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 continues to serve the multinational community of Sydney and beyond.

NOTICE FROM THE PARISH PRIEST

On Wednesday 1 July the government introduced a new regulation: The number allowed to be present in the church is now to be calculated on the basis of one person to each 4m2.

On this formula, we can accommodate 80 persons in St Patrick’s.

On Sunday 5 July we therefore introduced a new schedule at St Patricks, please refer to the new schedule in the mass and reconciliation schedule section in our website below:

Signing in with contact details is required before you enter the church. Please bring your own pen.

Normal social distancing is expected at all times in and around the church

If you do not feel well, please stay at home and take care of yourself!

When the number of people in the church reaches 80, the doors will be closed!

Since St Patrick’s functions more like a shrine than a parish, most people come on a “drop in” basis. It is therefore not practical to have a registration or booking arrangement. We must operate on a first come first served basis. I ask for your patience and cooperation.

We will continue to post Sunday Masses online.  We have discontinued the weekday Masses online.

Michael Whelan SM, Parish Priest, 3 July 2020

MASS AND RECONCILIATION SCHEDULE

SUNDAYS

St Patrick’s opens at 7.30am

Masses:

  • 8am, 10am, 12noon and 3pm at St Patrick’s
  • 9am at St Brigid’s

Reconciliation:

  • 7.30am-9am
  • 9.30am-11am
  • 11.30am-1pm
  • 2.30pm-4pm

The church closes at 4pm

WEEKDAYS

St Patrick’s opens at 7.30am-9am then 11.30am-1pm

The church closes for the day on weekdays at 1pm

Masses:

  • 8am and 12noon

Reconciliation:

  • 7.30am-7.55am then 8.30am-8.40am
  • 11.30am-11.55am
  • 12.30pm-12.45pm

ST PATRICK’S WEEKDAY SCHEDULE

(Monday – Saturday) – from 15th JUNE 2020

07.30am Church opens
Reconciliation
08.00am Mass
Church closes for cleaning (about 30 minutes)
09.00am Church Closed

11.30am Church re-opens
Reconciliation
12.00pm Mass
01.00pm Church Closed

ST PATRICK’S SCHEDULE

Sunday 14 June 2020

7.30am – the church opens, Reconciliation available, 8am – Mass
then the church will be closed for cleaning – which will take about 30 minutes

9.30am – the church re-opens, Reconciliation available, 10am Mass
then the church will be closed for cleaning – which will take about 30 minutes

11.30am – the church re-opens, Reconciliation available, 12noon Mass
then the church will be closed for cleaning – which will take about 30 minutes

2.30pm – the church re-opens, Reconciliation available, 3pm Mass
then the church will be closed for cleaning – which will take about 30 minutes

4.00pm – the church closes for the day

ST BRIGID’S (14-16 Kent St Millers Point)

Sunday 14 June 2020

9am –  Mass

The churches at both St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s will remain closed for Sundays thereafter until we are able to open it and ensure safety for all those who attend.

St Patrick’s Mass online will continue to be available in our website www.stpatschurchhill.org and also in our Youtube Channel.

Michael Whelan SM
Parish Priest

NOTICE FROM THE PARISH PRIEST

We are grateful and encouraged that you experience the spirit of courage, calm and hope as you partake in the online presence of St Patrick’s, your “spiritual oasis” from wherever you are.

As we move on to another week and the weeks to come in this time of the coronavirus – among other things – consider ourselves invited to re-imagine our lives.

It is in fact, a moment of grace in which we can re-imagine what it means to be a human being, re-imagine what it means to be a society, re-imagine what it means to be a disciple of Jesus, re-imagine what it means to be a Catholic, re-imagine what it means to be me.

Many have asked about I the absence of a Priest. Read about Fr Michael Whelan’s recommendation, here,

The parish staff will mostly be working from home. If you have any inquiries please email office@stpatschurchill.org.

Daily Mass in St Pats – 11/06

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Schola Cantorum – Ave Maria (Bruckner)

Spiritual Reflection – NOW

Spiritual Exercises – Listening

Spiritual Exercises – Breathing

Spiritual Exercises – Listening

Spiritual Exercises – Breathing

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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: office@stpatschurchhill.org; 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.

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 are we taking at St Patrick’s   https://stpatschurchhill.org/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