The Annual Archdiocesan Catechist Mass was celebrated today at St Mary’s Cathedral. Very Rev. Michael McLean, Episcopal Vicar for Education was the Principal Celebrant assisted by many Priests from other Sydney Archdiocese Parishes including our own Parish Priest Fr Jarek Zan OSPPE. Some of our Parish Catechists received Awards for Service as a Catechist. The… Read More


Last Weekend our Parish celebrated the Feast of St Christopher, patron saint of travellers and of motorists. At the Vigil Mass ‘Blessing of Car keys’ and after the Sunday Mass ‘Blessing of Cars’. Parishioners drove their cars through the Church driveway for Blessing by Fr Wojtek OSPPE. Donations received are for the continued support &… Read More


Last Sunday our Parish celebrated the Feast of St Benedict. The main Celebrant for the Eucharist was Fr Richard Green who so kindly traveled from Moss Vale.  Fr Jarek, Fr Wojtek & Fr Eric con-celebrated. Many Parishioners, friends & families attended the Mass in The Shrine dedicated to St Benedict followed by Luncheon in the… Read More


On the weekend of the 23/24th June, we were Blessed to have the newly Ordained Fr Joseph Maria Buckley Celebrate at all Masses for the first time here at our Parish of St Gertrude’s.  At the 10:30am Mass, we congratulated Fr Joseph Maria and presented him with a gift from our Parish. After Mass, a… Read More


Today at 10:30 am Mass Fr Jarek gathered the Children around the Altar and focused his homily on the Ascension with a visual display using helium balloons. During the Homily the children interacted with wisdom & understanding of the meaning of the Ascension. After the final blessing each child was given a balloon. They joined… Read More


The Parish Mother’s Day Luncheon hosted by the Italian FCI group last Friday was an exceptional success. Guests enjoyed a 3 course lunch, dessert, drinks & Crostoli especially made by FCI Members. A special thank you to Fr Jarek, Fr Wojtek & Br Zachary and all 150 guests.  Lots of photos attached!  … Read More


A 360° Virtual Tour of St. Benedict’s has been created using Google Street view.  You can now use it to virtually walk between several points inside and outside the church. Check it out at https://goo.gl/maps/M3UWidwZFYq… Read More