ONE THING I ASK FROM THE LORD,
THIS ONLY DO I SEEK; THAT I MAY
DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD
ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE.
NO MASSES DURING THE LOCKDOWN
Mass Times for St Raphael's Church
WEEKDAY MASSES: Tuesday 5.30pm Wednesday 12 noon Thursday 7am Friday 12 noon
WEEKEND MASSES: Saturday 5.30pm Sunday 9 am and 5.30pm
VISION: Our Parish is a vibrant community inviting everyone to encounter Christ.
MISSION: To go and make disciples, to be a servant to each other and to be a people who reach out to those in need.
We are: guided by the life of Jesus, sustained by the love of God, and inspired by the light of the Holy Spirit.
WEEKEND Mass times: SATURDAY 5.30 pm SUNDAY 9 am
WEEKDAY MASSES: TUESDAY 5.30pm WEDNESDAY noon THURSDAY 7 AM FRIDAY noon
NO SUNDAY EVENING MASS TO RESUME SUNDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2022.
No Mass at nursing homes until further notice at Heritage or George Forbes.
Mass at Warrigal Nursing home to recommence in 2022.
Our first anointing mass will be on Friday January 28th at Midday in St Raphael's church.
AUSTRALIA DAY MASS -Australia Day falls on a Wednesday this year. We will have our normal midday mass to celebrate. This will be followed by a sausage sizzle. Please come along and stay to celebrate our national day. BYO refreshments.
2022 Daily Mass Books recall If you have purchased a daily mass book from us, Please check to see if the following mistakes occur. Pages 64 to 97 missing Pages 97 to 128 duplicated If you have these mistakes in your book please return it to the parish office for a replacement.
Sacrament of First Reconciliation (Year 3 baptised children (or above) - Please click on this link to download the necessary paperwork.
WOMEN’S & MEN’S BREAKFAST— We will try to start this again in 2022. Stay tuned
Wearing of masks is mandatory for indoors. Checking in with the QR code is mandatory as well. Our limit in our church for masses and funerals/weddings is 200.
Sunday evening mass will recommence on Sunday 6 February at 5.30pm.
World Meeting of Families 22-26 June 2022 Every three years since 1994, the Church has celebrated the World Meeting of Families in a different city of the world. In 2022 the event will be hosted by the Diocese of Rome with Pope Francis leading special celebrations. However the Holy Father has also asked that the World Meeting of Families be celebrated concurrently in every diocese of the world in 2022. The idea is for families to gather locally around their bishop to explore and celebrate the theme of "Family love: a vocation and a path to holiness” In our Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn it is envisaged that celebrations will happen in three locations: one in Canberra, one in the Eastern Deanery and one in the Western Deanery. For more local information contact firstname.lastname@example.org 0429 192 869
ALPHA in our Parish.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, it was not possible to run another ALPHA program for 2021. However, the Alpha leadership team will work on some dates for 2022. If you are interested in ALPHA, please contact the parish office and your details will be forwarded to the Alpha team.
ALPHA VIDEO (click here)
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
If you or know anyone who would like to become a Catholic, the parish will run the RCIA program in 2022. Please contact the parish office to register your interest.
SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT
The home of our faith is the Church, the place we come and pray, where we celebrate Mass, Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals, where we celebrate Jesus’ birthday and his resurrection. It is also the front door to our faith community that leads and invites people to come and explore, or where they can come and join in whatever gives them life.
ST GREGORY'S HISTORY
St Gregory's Parish is one of the oldest parish missions in NSW. With over 150 years of rich history, thousands of people have called St Gregory's Parish their home
The church is a constantly growing structure of believers who are united in the mission of spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. To do this effectively we reach out to those in our community who are able to support us financially.
COMMUNITY & MINISTRY GROUPS
Our faith is central to the way in which we live everyday, St Gregory's has many groups that meet regularly to enhance the experience of life through friendship and prayer
HELP US TO SPREAD THE
LOVE AND TRUTH OF CHRIST
St Gregory's Parish is constantly looking for people to get involved in ministries who serve the local and broader community, this can be through liturgy service to community outreach services