The Easter Triduum

The evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper gets the Paschal Triduum underway. The liturgies of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil are three parts of a single whole. There is no dismissal on Holy Thursday , no welcome or dismissal on Good Friday, and no greeting to begin the Vigil. We progress through […]

Father Sam prepares the Ashes

Father Sam and children from St Patrick’s primary school spent time preparing the ashes for Ash Wednesday services in both our Parishes.Father explained the concept of Ash Wednesday and why ashes are placed on the forehead as a sign of penance. The children were able to see first hand how the palms from last year’s[…..]

Can you help?

We urgently need more Catechists. Due to personal and work commitments, we have lost several Catechists this year and we are in urgent need of volunteers to take their places. Full training and support is offered . Below please find the list of schools and days/times where we urgently need to find volunteers. If you[…..]

Caritas Australia Lenten Appeal

Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal is now underway. It brings thousands of Australians together in solidarity with the world’s poor to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. Collection envelopes and coin boxes are in both of our churches. Please give generously.

About Parish

Parish of St Thomas Becket’s & St Patrick is a welcoming, supportive community of believers inspired by the life of Jesus.

Our Mission

Our mission is to know Christ and to make him known; to be a community committed to discovering Christ present in each person through our ministry to each other, our service to the wider community, the joyful celebration of the Eucharist and other sacraments, and our active concern for social justice.

Baptism

The Church encourages baptism of infants born of Catholic parents, as soon as possible after the birth of a child. When the parent/s and godparents profess the faith of the Catholic Church, then children may receive the grace of baptism. Baptism and Faith are some of the greatest gifts parents can give their child.