St. Catherine Labouré Catholic Church, Gymea
St. Catherine’s Catholic Parish is a welcoming, supportive, and faith-filled community of believers inspired by the life of Jesus Christ and emboldened by the truth, goodness, and beauty of the Catholic faith. We are called to make Christ present in our parish, in our local community, and in our world. We respect and uphold the dignity of all human life and strive to remain faithful to the intellectual richness of the teachings of Christ and His Catholic Church “in and out of season”.
Our Mission is to seek holiness in everything we do — to love, to know, and to give praise to God the Eternal Trinity. We desire to experience Christ’s mercy and to make this mercy known to others; to be a community committed to recognising Christ present in each person through our service to the wider community and in the joyful and reverent celebration of the sacraments, especially the Eucharist — the “source and summit” of the Catholic faith.
WELCOME BACK TO MASS
Saturday Vigil: 5 pm
Sundays: 7:30 am, 9:30 am, and 5 pm
Mondays: 9:15 am Mass
Tuesdays: 8:30 am-9:10 am Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament followed by the 9:15 am Mass
Wednesdays: 8:30 am-9:10 am Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament followed by the 9:15 am Mass
Thursdays: 8:30 am-9:10 am Adoration of followed by the 9:15 am Mass 9:15 am Mass
Fridays: 8:30 am-9:10 am Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament & Benediction followed by the 9:15 am Mass
Saturdays: 8:30 am-9:10 am Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament & Benediction followed by the 9:15 am Mass
Please remember to sign in using either the QR codes or the “sign-in” sheets provided near the entrances to the Church.
Holy Mass will continue to be live-streamed at 9:30 am on Sundays until after Christmas –
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Confession will be available before and after every Weekday Mass (including Saturdays). Please approach me if you wish to receive the Sacrament. During Adoration, I will be sitting at the front of the Church near the confessional.
On Saturdays, I will be in the confessional immediately following the morning mass for as long as necessary
and from 4:30 – 4:55 pm.
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Parish Rosary Via Zoom:
Every Saturday Morning at 10 am
All are welcome to pray the Holy Rosary together each Saturday morning at 10 am. This was started during the lockdown but a number of people have asked for this to continue. Each rosary will be offered for various intentions. Please find the Zoom link/Phone number below. Please contact the parish if you have any questions. Feel free to invite your friends and family to join us.
To join our parish rosary, either (1) call the phone number below and enter the meeting code; or (2) copy and paste the following link below into your address bar above. Note, you will need to have downloaded Zoom onto your computer for this link to work. (https://zoom.us/signup)
Topic: Parish Rosary: St Catherine’s Gymea
Time: Every Saturday at 10am: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
Join from telephone (meeting ID: 694 7578 9620): (02) 8015 2088 (Sydney)
International numbers available: https://sydneycatholic.zoom.us/u/ecwj88Pys1
Join from Skype for Business (Lync):
Important Notice Regarding Containers for Fiji
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY ITEMS FOR FIJI
AT THIS TIME
Remember to Support our Local Village Shops
Fruiticious with Wally & Wadih – two Maronite Catholics
Taste Buds, with Bebe and her young family – the youngest is in Year 5 at St Cath’s
The Gymea Lily (Home & Kitchenware) now owned by parishioner, Peter McGrath
Wrights Butchery (now Meat Hook) run by young Daniel Geary
COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN UPDATE – SERVICE NSW REQUIREMENTS
¨ All congregants it is preferred that you wear a MASK whilst inside the Church
¨ There must be “NO” entry to site if unwell
¨ All congregants MUST sign in – either by QR code (per person/dependant) or by the SIGN IN Registers – providing name and contact number – MUST BE CLEARLY PRINTED and one person per line and NOT grouped together – that is ONE NAME PER LINE !!!!!!!!
¨ All congregants are reminded that they should leave the Church after the service and not mingle
¨ All congregants are reminded of the requirement of 1.5m rule for physical distancing – 200 maximum at this time
¨ All congregants SHOULD wear masks during any service & afterwards
¨ All congregants are asked to take their bulletin with them after Mass and NOT return them to the area where they are stored or leave them on seats
¨ Maximum number of people within the Church space is 200 being 1 person per 2 square metres – at this time
LEGION OF MARY
The Gymea Legion of Mary welcomes members from Oyster Bay and Miranda parishes who have now joined us.
The Legion meets in the Conference Room from 9:45 am after the 9:15 am morning Mass on Thursdays.
Enquiries can be via the President, Mike Links:
THE MEDJUGORE PRAYER GROUP
Meets every Thursday evening at 6 pm inside the Church (Choir area) and contact is Bruno via email at: email@example.com
Among the many things impacted by COVID 19 is our Catechist ministry. Many of our volunteers have been forced to discontinue serving as Catechist teachers, out of health concerns for themselves or their family members.
As a result, there are a number of Scripture Classes which do not have a Catechist teacher at present.
If you are in a position, health-wise, to volunteer to teach at the local schools, then please urgently contact the Coordinator, Elena at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Credit Card Forms for Planned Giving (download, fill in, scan and email back or post) & New Envelope Contributors……
St Catherine’s Primary School Link
A message from the Archdiocese of Sydney
The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney upholds the dignity and rights of all children and is committed to ensuring their safety.
We recognise each child as a gift from God, and we value and encourage the participation of children
in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional,
intellectual and social development.
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: email@example.com.
You may also want to speak to your Parish Priest,
Father Greg Morgan (02 9525.1138) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
who will be able to provide support and guidance.
The Archdiocese has a legal obligation to report crimes to the police.