Within the Parish of St. Gertrude’s we have a number of communities that play important and distinctive roles in the life of the parish.

Play Group

Play Group is an informal gathering for parents and caregivers with children under school age, and is an ideal place for children to learn and develop through play. Play Group usually meets regularly (generally once a week for two hours during school terms). Responsibility is shared, with each member of ...
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Neocatechumenal Way

The Neocatechumenal Way is not a movement or an association, but an instrument in the parishes at the service of the bishop to return to faith many of those who abandoned it. The Neocatechumenal Way In the primitive church, when the world was pagan, those that wanted to become Christian ...
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Italian Federation

History and Background The “Federazione Cattolica Italiana (FCI)” or Italian Catholic Federation was formally established in 1960 in order “to be a lay force for the Scalabrini Fathers” and to be able to “give material and spiritual assistance to the Italian migrants”. The 50’s and 60’s were a time when ...
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Prayer Groups

Prayer groups are the very life blood of any parish. We have many different prayer groups in our parish and hopefully there is a group to suit everyone. All are welcome to join any of these groups. To pray is to draw closer to God and to draw from him ...
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Youth Group

Youth Mass Every First and Third Sunday of the Month at the Shrine of St. Benedict's we have a youth mass at which the youth choir sing and the youth are involved in the various ministries. Youth Group Meeting Youth group meet is on the Third Sunday of the month ...
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