Update to COVID restrictions for Churches

The NSW Government and Public Health Officer have today released updated guidelines for Churches given the current and evolving situation in the Northern Beaches LGA. Following are the restrictions that return to Churches in the Greater Sydney area, effective as of midnight tonight (Sunday 20th December): A return to the limit of 1 person per 4 square metres. […]

Christmas Day Mass Readings

Friday 25 December 2020 Liturgical Colour: White. Readings at Mass Readings for the daytime Mass on Christmas Day: Entrance AntiphonCf. Is 9: 5 A child is born for us, and a son is given to us;his sceptre of power rests upon his shoulder,and his name will be called Messenger of great counsel. Collect O God,[…..]

Midnight Christmas Mass Readings

Friday 25 December 2020 Liturgical Colour: White. Readings at Mass Readings for the Midnight Mass, celebrated during the night before Christmas Day: Entrance AntiphonPs 2: 7 The Lord said to me: You are my Son.It is I who have begotten you this day. Or: Let us all rejoice in the Lord, for our Saviour has[…..]

Christmas Vigil Mass Readings

Readings at Mass Readings for the Vigil Mass, celebrated during the afternoon or evening before Christmas Day: Entrance AntiphonCf. Ex 16: 6-7 Today you will know that the Lord will come, and he will save us,and in the morning you will see his glory. Collect O God, who gladden us year by yearas we wait[…..]

Readings at Mass Sunday 20th December

Sunday 20 December 2020 4th Sunday of Advent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Readings at Mass Entrance AntiphonCf. Is 45: 8 Drop down dew from above, you heavens,and let the clouds rain down the Just One;let the earth be opened and bring forth a Saviour. Collect Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord,your grace into our hearts,that[…..]

Readings at Mass Susnday 13th December

Sunday 13 December 2020 3rd Sunday of Advent  Liturgical Colour: Rose or Violet. Readings at Mass Entrance AntiphonPhil 4: 4-5 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice.Indeed, the Lord is near. Collect O God, who see how your peoplefaithfully await the feast of the Lord’s Nativity,enable us, we pray,to attain the joys of[…..]

CANCELLED – Mingle & Jingle

Due to the evolving situation in the Northern Beaches LGA, tonight’s Christmas Carols at St Thomas have been cancelled. 5pm Mass will proceed as usual for those who wish to attend. On Sunday 20th December at 5pm we will celebrate Mass, followed by Christmas Carols and Champagne in the hall. This is a wonderful, relaxed[…..]

Readings at Mass Sunday 6th December

Sunday 6 December 2020 2nd Sunday of Advent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Readings at Mass Entrance AntiphonCf. Is 30: 19, 30 O people of Sion, behold,the Lord will come to save the nations,and the Lord will make the glory of his voice heardin the joy of your heart. Collect Almighty and merciful God,may no earthly undertaking[…..]

Annual Giving Tree

Mary McKillop Outreach Giving Tree – 27th to 29th NovemberEach year we place a Christmas Tree covered in gift tags in each Church. Parishioners are able to take a tag and donate the gift listed to the people supported by the Mary McKillop Outreach Centre. We call it our ‘Giving Tree‘. With COVID-19 still in play,[…..]

Readings at Mass Sunday 29th November

Sunday 29 November 2020 1st Sunday of Advent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Readings at Mass Entrance AntiphonCf. Ps 24: 1-3 To you, I lift up my soul, O my God.In you, I have trusted; let me not be put to shame.Nor let my enemies exult over me;and let none who hope in you be put to[…..]