Under the care of the Marist Fathers (Society of Mary) since 1868 St Patrick’s Parish in Grosvenor Street, The Rocks,
and St Brigid’s in Kent Street, Millers Point continues to serve the multinational community of Sydney and beyond.


The doors of St Patrick’s church closed at midday on Monday 23 March 2020. This is in accord with the Prime Minister’s announcement on the evening of Sunday 22 March 2020. The doors of the building will remain closed until further notice.

However, the Church embodied in the people of St Patrick’s is open!

Daily Eucharist will be celebrated by the priests – whose faces you will readily recognize – from the sanctuary of our beautiful St Patrick’s Church and made available daily as online video posts here in our website and also in our YouTube Channel.

 We urge you to keep in touch with your “spiritual oasis”

The Sunday Gospel reflections which normally are found on the front page of the Bulletin, will be posted as usual on our website. These reflections will be accompanied by a video-podcast of my homily.

I encourage you all to be imaginative and generous in thinking of ways to continue – even deepen – human relationships at this time. Many will be feeling sad, anxious, frightened and lost. Is it possible for us to make this moment an opportunity to re-imagine our relationships with each other and with God? This “moment” could last for many months. May it be a time of grace!

The parish staff will mostly be working from home.   If you have any inquiries please email
If you would like to speak with a priest, please call one of these numbers (02) 9254-9809;
(02) 9254 9808; (02) 9254-9810; (02)9254 9809  or go to the door of the presbytery at the corner of Grosvenor and Harrington Street and ring the doorbell.

Michael Whelan, SM
Parish Priest

Daily Mass in St Pat’s

St Pat’s Homilies Podcast


At the beginning of 2017, Michael Whelan SM, Parish Priest, commissioned an icon of St Dimpna who is the patron saint of people in mental and emotional distress – especially those who have been sexually abused.   Her feast day is on May 15.  The icon will form the focus of an annual devotion to St Dimpna each May, with prayers especially for those who are in distress as a result of sexual abuse.  

The St Dimpna Community gathers in the Crypt each second Saturday of the month at 7.00pm to offer a place of prayerful support especially for those who have been sexually abused and  for anyone with mental or emotional distress.  

For more information contact the parish;  email:; phone (02) 9254-9855.

Marriage & Baptism at St Patrick’s

Saturday weddings at Saint Patrick’s may be arranged to commence at 9:30am, 2:00pm or 4:00pm. The celebration of the sacrament of Baptism can be arranged through contacting the Parish Office.

To Know more, Click here.

Mass & Reconciliation at St Patrick’s

St Patrick’s offers Masses and Reconciliation on Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

Check out our timetable to see Mass and Reconciliation times.

St Patrick’s Church Historical Tours

Twice a month St Patrick’s Courtyard Coffee Shop provides a guided tour of the St Patrick’s site, where this rich history is outlined in association with the various heritage buildings.

To Know more, Click here.

Get Involved in ministries and groups

Active ministries and groups within St. Patrick’s Parish. Those wishing more information about a group’s activities click here.

Alternatively you can contact the Parish Office.


For more than 170 years St Patrick’s has been a spiritual oasis in Sydney. There is a fine tradition of mercy and reconciliation here. Let us work together to ensure that everything possible is done to go on developing that tradition. It is a gift that grows richer with time. It is also a task that will never end.

To keep faith with that tradition, we must take account of the changing times. In particular, we must take account of the findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual.   Click on the link to know what special steps are we taking at St Patrick’s

A message from the Archdiocese of Sydney

Child sexual abuse is a crime he appropriate people to deal with a crime are the police. If you – or anyone you know – have been abused,
please contact the police.  Alternatively, you can contact the Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office at (02) 9390 5810 or You may also want to speak to your Parish Priest who will be able to provide support and guidance. The Archdiocese has a legal obligation to report crimes to the police