There are always people making inquiries about becoming Catholics. A new program of RCIA will be commencing in the Parish this year.
Anyone interested in the Catholic Church and faith is welcome to contract the Parish Office on 9644 7787 or email@example.com.
Fr Thomas will be meeting with the applicants before a suitable program of instructions is presented.
Year of St Joseph & Pastoral Council
The Pastoral Council team last met on the 25th of March 2021. Some of the agenda items focused on consideration of ways to increase parish participation in initiatives and improve relationships. As Covid restrictions continue to ease, we look forward to welcoming back our morning tea sessions, the Called and Chosen program will be extended as well as a new monthly rosary bead making initiative started. Keep an eye on the bulletin for upcoming announcements.
The main focus for our meeting was preparations for the St Joseph The Worker feast day, Sat 1st May. We look forward to the unveiling of a new St Joseph statute and plaque on the St Joseph the Worker Primary School in Auburn South school grounds and a combined school and parish mass on Saturday 1st at 5pm. Both school and parish members welcome to celebrate this event together which will be followed by refreshments in the hall.
Ways to Donate
Contactless donations are possible by direct debit, QR Code, Tap on Facility in the church, and 1st & 2nd Collection jars at the entrance of the church for cash.
Sunday Mass: Vigil (Sat) 5 PM [live streamed]; Sunday 8 AM & 10 AM
Confessions & Holy Hour 8.30 -9.30 AM;
Mass: Monday – Friday 6.45 AM; Saturday 8 AM
Live Streaming of Liturgies
To join Sunday Vigil Mass click on our Parish YouTube Channel at 5 pm on Saturday.
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Covid-19 Restrictions Eased
As per the easing of restrictions on 12 February, two hundred people can attend each Mass at SPC following the one person per 2m2 rule. Now that the 2m2 rule has been reinstated, Archbishop Anthony has lifted the dispensation from our Sunday Mass obligation. The Catholic faithful are once again obliged to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation when this is reasonably possible. Those who are of great age, have health conditions or are otherwise anxious about the risks of COVID-19 are free to remain at home and find another way of keeping the Sabbath holy.
The Church will be left open during the day for personal prayer. You are welcome to come and pay a visit to the Blessed Sacrament during daytime.
God bless & stay safe!
Fr Thomas Kurunthanam
COVID19 HELP TEAM
For care and support during this time of pandemic, contact CatholicCare on 13 18 19.