Update to COVID restrictions for Churches

The NSW Government and Public Health Officer have today released updated guidelines for Churches given the current and evolving situation in the Northern Beaches LGA. Following are the restrictions that return to Churches in the Greater Sydney area, effective as of midnight tonight (Sunday 20th December): A return to the limit of 1 person per 4 square metres. […]

Readings At Mass: Sunday 1st November 2020

Sunday 1 November 2020Readings at Mass ____________________First readingApocalypse 7:2-4,9-14 ·I saw a huge number, impossible to count, of people from every nation, race, tribe and language I, John, saw another angel rising where the sun rises, carrying the seal of the living God; he called in a powerful voice to the four angels whose duty was[…..]

Charitable Works Appeal

Our first Charitable Works Fund Appeal for 2020 is next weekend at St Patricks and St Thomas. The two appeals earlier in the year were cancelled due to COVID-19 and donations to the Fund have been significantly reduced this year.Each of our Churches has a financial obligation to the Fund each year and we need your generosity[…..]

Readings At Mass: Sunday 25th of October 2020

Sunday 25 October 2020Readings at Mass ____________________ First readingExodus 22:20-26 ·If you are harsh with the widow and orphan, my anger will flare against you The Lord said to Moses, ‘Tell the sons of Israel this: ‘“You must not molest the stranger or oppress him, for you lived as strangers in the land of Egypt. You[…..]

Readings At Mass: Sunday 18th of October 2020

Sunday 18 October 2020Readings at Mass____________________First readingIsaiah 45:1,4-6 ·I have taken Cyrus by his right hand to subdue nations before himThus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus,whom he has taken by his right handto subdue nations before himand strip the loins of kings,to force gateways before himthat their gates be closed no more:‘It is[…..]

Readings At Mass: Sunday 11th of October

Sunday 11 October 2020Readings at Mass____________________First readingIsaiah 25:6-10 ·The Lord will prepare a banquet for every nationOn this mountain,the Lord of hosts will prepare for all peoplesa banquet of rich food, a banquet of fine wines,of food rich and juicy, of fine strained wines.On this mountain he will removethe mourning veil covering all peoples,and the shroud[…..]

Readings At Mass: Sunday 4th of October

Sunday 4 October 2020Readings at Mass____________________First readingIsaiah 5:1-7Against the Lord’s vineyardLet me sing to my friendthe song of his love for his vineyard.My friend had a vineyardon a fertile hillside.He dug the soil, cleared it of stonesand planted choice vines in it.In the middle he built a tower,he dug a press there too.He expected it[…..]

Readings At Mass: Sunday 27th September

Sunday 27 September 2020Readings at Mass____________________ First readingEzekiel 18:25-28 ·When the sinner renounces sin, he shall certainly live The word of the Lord was addressed to me as follows: ‘You object, “What the Lord does is unjust.” Listen, you House of Israel: is what I do unjust? Is it not what you do that is unjust?[…..]

Readings At Mass: Sunday 20th September 2020

Sunday 20 September 2020Readings at Mass____________________First readingIsaiah 55:6-9 ·My thoughts are not your thoughtsSeek the Lord while he is still to be found,call to him while he is still near.Let the wicked man abandon his way,the evil man his thoughts.Let him turn back to the Lord who will take pity on him,to our God who is[…..]

Readings At Mass: Sunday 13th September 2020

Sunday 13 September 2020Readings at Mass ____________________First readingEcclesiasticus 27:33-28:9Forgive your neighbour the hurt he does you; and when you pray, your sins will be forgivenResentment and anger, these are foul things,and both are found with the sinner.He who exacts vengeance will experience the vengeance of the Lord,who keeps strict account of sin.Forgive your neighbour the[…..]