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.
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Money Counters and Readers (Sat 5:30pm, Sun 5pm) needed.
Please email if you are available.
In keeping with NSW Health directives, anyone attending a church now must wear a face mask. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from this rule, but are encouraged to wear face masks where practicable.
NSW Health can impose a $200 fine on each individual failing to abide by this rule.
Up to 100 people can attend Masses as well as other ceremonies including funerals, baptisms and weddings, providing a four square metre rule is observed.
QR codes are now compulsory for churches to ensure there is a record kept for all attendees. However in cases where you have parishioners unable to use a QR code, the parish must keep an electronic record of that person’s name and contact details.
You’ll find more information here: https://www.sydneycatholic.org/coronavirus-frequently-asked-questions/
Livestreamed Masses across the Archdiocese of Sydney
As COVID-19 restrictions are making it challenging for many parishioners to attend Mass in person each week, the Archdiocese is continuing to publish details online of parishes which are offering livestreamed Masses on this webpage: https://www.sydneycatholic.org/live-masses/
If you would like to include your parish livestreamed Mass details on this webpage or have current details updated, please contact Michael Kenny. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Go Make Disciples
Thank you to all our parishes and Eucharistic communities for your support following the successful launch of our new Archdiocesan Mission Plan, Go Make Disciples.
The plan has come after over five years of consultation with clergy and laity through the ‘Parish 2020’ process, focused on how best to ensure our parishes are true centres of the new evangelisation so they can nurture the faith of future generations of Catholics.
Visit the Go Make Disciples website (http://www.gomakedisciples.org.au) where you’ll find a downloadable copy of the full plan and a summary version.
Please also help us promote the plan more broadly by sharing the attached social media tiles, including prayer tiles on your parish Facebook and Instagram platforms.
The Sydney Centre for Evangelisation team will be readily available to support parishes including through upcoming online and regional launches and Parishes for Mission days to be conducted within deaneries in the first quarter of 2021.
Thinking About Priesthood?
A Seminary Open Day will be held at on Sunday 14 February 2021 at the Good Shepherd Seminary, 52-58 Abbotsford Road, Homebush starting with Morning Prayer at 9am and a public Mass at 10:00 AM. The day will include prayer, conversations with seminarians and priests, talks with information about the studies required of men training for the priesthood and a guided tour around the Seminary. Brunch will be provided.
For registration or more information visit us at vocationcentre.org.au or contact us at the Vocation Centre on 02 9307 8424 or email email@example.com.
Please RSVP by Friday 5 February 2021
Mass to mark the Centenary of Servant of God, Eileen O'Connor
Thanks to parishioners across Sydney who attended the special Mass on Sunday 10 January, celebrated by Bishop Terry Brady at St Brigid's Coogee to mark the Centenary of the death of Servant of God, Eileen O'Connor. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance at this Mass was limited to 100 people. A full recording of the Mass is available to watch on the recently launched Eileen O'Connor website at this address: www.eileenoconnor.com.au May we all renew our prayers this year that the "Little Mother" as she was affectionately known, may soon be counted amongst the saints in heaven.
The 2021 Archdiocesan Marriage Preparation course, Of Life and Love, will be held on the following dates:
1. Saturday 27 February commencing at 10am and then Thursday evenings 4, 11, 18 March 2021
2. Saturday 14 August commencing at 10am and then Thursday evenings 19, 26 August & 02 September 2021
To Book Online - https://www.trybooking.com/BMTLF
For further information, please contact - The Life, Marriage and Family team on (02) 9307 8480 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Got Your Wedding Plans Under Control?
How prepared are you for marriage? Engaged Encounter provides you with deeper insights into each other and into married life. We give you a chance to spend time together to strengthen and enrich your relationship. For further information visit our web site: www.engagedencounter.org.au. Choose any of the coming Weekends: Feb 20-21, May 1-2, Aug 7-8, Nov 13-14
Youth Ministers needed at Ryde-Gladesville parish
The Catholic parish of Ryde-Gladesville is looking for two youth ministers, to work with youth groups in the parish as well as outreach to parish-linked primary and secondary schools.
The Youth Ministers will work in close consultation with the Parish Priest, Youth Minister Coordinator and the youth to set up structured groups that cater for the broad spectrum of youth ages.
Successful applicants will have:
One position will be for 20 hours per week and the other position for 10 hours per week. You must be prepared to work on weekends, especially the 6pm Sunday Youth Mass.
Due to two (2) positions being advertised, please advise in your application which position -20 hours per week or 10 hours per week you would like to apply for.
If this position sounds like it suits you, please submit a written application outlining your experiences, education achievements and why you feel you would be suitable for one of these positions. Please include two (2) written references with your application.
Please send your application to Mrs Judy Raumer EA to Fr Greg Morgan fmvd, Parish Priest – email@example.com by 18th January 2021.
Parish Missionary Internship for young Catholics: Seattle, USA
Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, on the outskirts of the US city of Seattle is seeking young adult Catholics (10-30) who wish to spend a one year internship spreading the gospel to youth and young adults, while gaining valuable experience serving in a vibrant parish environment.
Missionary interns will live and work in a team setting with other parish interns participating in daily prayer, Mass and evangelisation efforts in the parish and greater community. If you’re interested in the program, please contact Sr Maria Caeli OP- Director of Missionary Internship Program at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
JRS Appeal for Foodbank Donations
The Jesuit Refugee Service mobile food bank is a huge and growing operation. JRS are feeding over 900 people each week who have been excluded from Federal Government financial support and cannot return home. Their stocks of rice, pasta, oil, tuna, and long life milk are RUNNING LOW. If you can donate these items they have drop off spots around Sydney here. In the absence of Federal Government support for people in need, we continue to need your help. Please visit: https://aus.jrs.net/en/foodbank/ and learn how you can support people who have no other means to buy these basics for their families. This short video also shows what happens to food donations that are made: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=293160638622911
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Church Address: 143 Princes Highway, Kogarah NSW 2217 Australia
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Please note any approved refunds will be returned using the original method of payment. Payments or donations from credit cards will be refunded to the same credit card used to make the donation.
St Patricks History (click on link)
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