Current Guidelines for Mass at St Thomas and St Patrick

· Mass sizes will be limited to 100 people · Please use the hand sanitiser provided before and after Mass · Please sit at least 1.5m apart. Let’s space ourselves out around the Church · Please refrain from physical contact  –  shaking hands, hugging etc · Please leave space in front of you when queuing for Communion · Communion can only[…..]

Helping slow the spread of Coronavirus

Last week we received a decree from the Australian Catholic Bishops which is on the noticeboards of both our Churches. The Bishops have issued some directives to us for the time being regarding changes to our liturgical and devotional practices to support the prevention of the spread of Coronavirus. Further measures might be recommended as[…..]

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.

Easter Mass Times

We have released our Mass times for Easter 2020. Holy Thursday   –  9th April 2020 7.30pm Mass St Thomas 7.30pm Mass St Patrick 9.30pm Tenebrae St Thomas Good Friday  – 10th April 2020 10.00am Stations of the Cross St Thomas 3.00pm Liturgy St Thomas 5.00pm Liturgy St Patrick Easter Saturday  –  11th April 2020 7.30pm[…..]

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[…..]

Feast of the Assumption

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.

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[…..]