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
PLEASE BE AWARE OF A SCAM BEING used with ‘FATHER RAYNER’ AS THE PERSON MAKING THE REQUEST TO PURCHASE GIFT/MUSIC CARDS……Monsignor IS NOT behind this—it is a scam—so do not act on it. The email accounts are not coming from the parish’s authorised email which is: email@example.com
Monsignor would never contact anyone in this way to extort monies.
Catechist & Sacramental Coordinator
Saint Catherine Labouré Parish Gymea
LEGION OF MARY
The Gymea Legion of Mary welcomes members from Oyster Bay and Miranda parishes who have now joined us.
The Legion will now meet 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:
C/- the Parish Office email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 or Monsignor C/- : email@example.com
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.
PLEASE DO NOT USE YOUR OLD ENVELOPES FROM LAST YEAR AS WE HAVE TOTALLY RE-NUMBERED CONTRIBUTORS BOXES & THEY ARE NOW DIFFERENT
Thank you for your continued financial support during these times.
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
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.
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: 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.