Welcome to St. Catherine’s, Gymea
Welcome to St. Catherine’s, Gymea
St. Catherine’s, Gymea parish is a welcoming, supportive community of believers inspired by the life of Jesus. We are called to make Christ present in our parish, in our local community and in our world.
Our mission is to know Christ and to make him known; to be a community committed to discovering Christ present in each person through our ministry to each other, our service to the wider community, and in the joyful celebration of the Eucharist and other sacraments.
2 June 2020: Minimal Masses are now available
New Dates for Plenary Council
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic the National Plenary Council Assembly has been postponed to October 2021(Adelaide) and April 2022 (Sydney). The discernment papers foundational to the development of the working paper and ultimately the agenda for the Assembly are available on the National Plenary Council webpage under the Discernment tab: https://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/continuing-the-journey-of-discernment/
NEW PLANNED GIVING ENVELOPES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF THE CHURCH
PLEASE DO NOT USE YOUR OLD ENVELOPES FROM LAST YEAR AS WE HAVE TOTALLY RE-NUMBERED CONTRIBUTORS BOXES & THEY ARE NOW DIFFERENT
The week-end of 14 June, we welcomed Father Greg Morgan.
The Archbishop has appointed Father Greg to Gymea Parish as Assistant Priest.
Fr. Morgan, aged 33 was Ordained 21 May 2011 and after Ordination was appointed Assistant Priest at Liverpool, Sydney (2011-2014) He then went to the UK (5 years) where he studied for his Masters in Philosophy at Cambridge (2014-2015) and then his Doctorate in Political Philosophy: Juris Prudence (2015-2019) and spent 2 years as Assistant Priest in Hampstead (London 2017-2019) during his studies.
Minimal Masses are now available
Effective Monday, 1 June – week-day Masses have commenced:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings @ 9:15 am.
As from the week-end of 20 / 21 June, Sunday Observance Masses will NOW be:
* Saturday Vigil Mass @ 5 pm
* Sunday Dawn Mass @ 7:30 am and
* Sunday Mass of the Day @ 9:30 am
* Sunday Evening Mass @ 6 pm
The First Saturday of the month after the morning Mass and Benediction until finished.
Saturday afternoon BEFORE the 5 pm Vigil Mass – 4:30 pm until 4: 45 pm ONLY
ALL MASSES are subject to the 4 square metre per person limit AND PLEASE, YOU MUST ALWAYS
Observe social distancing rules at all times & SIGN IN!!!
Access to the Church will ONLY be via the main FRONT DOORS and also the SIDE DOOR closest to the Presbyerty
You are required to use the sanitiser available and to always SIGN IN and SIGN OUT on the register on the table located near the front doors of the Church.
Word of Encouragement to the Catholic People of Australia
Parish Credit Card Form for Planned Giving (download, fill in, scan and email back or post)
St Catherine’s Primary School Link
A message from the Archdiocese of Sydney
Child sexual abuse is a crime.
The appropriate people to deal with crimes are the police.
If you, or anyone you know, have been abused,
please contact the police.
Alternatively, you can contact the Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office on (02) 9390 5810 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also want to speak to your Parish Priest,
Monsignor Brian Rayner (02 9525.1138) (email@example.com)
who will be able to provide support and guidance.
The Archdiocese has a legal obligation to report crimes to the police.