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.

COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT:

2 June 2020: Minimal Masses are now available

Sydney Archdiocese Latest COVID-19 Information

DONATIONS/PLANNED GIVING ENVELOPES can be be placed in the boxes on the tables so marked at the 2 authorised door access points at all Masses for Saturday Vigil and Sunday.

Donations during the week can be left in the Presbytery Letterbox or handed in at the Office Door.

Thankyou for your continued financial support during these times.

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/



THE REMAINING UNCLAIMED PLANNED GIVING ENVELOPES HAVE NOW BEEN DELIVERED.

Thankyou for your continued financial support during these times.

PLEASE DO NOT USE YOUR OLD ENVELOPES FROM LAST YEAR AS WE HAVE TOTALLY RE-NUMBERED CONTRIBUTORS BOXES & THEY ARE NOW DIFFERENT


Special Prayer

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 are:
* 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

CONFESSION TIMES:
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 a MAXIMUM NBR of 100 people, and

the 4 square metre per person limit applies!!!!

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 DOOR

during the week.

FOR Saturday Vigil & Sunday Masses ONLY;

the SIDE DOOR closest to the

Presbytery will also be available.

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

https://sites.google.com/a/syd.catholic.edu.au/sclgymea/


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: safeguardingenquiries@sydneycatholic.org.
You may also want to speak to your Parish Priest,
Monsignor Brian Rayner (02 9525.1138) (office@stcaths.org.au)
who will be able to provide support and guidance.

The Archdiocese has a legal obligation to report crimes to the police.