Groups & Activities


RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

Congratulations to those who were baptised at the Easter Vigil.  It has been an absolute pleasure to journey with you all during the RCIA process.

If you are interested in becoming a catholic or wish to know more about the Catholic faith, please contact:

Father John Knight - 9521 2356

or

Kay Macadam - macadamak@bigpond.com

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. All are welcome and we endeavour to engage and encourage the participation of children and their families in all aspects of the liturgy (including preschoolers and parents). You are warmly invited to join the roster, and should you wish to take part or have any enquiries, please contact:

Deanna Harden - deanna.harden@syd.catholic.edu.au

or

Jennie Myers - admin@stpatssutherland.org.au

2019 Family Mass Dates:

Youth Mass (SCY - Sutherland Catholic Youth) - On some Saturdays during school terms, the SCY (Sutherland Catholic 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 contact:

Jennie Myers - admin@stpatssutherland.org.au

2019 SCY Mass Dates:

Parish Grade Masses

Primary school-aged children in our parish from schools in our local area, and their families, are invited to attend the Parish Grade Masses organised for each grade on some Saturdays at the 5pm mass throughout the year. There will be refreshments for all the children involved after mass. You are warmly invited to join the roster, and should you wish to take part or have any enquiries, please email:

Sarah Pickworth - sarah.pickworth@syd.catholic.edu.au

or

Jennie Myers - admin@stpatssutherland.org.au

2019 Parish Grade Mass 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 supervised by parish adults.  They hear the Word, they pray and enjoy songs and activities. Parents are welcome to stay. If you have any enquiries, please contact:
Kay Macadam - macadamak@bigpond.com

2019 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.


Study Groups

2019 Lenten Program         

Lenten Groups for 2019 will be announced in the bulletin.


Special Events

Ham and turkey bingo night - Saturday 7 December 2019 - 6.30pm.  All welcome!  For enquiries, contact Sue Lusty on 0413272727.


Parish Piety Stall

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


Prayer

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Benediction

1st Saturday of the Month (except in January) from 4pm - 4.40pm.

Rosary

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

Spirituality Group 

Meditation, presentation of chosen topic along with a light supper.  All welcome! For more details, contact Des on 9521 3835.


Church Gardens

Meets every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 8am to 11am. BYO hat, gloves and water bottle. Come enjoy good company while caring for St Pat’s Garden. All welcome!  Many hands make light work! For further details contact Kevin Redman 0402 856 114.


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.


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.