Welcome to St. Catherine’s, Gymea

Welcome to St. Catherine Labouré Catholic Church, Gymea Parish

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 UPDATE – from 5 pm Thursday, 6 May MASKS in the Church are now MANDATORY


UNSCRUPULOUS EMAIL SCAM/FRAUD ALERT: Please be aware that scammers are using our Parish based emails (ending in @stcaths.org.au) as well as NON DOMICILED parish email accounts (FOR EXAMPLE – @gmail.com) in an attempt to solicit funds.                          THESE ARE A SCAM / FRAUD.

Know that the parish, parish groups or Monsignor, will never send an email asking/demanding monies especially from an email account NOT ending with our Parish codes.

Should you receive a suspect email, please, never open it — report them to police immediately AS WE HAVE DONE!!!!


NSW Health Services – advice re Face-Masks for Churches

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

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.

Just released: The Place of the Kyriale – The Ordinary of the Massin Catholic History, Liturgy and Music by Marie Therese Levey rsj.
The prayers of the Ordinary, orthe people’s parts of the Mass,have formed a type of spiritual chain which has linked all the prayers of the Mass together since the first years of Christianity. 
The current book is a response by the author to a need expressed by fellow parish musicians to know more about the origin of the people’s sung parts of the Mass.
In this work the reader will meet well known saints who loved to praise God in song and contributed to the Kyriale: Ss Gregory I the Great, Bernard of Clairvaux, Hildegard of Bingen, Francis of Assisi, Dominic of Osma.
You will also meet those who made life difficult for them.
The work is full of stories of “saints and sinners …. very human figures (who)  come alive in these pages”.
Available for $30 + P&P from Congregational Administration Centre, PO Box 1508, North Sydney NSW 2059. Enquiries (02) 8912 4853 or email CAC.reception@sosj.org.au.

Marie Therese Levey rsj
Patron of The Gregorian Schola of Sydney 



¨ All congregants MUST wear a MASK whilst inside the Church “ as at 5 pm Thursday, 6 May

¨ There must be “NO” entry to site if unwell

¨ All congregants MUST sign in by 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

¨ All congregants MUST 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

2020 Community Building Partnership Program


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:


Meets every Thursday evening at 6 pm inside the Church (Choir area)


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 Parish Office (9525.1138) or Monsignor C/- : office@stcaths.org.au

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.

Special Prayer

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

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: 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.