Groups & Activities


RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

Resumes 8 February 2018 at 7pm in the parish meeting room. 

Please keep those currently involved in the process in your prayers.

If you are interested in becoming a catholic or wish to know more about the Catholic faith, please contact Father John Knight or Kay Macadam on 9521 2356 or email - admin@stpatssutherland.org.au


Confession Times

Confession is at 4.30pm Saturday before the Vigil Mass or on request.


Family and Youth Masses

Family Mass - Our parish holds a Family Mass on some Saturdays during school terms at 5pm.  At the Family Mass, we encourage a sense of belonging along with a warm and friendly community spirit.  The Mass is very family friendly and everyone is welcome to stay for refreshments after Mass.If you would like to join the roster, please email Kay Macadam - admin@stpatssutherland.oirg.ai

Family Mass 2018 dates

Youth Mass - (SCY -Sutherland Catholic Youth) - On some Saturdays during school terms, the youth hosts a Youth Mass  If you are in Year 5 and above, you are very welcome to join the roster to participate in the readings and processions.  If you would like to join the roster, please email Kay Macadam - admin@stpatssutherland.org.au

SCY Mass 2018 dates


Children's Liturgy

During school terms on some Sundays at the 10am Mass, St Patrick's holds Children's Liturgy in the parish hall.  The children are invited to process down the aisle at the entrance procession with Father.  Children then attend the liturgy which is supervied by parish adults.  They hear The Word, they pray and enjoy songs and activities. Parents are welcome to stay - Contact Kay Macadam if you have any enquiries. - admin@stpatssutherland.org.au

2018 Children's Liturgy Dates


Catechists

Catechists carry out a vital service for the Church in Sutherland by providing education in the faith for Christian students in the public school system. If you wish to know more about becoming a Catechist or a fill-in Catechist, please call Bertha Fsadni on 9521 7850.   "Working with Children" checks are compulsory.

Catechists Sunday is 3/4 February 2018

Term one meeting - Monday, 12 February 2018.

Catechists urgently needed for Loftus - Year 1/2


Study Groups

2018 Lenten Program

Week 1 - Tuesday 13  February or Friday 15 February

Week 2 - Tuesday 20 February or Friday 23 February

Week 3 - Tuesday 27 February or Friday 2 March

Week 4 - Tuesday 6 March or Friday 9 March

Week 5 - Tuesday 13 March or Friday 16 March

Week 6 - Tuesday 20 March or Friday 23 March

If you have any enquiries regarding the Lent programs, please email Kay Macadam - admin@stpatssutherland.org.au


Special Events


St Patrick's day celebration evening - Saturday, 17 March 2018 in the parish hall after the Vigil Mass.  If you would like to attend, please collect an invitation from the back of the church, complete and return to Kay Macadam.  All welcome to come along for a fun-filled evening! Any enquiries?  Email Kay at admin@stpatssutherland.org.au

St Patrick's Parish weekend away - Friday, 16 November to Sunday 18 November -All welcome!  Collect a registration form from the back of the church.  Email Kay Macadam - admin@stpatssutherland.org.au or phone Sue Lusty 0413272727

Ham and turkey bingo night - Saturday 1 December 2018- 6.30pm.  All welcome!  Any enquiries?  Phone Sue Lusty on 0413272727 or email Kay Macadam - admin@stpatssutherland.org.au


         Parish Piety Stall

         Open on Saturdays before and after the 5pm Vigil Mass and during Sacramental programs.


Prayer

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

1st Saturday of the Month, except in January

4pm-4.40pm

Rosary

After most weekday Masses, and after 9am Mass every 3rd Saturday. All are welcome to attend.


Spirituality Group 

2018 dates -


Meditation, presentation of chosen topic along with a light supper.  All welcome!


Church Gardens

Next working bee - Thursday, 16 February from 8am to 1pm.  BYO hat and gloves.  Come enjoy good company while caring for St Pat’s Garden. All welcome!  Many hands make light work!


St Vincent de Paul

St Vincent de Paul Conference needs volunteers for assistance in distribution of much needed aid. Meets fortnightly on Thursdays at  2pm or such other times as suits volunteers, in the Parish Meeting Room. Contact Chris Watson 0411 408 261.


Coffee and Tea Set

Meets occasionally throughout the year. Contact parish office for more information. Meeting date - 12 February at 10am in the parish hall to plan upcoming outings.


Sutherland Shire Solo

A social group for single people over 55. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm. For details phone  Marcia 9589 0655, Jan 9526 8370, or Lyn 9528 8220.


Wrap with Love

We meet at the Presbytery on the first Thursday of the month from 11.30am to 1.30pm. Please join us for knitting and crocheting squares. Bring a sandwich for lunch.