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.
Advent Activities for Families: it includes information about Advent, prayers, music, activities, including making Advent wreaths and Advent calendars.
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Christ Reigns – Prayer Resources to mark the Feast of Christ the King: 22 November 2020
Our Church marks the Feast of Christ the King this Sunday, also called the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, on the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year, a week before we enter Advent.
This Feast was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925 with his encyclical Quas primas, to respond to a world that was rejecting Christ and was being dominated by secularism.
To help mark this special feast, you will find prayer resources for parishes and families on the Archdiocese of Sydney website: https://www.sydneycatholic.org/christ-reigns-the-feast-of-christ-the-king/
You are also invited to share the attached social media tile on your parish Facebook page.
Go Make Disciples – Prayer for Renewal Campaign
Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP will be launching a new Archdiocesan Mission Plan Go Make Disciples on 12 December, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Star of the New Evangelisation. The new plan is aimed at renewing our parishes as places of encounter with the living Christ and centres of evangelisation and outreach to our community in love and mercy. In the weeks and months ahead we hope you will join us in an Archdiocesan-wide prayer campaign, calling on the Holy Spirit, to prepare the hearts of each of us and of all our parishes and Eucharistic communities to receive anew the fire of God’s love and the desire to be ever more faithful witnesses of Jesus Christ. Please join us by praying the attached prayer together at the end of each Mass, in your prayer group, and in your homes. More about the campaign in this weekend’s Catholic Weekly.
To help promote the prayer campaign, you will also find three social media tiles attached, with prayers through the intercession of three patron saints- Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady Help of Christians and St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.
You’ll find more information about Go Make Disciples on our dedicated website: gomakedisciples.org.au including a video interview with Archbishop Fisher in which he shares his personal faith testimony and his vision for the Church in Sydney.
For further information, contact the Parish Renewal Team at the Sydney Centre for Evangelisation, Archdiocese of Sydney on 9390 5307 or email@example.com
How Crisis can Lead to a More Mission-Driven Parish
Parishes across the world have been impacted by the current COVID19 crisis and the future remains fragile and uncertain. In these times of drastic change, how can we stand firm in the unchanging word of God? How could we respond to this crisis boldly and thrive instead of surviving by exploring innovative ways to become more missional.
Parish leaders, whether clergy or lay, are invited to a webinar on this topic tonight. Evangelisation Coordinator at St Declan’s parish, Penshurst, Cathy Kennedy will be among the guest speakers at this event.
Wednesday 18 November 7pm - 8pm
More information and to register https://divinerenovation.org/australasia?sapurl=LytkbnhrL2xiL2NhLytrODViMzc0P2VtYmVkJmJyYW5kaW5n
Divine Renovation Mission Tour
Wednesday, 25 November 10am-11am
Led by Canadian priest, Fr James Mallon, Divine Renovation works with parishes on 4 continents and in 10 countries. Learn more in this seminar on its mission of inspiring and equipping parishes to be missional and through them to bring people to Jesus Christ. More information and to register https://www.tfaforms.com/4861580
Up to 300 attendees are allowed at Masses, as long as churches follow a four square metre rule.
It is important to acknowledge that in practice, only St Mary’s Cathedral will be allowed up to 300 attendees because of its dimensions.
A small number of churches with larger dimensions will now be able to accommodate over 100 people at Masses.
You’ll find more information on attendance rules for weddings, baptisms and funerals here: https://www.sydneycatholic.org/coronavirus-frequently-asked-questions/
Churches are required to keep records of all attending Masses for contact tracing purposes and the NSW Government recommends that church-goers continue to wear face masks when attending Mass.
Nun Run 2020
The University Catholic Chaplaincy is organising a Nun Run for young women aged between 18-30. The Nun Run originated in America, where groups of young women would visit several convents during their university holidays to discover how religious sister’s really live. This is a great opportunity to visit sisters from different Charisms in their homes and experience how they live their vocations day-to-day. There will be time for adoration, divine office with the Sisters, rosary, visits to Shrines and more.
Get ready for a Nun-Run!!
A number of religious communities will be visited over the weekend:
-The Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia
-The Conventual Sisters of St Dominic
-Little Sisters of the Poor
-Missionaries of Charity
-Missionaries of God's Love Sisters (MGLS)
-Marian Community of Reconciliation
When: 4th – 6th Dec 2020
Women aged 18-30 are welcome but registrations are necessary!
Sign up here: https://unicatholics.org.au/nun-run
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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: email@example.com
Why Celebrate Christmas?
A series of Friday night presentations on the Sunday Mass readings during Advent,
followed by questions from the audience.
Where? 1880 Hall, Saint Peter’s Parish, Surry Hills
When? Friday nights: November 29 and December 4, 11 and 18 from 6.00pm to 7.00pm
For whom? Everyone is welcome
By whom? Dr. Ken Brimaud, LL. B., STD of the Catholic Institute of Sydney and the Angelicum University, Rome.
Hope for healing after an abortion
Rachel’s Vineyard Healing Ministries offer 3 new Online Reflections in times of COVID19 while the weekend retreats are not taking place. There are two FREE online one-to-one facilitated reflections to bring healing and hope to those who seek spiritual healing from grief and loss and a FREE 4hr retreat healing experience Saturday 5 December from 9-1pm.
Help Family Spirit Find Foster Carers
Family Spirit is asking parishes to promote our Family Spirit Information Evenings – which will be held online. We invite you to place an ad in your bulletin – all the information is found in the attachments – which can be cut and pasted into your bulletin of social media page. The next information session will be held on Wednesday, 25th November 2020, 12.30pm – 1.30pm.
If you’re having troubles with the content for your bulletin, please reach out to Roza on 0415 075 878 for assistance.
JRS Appeal for Foodbank Donations
The Jesuit Refugee Service mobile food bank is a huge and growing operation. Since 1 April, they have collectively fed more than 5,000 women, children, and men who have lost jobs, 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 we 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: http://jrs.org.au/how-to-help-refugees-and-people-seeking-…/ 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
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).
Documentary on ABC TV on the Emmaus Community in Perth
A talented Adelaide-based film-maker, Lara Damiani has produced a documentary, “A Place to Call Home” on the wok of the Emmaus Community in Perth, providing a home for adults who live with mental illness. The documentary will air on ABC TV’s Compass program on Sunday 22 November at 11am, followed by streaming on ABC iView until 22 December.
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Church Address: 143 Princes Highway, Kogarah NSW 2217 Australia
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