CONNECT WITH THE SPIRITUAL OASIS

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 NSW, continues to serve the multinational community of Sydney and beyond.

THE RE-OPENING OF ST PATRICK’S CHURCH, THE ROCKS

As the target of 80% fully vaccinated  has been reached this weekend,
We will open for weekday Masses and Reconciliation at St Patrick’s on Monday 18 October. The schedule will be the one we followed before lockdown.
See schedule and Roster below.

We will open St Brigid’s for Mass on Sunday 24 October at 9am.

Michael Whelan SM, Parish Priest
14 October 2021

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IN LIGHT OF  THE MESSAGE FROM THE SYDNEY ARCHDIOCESE  CHANCERY ← (click link to read)  
AND THE “ROADMAP TO RECOVERY” ISSUED BY THE NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT ON 27 SEPTEMBER 2021 

ST PATRICK’S, CHURCH HILL WILL RECOMMENCE SERVICES AS FOLLOWS:

PHASE ONE – WHEN 80% ARE FULLY VACCINATED

  1. Welcome vaccinated and unvaccinated alike;
  2. Mass and Reconciliation schedule as before lockdown – see weekday and Sunday rosters below;
  3. Recorded Sunday Masses from St Patrick’s will cease when we start celebrating Masses in the church again;
  4. Require all attendees to use the QR Code or manual sign in for contact tracing;
  5. Operate on the 4sqm rule – allowing up to 90 individuals in the church at any one time;
  6. Require all those attending to wear a mask – in accord with the State Government regulation;
  7. Have no congregational singing;
  8. Anointing of the sick will be given on the second Thursday of the month at 10.30am Mass;
  9. Novena and Second Rite of Reconciliation will not be available until December when most of the restrictions are lifted;

PHASE TWO – WHEN 90% ARE EXPECTED TO BE FULLY VACCINATED – 1 DECEMBER 2021 – “THE NEW NORMAL”

  1. Welcome vaccinated and unvaccinated alike;
  2. Mass and Reconciliation schedule as before lockdown – see weekday and Sunday rosters below;
  3. Recorded Sunday Masses from St Patrick’s will have ceased;
  4. Require all attendees to use the QR Code or manual sign in for contact tracing;
  5. Operate on the 2sqm rule – allowing up to 180 individuals in the church at any one time;
  6. Wearing of masks optional;
  7. Congregational singing at some Masses;
  8. Anointing of the sick will be given on the second Thursday of the month at 10.30am Mass;
  9. Novena will recommence on Wednesdays – exact times to be announced;
  10. Second Rite of Reconciliation will be celebrated on the first Friday of the month at 9.45am.

Once again, we urge you to get vaccinated! If you have any doubts or uncertainties the following site may help you:

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency – COVID-19 and vaccines: Get the best advice for you and your family (ahpra.gov.au)

God Bless us all!
Fr Michael Wehlans SM
Parish Priest

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SUNDAY HOMILY

24 October  2021
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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 at 9254-9855.

To learn 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 – office@stpatschurchill.org

Spiritual Reflection – NOW

Spiritual Exercises – Listening

Spiritual Exercises – Breathing

A SPIRITUAL OASIS

THE BEGINNINGS

OUR COMMUNITY

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.  

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

ST PATRICK’S SAFEGUARDING POLICY

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 we are  taking at St Patrick’s   https://secureservercdn.net/198.12.144.78/j7k.5d9.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/Safeguarding-policy-at-St-Pats-January-2020.pdf

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 safeguardinfenquiries@sydneycatholic.org. 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.

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