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[…..]

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[…..]

2019 Vinnies Winter Appeal

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.[…..]

New Donation Point terminals have arrived!

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 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.