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.
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.
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[…..]
There will be additional Masses celebrated on 15th August for the Feast of the Assumption. 9am St Patricks Summer Hill7pm St Thomas, Lewisham Mass will also take place at Lewisham Nursing Home as usual that day.
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[…..]
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[…..]
This winter many older Australians will struggle to stay warm, and may not have the very basics of life such as blankets and a meal each day. Please help us support those in need by donating generously to the Vinnies Winter Appeal. Donation envelopes are in both Churches and we sincerely appreciate your generous support.[…..]
You can now make single, one-off donations via credit card at both St Patricks and St Thomas Churches. Our new Eftpos terminals are located inside both Churches and are pre-set with a nominated amount of $3, $5 or $10. All you will need to do is tap your card on the terminal to make a[…..]
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 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[…..]