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Recently Deceased; 

Laurence “Larry” McDonnell, Rita Bernadette Pickard, Ederina Fabian, Margaret Hammel, Anita Reid,
Martin Tonitto, David Wright, Frank Murray, Biagio ’Bill’ Parrino, Terry Halls, Arthur Ollenrenshaw,
Suzanne Miller, John Keys, Michael Malvern, Rex Watson.

We remember those whose Anniversaries we commemorate at this time:

Cec & Mary Baz, Jim Borg, John Bradley, Joe Caputo, Jim (James) Casey, Paul Charmin, Fred Cobcroft,
Tracy de Lyall, Mary Garland, Fr. Peter Gillam, Bill Godfrey, Rod Halter, Felicity  Ketel,  Kathy Little,
Lionel & Bev Hurst, Aileen McDonnell, Sid & Sylvia Mullen, Troy Quinliven (5th Anniversary) Joe Sammut, Antonio Sorbara, Betty White, Fr. Reg Wilson (1st Anniversary)

Also in our prayers, we remember:

Roy & Mary Esplin, Lean Family, John Vincent Sidgreaves, The Holy Souls,
Deceased Members of the Friendship Club.

Father Greg has posted a WHAT IS HAPPENING IN 2022 DOCUMENT ON 1 JANUARY

Father Greg has started a parish Facebook page:

I have also started a new Facebook page”               
then like the page 👍, for immediate communications

Sign the No Euthanasia Petition to prevent state-sanctioned killing in NSW

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP is urging all Catholics to sign an e-petition to prevent the NSW parliament passing laws that sanction the killing of vulnerable human beings. There is never a good time to introduce laws such as this, but to do so in the middle of a pandemic and amidst lockdowns adversely affecting the lives and livelihoods of millions is unconscionable.
Our sick and elderly have already suffered 17 months of increasing isolation and right now that is being intensified. Meanwhile, people are losing their jobs, businesses are going under, families are under the pressures of schooling and working from home, people’s movements are severely restricted, and depression rates are up. The last thing we need to hear from our leaders in this situation is a pro-suicide message.
Please sign this petition, calling on the Government to keep us focused on the present challenges and once they have been met, let us focus on medicine at its best and not its most lethal.

Gaping holes in proposed euthanasia laws, Sydney leading the global fight against slavery, Theology of the Body for preschoolers. The Catholic Weekly Digital Edition: Friday 6 August

COOK REQUIRED / De La Salle Brothers Cronulla
Permanent  part-time or casual position (up to 4 days@ week) for midday meal.
Please ring Brother Gary on 0423.027.768

OUR PARISH MEMORIAL GARDEN is going well with plaques.

It is a place blessed by Cardinal Pell years ago and at this stage is far more economical and probably more appropriate for our parishioners and family to be in this holy place. To discuss, phone Kerry (Parish Secretary) 9525.1138.
Present cost, including the plaque, is $500 per plaque/position (prices will change from 1 July due to manufacturing price increase of the plaques). Purchase in advance as places are limited.

MEMORIAL GARDEN  APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD BELOW – BUT forms and payment must be handed in at the Office where a receipt  issued and PLOT numbers allocated.


B-Point tap is located just inside the main door of the Church.
It accepts your Mastercard and Visacard (including Visa debit cards)
The DONATION is NOW set at $10 per Tap. If you wish to donate more, you simply wait until the machine is ready and you can tap again. You can tap as many times as you would like – each tap is a $10 donation to the Parish.
Appears on your Bank Statement as ‘GYMEA PARISH, GYMEA’

That there are NO receipts (as they appear on your card’s bank statement), NO refunds or tax deductibility.

B-Point tap and Donate machine

Parish Planned Giving Credit Card Forms &

New Envelope Contributors….

Thankyou for your continued financial support during these times.


The group WATAC Inc. (Women and the Australian Church) are launching a series of online conversations called WATAC Presents. The first session, Women and the Plenary Council took place last year – Tuesday, 9 June 2020 (Sydney) Sister Clare Condon (former provincial of the Good Samaritan Sisters) and Debra Zanella (CEO of RUAH Community Services) will be leading a conversation around aspirations for the Plenary Council and how the voices of women and other marginalised groups can be included.

The Journey Radio Program

The Journey is a weekly program developed by the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong and is the only Catholic radio program in Australia aired on general Christian radio. Visit or where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.

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