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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 and promote living in solidarity and justice, in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church and faithful to the Magisterium.

      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 true Christians who courageously face adversity as St. Patrick has done setting for us a perfect example.

    • Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) information
      COVID-19 FAQs
      08 November 2021
      Further easing of COVID restrictions
      NSW Health has announced a further easing of restrictions on churches, effective from today.
      People attending churches will need to observe a two square metre rule, with the exception of people from the same household.
      Masks are still mandatory.
       
      MASS TIMES
      Saturday (Vigil) Mass - 5:30pm
      Sunday Mass - 8am, 10am, 7pm
      Daily Mass - Monday-Saturday 9:15am
      Healing Mass/Anointing of the Sick - First Saturday 9:15am
      Wednesday, 6pm - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena, Mass, Cenacle Prayer
       
      Confession Saturday - after 9:15am Mass, 5 - 5:25pm,
      on request, before/after weekday Mass
      Holy Rosary 20 minutes before Daily Mass
       
      First Friday/Saturday All Night Prayer Vigil - 3/4 December 2021
      7pm Rosary
      7:30pm Holy Mass in Honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
      8:30pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Vigil Proper
      12:30am Benediction, Holy Mass in Honour of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
      Please email your queries. Thank you.
    • Parish Bulletins
      Heartbeats from your new Parish Priest Fr Eduardo
      This Sunday marks the beginning of Advent, a time of watchfulness, waiting and renewed hope, as we get ready to welcome the Lord into our hearts and lives this Christmas. The Church opens a NEW liturgical year, and we pray that it is not ONLY calendars that will be opened but our HEARTS as well. Hearts that are GRACIOUS HOSTS to the Lord who comes. He already came in flesh and weakness in His first coming, and He will come again in the final coming, but He comes every day in spirit and power most especially in the Sacraments, He comes without fail. We are the ones who fail to recognise His coming because of our sins and wickedness.
      Second Parish Pastoral Team Meeting
      We had our second Parish Pastoral Team last Tuesday, 23 November, and we discussed, shared and discerned how we can BEST serve each other, dear parishioners, friends and visitors. We generated more ideas on how our parish can be more vibrant, invitational, prayerful and welcoming. To do so, we have decided to put up an ELECTRONIC SIGNAGE in front of the church, not only for our parishioners, but for everyone to recognise our church and thereby entice people to VISIT or COME to our parish and join our community. Mass schedule will be the same except for the 7pm Sunday Mass - it will be adjusted to 6pm on the first Sunday, 2 January 2022. Advent, Christmas and New Year preparation will be posted in the bulletins to come and on our website. Please be advised that for the first time we will celebrate DAWN MASSES here in our parish leading to Christmas. This is a devotional nine-day series of early morning Masses, at 5:15AM with themes and Christmas hymns/songs early morning and light breakfast in our Parish Hall. My installation as your new PARISH PRIEST will be held early next year by the Archbishop or his Auxiliary Bishop. These are just some of the items that were discussed. We shall keep you posted.
      First Holy Communion
      This weekend we continue to have children receive their First Holy Communion. Due to Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing rules, we had to distribute the numbers into the following days - November (20/21), 27/28, and December 4/5, 11/12, 19. I humbly ask for your kind consideration when participating in the relevant Masses. Please continue to PRAY for our First Communicants.
       
       
       
       
      For more information and notices please see Parish Notices/COVID-19 and Archdiocese of Sydney News. Please feel free to contact us by email or phone 02 9587 8064. There would also be posters up in the church or on our Notice Boards outside the church or the Presbytery.
    • Advent: Sunday, 28 November - Friday, 24 December
    • Year of St Joseph
      Saint Joseph
      Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”
      With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from today, 8 December 2020, to 8 December 2021.
       
      Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
      Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
      To you God entrusted his only Son;
      in you Mary placed her trust;
      with you Christ became man.
      Blessed Joseph, to us too,
      show yourself a father
      and guide us in the path of life.
      Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage,
      and defend us from every evil.  Amen.
       
      On the feast of St Joseph the Worker (1st May) the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments published an updated version of the Litany of St Joseph, approved by Pope Francis. The 112 year old litany now includes invocations mainly taken from modern papal texts about St. Joseph, including Pope Francis’ December Apostolic Letter proclaiming a Year of St Joseph and St John Paul II’s 1989 Apostolic Exhortation, “Redemptoris Custos”. The seven additions to the litany are: “Custos Redemptoris” (Guardian of the Redeemer); “Serve Christi” (Servant of Christ); “Minister salutis” (Minister of salvation); “Fulcimen in difficultatibus” (Support in difficulties); “Patrone exsulum” (Patron of exiles); “Patrone afflictorum” (Patron of the afflicted); and “Patrone pauperum” (Patron of the poor).
       
    • Catechism of the Catholic Church

      II. THE PRECEPTS OF THE CHURCH

      2041 The precepts of the Church are set in the context of a moral life bound to and nourished by liturgical life. The obligatory character of these positive laws decreed by the pastoral authorities is meant to guarantee to the faithful the very necessary minimum in the spirit of prayer and moral effort, in the growth in love of God and neighbor:

      2042 The first precept ("You shall attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation and rest from servile labor") requires the faithful to sanctify the day commemorating the Resurrection of the Lord as well as the principal liturgical feasts honoring the mysteries of the Lord, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the saints; in the first place, by participating in the Eucharistic celebration, in which the Christian community is gathered, and by resting from those works and activities which could impede such a sanctification of these days.82

      The second precept ("You shall confess your sins at least once a year") ensures preparation for the Eucharist by the reception of the sacrament of reconciliation, which continues Baptism's work of conversion and forgiveness.83

      The third precept ("You shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least during the Easter season") guarantees as a minimum the reception of the Lord's Body and Blood in connection with the Paschal feasts, the origin and center of the Christian liturgy.84

      2043 The fourth precept ("You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church") ensures the times of ascesis and penance which prepare us for the liturgical feasts and help us acquire mastery over our instincts and freedom of heart.85

      The fifth precept ("You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church") means that the faithful are obliged to assist with the material needs of the Church, each according to his own ability.86

      The faithful also have the duty of providing for the material needs of the Church, each according to his own abilities.87