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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fr Thomas will be meeting with the applicants before a suitable program of instructions is presented.
Year of St Joseph
Pope Francis on December 8, 2020 published an Apostolic Letter Patris corde (With a Father’s Heart), commemorating the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of St Joseph”, running from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021.
May 1st is the major celebration for our parish as one of our patrons. We shall have a solemn consecration of the Parish to St Joseph on a day closer to the 1st May. All parishioners are invited to pray a Novena to St Joseph before the 1st of May. You may use either the prayer printed in the bulletin or from the prayer card that was put out by the Archdiocese. In our consecration we will be joining a world-wide initiative of consecration.
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.