What‘s Happening at St Patrick’s

The following ministries and groups are active within St. Patrick’s Parish. Those wishing to join a group, or obtain more information can click on the link provided or contact the Parish Office by calling (02) 9254 9855, or emailing office@stpatschurchhill.org

Other Groups Meeting at St Patrick’s Church Hill

Australian Catholic Church Historical Society

Established since 1940, The Australian Catholic Historical Society is a cultural organisation aimed to promote interest, recording and research in Australia’s Catholic history.  The group meets every third Sunday of the month at St Patrick’s Crypt at 2.00 p.m. until 4.15 p.m. All are welcome to join and listen to various lecturers or to become a member.  For more information, please visit the ACHS website page that will indicate the courses and confirm meetings http://australiancatholichistoricalsociety.com.au/

Christian Meditation:

Christian Meditation takes place in the crypt on Tuesdays, 12:15pm. All are welcome.

The Legion of Mary

The St. Patrick’s Legion of Mary meets each Wednesday at 6:30pm, in the Parish Meeting Room. All are welcome. For more information please contact our Parish office on (02) 9254 9800 or www.legion-of-mary.org.au 

Marist laity:

www.maristlaityaustralia.com

MenALIVE:

MenAlive is a National Catholic Ministry to Men.
To know more click HERE

Rosary Group

The Rosary Group meet each Thursday at 12.30 pm at St Patrick’s Crypt where together the Rosary is prayed.

World Apostolate of Fatima:

Meeting every first Saturday of each month at St Patrick’s Crypt from 12.30 pm.

Ministries of St Patrick’s Church Hill

St Patricks Courtyard Coffee Shop and Book Shop

In 1865 St Patrick’s parish would have its own convent of nuns, with the arrival of a trio of Sisters of Mercy from Liverpool. That year, they were to commence teaching at the parish school.  Time later, Marist Priests Fr Joly and Fr Heuze organised the building of a chapel for the Sisters.  On 31st July, 1876, Archbishop Vaughan officially opened the chapel for the Sisters of Mercy.  The chapel was a small space used for the community of the Sisters. Despite it’s size, it was considered to be one of the prettiest and most devotional little chapels seen in the colony.  In June, 1998, after 133 years in St Patrick’s Parish, the Sisters of Mercy permanently retired to North Sydney.  In 2001, the Chapel was restored and re-opened as St Patrick’s Courtyard Coffee Shop and Book Shop, welcoming anyone wishing to sit in a tranquil and welcoming space. We thank the many volunteers who work at the Coffee Shop to keep it’s doors open to the parishioners and public who visit.  Here you can purchase a variety of drinks, food, deserts as well as books, religious gifts and cards. It is open Sunday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and is located in the courtyard next to Saint Patrick’s Church at 20 Grosvenor St. Sydney. Anyone wishing to volunteer or learn more about St Patrick’s Coffee Shop please contact the parish office on 9254-9855

St Patrick’s Choir

In 2004, St Patrick’s was privileged to have installed a Fratelli Ruffatti Organ to accompany our Choir. St. Patrick’s Choir sings at the 12:00 noon Mass each Sunday and on special occasions. For anyone interested in joining St Patrick’s Choir please contact our Director Adrian Bendt. If you are planning on being married at St Patrick’s, our Choir is also an ideal ensemble and available for hire. The Choir is also available for hire for funerals or other special occasions at St Patrick’s. For more information regarding the hiring of the Choir, please contact Adrian Bendt on adrianbendt@bigpong.com. If you are interested in only our pipe organ being played at your service, please contact our Principal Organist is Godelieve Ghavalas godelieve@notjustnotes.com.au.

St Patrick’s Bible Study Group

St Patrick’s Bible Study Group meets each Sunday afternoon from 2.30 p.m. until 3.30 p.m. on Level 5, 141 Harrington Street.  Entrance via the courtyard.  For more information regarding the Bible Study Group, please contact Sr Fidelis on (02) 9254 9804.

St Patrick’s Social Club for Seniors

St. Patrick’s Social Club for Seniors meets in the crypt on the Second Sunday of each month at 2:00 pm.  All welcome.  For more information please contact the parish office on 9254 9800.

St Patrick’s Young adults/City Silence

St Patrick’s Young Adults group meet every Tuesday.  The group is involved in organising various events such as holding a BBQ within St Patrick’s courtyard for fundraising, a Film Festival that runs usually during February of each year and City Silence that is held every second Tuesday of each month.  For more information, please visit Young Adults Website HERE.

Rite of Christian initiation of adults:

The parish regularly runs an RCIA program offering people an opportunity to prepare to be received into the Catholic Church or to recommit themselves after a period of absence from the church. The program runs throughout the year with a view to candidates being received into the Church at the Easter vigil.
Those interested in participating in the program should contact the parish office via email – office@stpatschurchhill.org.
The RCIA meets regularly on Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

To know more click HERE

Readers, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist and Welcomers

For more information, or to join the roster for Readers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion or Welcomers, please contact the Parish Office on  (02) 9254 9800 or speak with Sr Fidelis on (02) 9254 9804.

Aquinas Academy

Aquinas Academy today continues its commitment to adult education within the Catholic tradition to assist people seeking to develop a mature faith.  Located in Sydney’s central business district at 141 Harrington Street, The Rocks, the Academy aims most particularly to become a school of spirituality in the heart of the city.  For more information regarding courses offered please visit  www.aquinas-academy.com.