Holy Land Collection

This weekend in Churches all around the world, we will collect on behalf of the Holy Land Commissariat. You can give via the envelopes in St Thomas, or online through our bank account or via the Holy Land website hosted by the Franciscan Friars in America (please note online donations via the website will be […]

Readings At Mass: 23rd August 2020

Sunday 23 August 2020Readings at Mass First readingIsaiah 22:19-23I place the key of the House of David on my servant’s shoulder Thus says the Lord of Hosts to Shebna, the master of the palace:I dismiss you from your office,I remove you from your post,and the same day I call on my servantEliakim son of Hilkiah.I[…..]

Answers to questions about our Churches reopening….

The reopening of Churches (albeit with restricted numbers) will raise several questions for our Parishioners. Here are some quick answers for you.Do I need to book for weekday Masses?No. We do not believe our numbers will exceed 50 during the week so at this stage no booking is required.What happens if I have forgotten to[…..]

Feast of St Patrick

This year we will be celebrating the Feast of St Patrick on the weekend of 14/15 March, in conjunction with our Annual Parish St Patrick’s Day BBQ. St Patrick is one of our Patron Saints, and the Patron Saint of Ireland. We encourage to join in saying the Prayer of St Patrick.

Annual Giving Tree

Giving Trees are once again in St Thomas and St Patricks. We encourage you to take a tag, and purchase a gift listed. Simply return your gift unwrapped to under the tree before the beginning of December. Please note that only new items should be placed under the tree.

Children’s Christmas Choir

The rehearsals for our Annual Children’s Christmas Choir at St Patricks commenced last week. This year we are delighted to have a large number of Kindergarten students from St Patrick’s primary school attending the choir. the children will be performing at the Christmas Family Mass at 6.00pm on Christmas Eve at St Patricks Church.

Catholic Mission Appeal – Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September

This weekend is the Annual Catholic Mission Appeal. Catholic Mission is the Australian agency of the international Pontifical Mission Societies. They raise funds and form people for mission. This enables them to reach out through heroic missionaries and community leaders to help children and communities in need. Pope Francis has called for October 2019 to[…..]

Parish Wine & Cheese Night

Parishioners joined together in the St Patrick’s Parish Hall for a fun night of wine and cheese tasting recently. It was a great opportunity to spend time chatting over a glass of wine and all who attended enjoyed the variety of cheeses and wines selected. We hope to host another event towards the end of[…..]

Support our Annual Sock Appeal

Each year thousands of people struggle in winter as the temperatures drop and staying warm becomes a real challenge. Our St Patrick’s and St Thomas’ annual Sock Appeal for those in need starts in June and we need your help to make a difference to someone’s feet this winter. Collection boxes will be at the[…..]