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 Australia continues to serve the multinational community of Sydney and beyond.

SUNDAY MASS – 25 October 2020

Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Expanded Mass schedule a St Pats beginning Saturday 31 October


We are adding three new times for Masses. Beginning on Saturday 31 October, we will re-introduce the Vigil Mass at 6pm. Beginning on Sunday 1 November we will re-introduce the 6pm Mass on Sundays. Beginning on Monday 2 November we will re-introduce the 5.30pm Mass on weekdays.

Please continue to social distance, wear masks, wash your hands and avoid crowds. Thank you for your cooperation during these difficult days. It all helps us to slowly re-build structures of normalcy in our lives. God bless us all!

Fr Michael Whelan SM
Parish Priest


St Patrick’s Covid Safety Plan here




St Patrick’s opens at 7.30am


St Patrick’s

8.00 am, 10.00 am, 11.00 am, 12noon
3.00 pm and 4.00 pm

St Brigid’s

9.00 am  


7.45 am – 8.30am, 9.45 am -12.45 pm
2.45 pm – 4.45 pm; 3.45-4.45pm

The church closes at 5pm


St Patrick’s opens at 7.30am


8.00 am, 10.30 am, 12noon


7.30 am – 7.55 am, 8.30 – 8.45 am
10.00 am – 10.25 am; 11.00 am – 11.15 am
11.30 am – 11.55 am ; 12.30 pm – 12.45 pm

The church closes at 1.00pm


8.00 am & 12noon


7.30 am – 7.55 am, 8.30 – 8.45 am
11.30 am – 11.55 am, 12.30 pm – 12.45 pm
The church closes at 1.00pm

Sunday Homily

25 October 2020

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Wednesday 28 October 2020


“Slavery in Australia”
Lecture by Sister Noelene Simmons

Spiritual Reflection – NOW

Spiritual Exercises – Listening

Spiritual Exercises – Breathing




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