
      The next open day is Sunday 7 March, with two sessions from 10:30am-12pm and 12:30pm-2pm.
      Registrations are available online: https://eileenoconnor.com.au/open-days
       
      CatholicCare Sydney Hiring Community Support Workers
      CatholicCare Sydney is seeking Greek or Italian speakers to join the team as Community Support Workers. For more information please call 13 18 19.
       
      JRS Lenten Program – 400 minutes 4 Refugees
      This Lent, join JRS Australia in our Lenten challenge by offering moments of your day to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving in solidarity with refugees. Starting on Ash Wednesday, February 17, the goal is to reach 400 minutes of solidarity by Easter Sunday, April 4. That’s 10 minutes each day for the 40 days of Lent. Pope Francis has called us to encounter those who have been forcibly displaced, but what does that mean as we all continue to social distance? Why not use these minutes as moments of solidarity with refugees? For more details, please visit: https://aus.jrs.net/en/news/lenten-prayer-program/
       
      JRS Australia’s Lenten Foodbank Appeal: “6 Weeks of Lent – Give 6 Things.”
      A chance for your parish to join to help those who need it most in our community. Right now, JRS is feeding 1000 people a week and the demand for help keeps growing. COVID-19 has disproportionately affected the lives of people seeking asylum and temporary migrants in Australia, as they remain excluded from all forms of Federal government support.  This has meant that people who were once working and self-sufficient have had to rely on charities, like JRS, for rent, medication, bills and food. To help keep everyone fed, we are asking parishioners to donate one item a week (1 or 2 Kg bags of Basmati Rice, Tuna in oil, Cooking Oil (750ml/1L/2L bottles), tinned tomatoes, tinned lentils, chickpeas, red kidney beans, pasta (spaghetti, penne, spiral but not tinned spaghetti).  At the end donations can be dropped at the JRS office at 10-12 Victoria Rd, Parramatta between 12 - 15 April or 3 - 6 May. To drop off items, please email: foodbank@jrs.org.au or call 9098 9336.  Please be sure to book a date/time in advance as we have limited parking and storage space at our new office. Please see JRS website.
       
      Foster Carers Needed
      Family Spirit needs your help to find part-time, short-term or long-term carers for children and young people of all ages. We invite you to place this ad in your bulletin and consider asking families or individuals in your parish to consider opening their hearts and homes to children in need. Some people have never thought about it – but would be open to it. A personal invitation and encouraging word is the best way to inspire them to think about it. 
       
      Hybrid Retreat: Healing and Discipleship
      https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=711619&
      Experience the awesome presence of God
      By Rev Fr Matheus Wuwu, MGL
      On Saturday 13 March 2021 at 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
      LOCATION
      St Joseph's Parish Hall
      Walz Street, Rockdale, NSW 2216
       
      Support for the House of Welcome
      The House of Welcome works with people seeking asylum and refugees to provide critical casework, housing, employment, food bank and emergency living assistance.  During COVID-19 the demand for financial assistance has risen.  HoW has increased the Emergency Living Package program by 216% to respond to the amplified levels of distress and hardship amongst their clients.  In the last few months House of Welcome has delivered emergency assistance and been able to support clients to maintain their tenancies and assisted those who have come to the centre homeless.  There are a number of ways that you can help such as donating to the Emergency Relief Package or donate staple food items to the House of Welcome foodbank (see attached flyer for items needed).
       
      Men's Breakfast - Claim the Date
      Saturday, 13 March 2021 - 8am-11:45am
      Keynote Speaker Topic - St Joseph and the Masculine Genius
      Mass with Bishop Umbers
      Cooked Breakfast
      Contact Parish Office - 9567 3589
       
      Men's Weekend - MenAlive Men’s Parish Retreat
      The menALIVE Men’s Weekend is an opportunity for men to explore what makes them feel fully alive, to have their faith ignited or reignited. The experience of the weekend is powerful and dynamic and many men are inspired and encouraged with a new sense of purpose and mission. The weekend is organised by men in your local community and conducted by an experienced team of menALIVE leaders. It is suitable for all men from 18 years of age.
      On Saturday 20 March 2021 at 8:30 AM to Sunday 21 March 2021 12:00 PM
      Location: John the Baptist Church, 45 Mount St, Bonnyrigg Heights
      Registration: www.trybooking.com/BNMJB
      Contact: Branko Poljak on 0411 281 299 for further information