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 TO OUR PARISHIONERS

  • It has been brought to our attention that someone has hacked our email system. Emails are being sent out from enquiry@stpatschurchhill.org – they should be regarded as dangerous and deleted immediately. The giveaway is the word “enquiry”. We do not have that word on any St Pats email address. Our address for general inquiries uses the word “office” – office@stpatschurchhill.org

    Sadly, a number of Catholic Churches have reported that their email and internet systems have been hacked during this time of the Coronavirus crisis.

    Please examine very carefully your emails. If you have any doubts about whether an email comes from St Patrick’s or any other Catholic Church organization – please phone and check it out.  Most especially DO NOT RESPOND to an email from the address enquiry@stpatschurchhill.org. We have our IT expert on the job and he will resolve this breach of our system quickly.

  • 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

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 – 02/06

Schola Cantorum – Ave Maria (Bruckner)

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Spiritual Reflection – NOW

Spiritual Exercises – Listening

Spiritual Exercises – Breathing

Spiritual Exercises – Listening

Spiritual Exercises – Breathing

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EVENTS E-NEWSLETTER

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