Solemnity of The Assumption of Our Blessed Mother 15 August The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Holy day of obligation. This year the Solemnity falls on Saturday 15 August. There will be three Masses celebrated in the Parish. St Benedict’s Shrine Smithfield: Friday 14th August Vigil of the Solemnity… Read More


St Maximillian Mary Kolbe Feast Day – Priest and Martyr 14 August Born near Lodz, Poland, Raymond Kolbe became a Franciscan Priest and took the name Maximilian. He was intensely devoted to The Blessed Virgin Mary, and established an organisation called the Militia of Mary Immaculate. He began publishing a monthly magazine that soon had… Read More


Saint Lawrence Feast Day – Martyr and Deacon 10 August Saint Lawrence or Laurence was one of the seven deacons of the city of Rome, Italy, under Pope Sixtus II who were martyred in the persecution of the Christians that the Roman Emperor Valerian ordered in 258. Saint Lawrence, also spelled Laurence, died in 258 in Rome… Read More


19TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME   THIS WEEK’S LITURGICAL CELEBRATION Solemnity The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Saturday 15 August Holy Day of Obligation   On November 1st, 1950, Pope Pius XII published the Apostolic Constitution Munificentissimus Deus which formally and infallibly defined the Doctrine of the Assumption. In it Pope Pius XII writes, “by… Read More


Saint Mary of The Cross MacKillop – Solemnity 8 August Australia’s First Saint   We remember St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Australia’s First Saint, for her dedication in caring for the human and spiritual needs of children, and her care for the poor and destitute. Underpinning all of her activities was her faith in divine… Read More


We pray for all priest around the world and especially for the Priests of our Parish: Fr Jarek, Fr Wojtek, Fr Peter James and all Priests and brothers of the Pauline Order. PRAYER FOR PARISH PRIESTS BY SAINT JOHN VIANNEY Pray that God may give to His Church today many more Priests after His own… Read More


18TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME PARISH “HOT SPOT”: As you are probably aware, our area has been identified by the NSW Government as a “Hot Spot”. In recent weeks two Parishes in the Archdiocese of Sydney have closed due to cases of Covid-19. The situation is one that is very dynamic and can change very… Read More


17TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME Feast of St Anne & St Joachim Gradual Reopening It is good to see that we have been transitioning very well with the gradual reopening of our Parish. Recent Government regulations which came into effect on Friday 24th July have limited funerals and places and worship to a maximum of… Read More