The Inaugural 2018 St Gertrude’s Parish Ministry Expo was an awesome success thanks to the vision of our Parish Priest Fr Jarek Zan. It was his initiative that made this Expo a reality. Thank you Fr Jarek for your passion for our Parish. Gratitude & thanks to all the Parishioners, families & friends who attended… Read More


The Parish Annual ‘Mass in the Paddock with Blessing of Pets’ was held this weekend. This Mass focused on St Francis of Assisi, patron Saint of all creatures great & small.  Parishioners attended with their pets. Thank you to Fr Jarek who celebrated The Eucharist assisted by Br Dn Zachary. Blessing of Pets was concluded… Read More


The Annual Charity Night ‘Spaghetti Night’ was hosted by the FCI – Italian Catholic Federation of St Gertrude’s Parish. It was attended by over 200 Parishioners, friends & families. A night of Italian Cuisine, Crostoli, Music, Lucky Door Prizes, Raffles, Auctions. Thank you to Fr Jarek Zan for opening the evening with prayer & to… Read More


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