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With effect from Thursday 12th July 2018, the Parish Office will be opened on Thursdays and Fridays from 9am to 2:30pm.


 50th Celebrations of the current Church

Thank you to all who attended our celebration on 8th April. Thank you to Mark Sarmiento who conducted the ceremonies, the children who performed and to the volunteers who helped with the preparations for the day. Lastly, let us express our thanks to God for His Blessings on our Parish.

The celebrations were held on Sunday 8th April 2018. A thanksgiving Mass at 10am was celebrated by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP.  Following the Mass, a special plaque was blessed and unveiled by Archbishop Anthony and representatives from the Mascot RSL Club. Fellow parishioners and invited guests then enjoyed a light lunch and entertainment in the Parish Hall.




Lent 2018

Lenten Reconciliation Times:

Sat 17th March 10am – 11am
Sun 18th March 9:15am -9:45am
Sat 24th March 11am – 12noon
Wed 28th March 6:30pm - 7pm
Holy Thursday 29th March 8pm - 8:30pm
Good Friday 30th March – 11am - 12noon and 4pm -5pm



Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 7pm in the Church.


Ash Wednesday 14th February 2018 Masses

9:15am (School Mass) and 7pm (Holy Hour from 6pm)



Please note: If a Public holiday fall on Monday, Tuesday or Thursdays, morning Mass will be held at 9:15am instead of 7:30am. Public holidays for 2018 that fall on these days are as follows:

Monday 1st Jan 2018;  Mon 2nd April 2018; Wed 25th April 2018; Mon 11th June 2018 and Mon 1st Oct 2018.



Christmas 2017 Masses:

Vigil 5pm Sunday 24th December -Family Mass

11pm Sunday 24th December (Midnight Mass).  Carols start at 10.30pm.

Christmas Day Monday 25th December 10am.


Boxing Day Tuesday 26th December 9.15am.

New Year's Day Monday 1st January 2018 Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God 9.15am.


2017 Reconciliation times:

Saturday 16th December 11am - 12noon - Fr Anthony

Sunday 17th Dec 7.20am -7.50am & 9.20am -9.50am

Wednesday 6.30pm - 7pm

Saturday 11am -12noon


2017 Parish Christmas Party:

Saturday 16th December 6pm to 9pm after the Vigil Mass in the Parish Hall.  Please bring a plate to share and decorations for your table.


Church opening hours from Monday 4th December 2017 will be:

Monday 7.30am to 2.30pm

Tuesday 7.30am to 12noon

Wednesday 9am to 6.30pm

Thursday 7.30am to 2.30pm

Friday 9am to 2.30pm

Saturday 10am to 6pm

Sunday 8am to 6pm

On public holidays, the Church will be closed after Mass.


St Michael's Feast Day will be celebrated on Sunday 24th September 2017 with a Thanksgiving Mass at 10am followed by a sausage sizzle in the Parish Hall.  All are welcome. (There will be no procession this year).


Mass times for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Day of obligation): Tues 15 Aug 2017: 7:30am, 9:15am (school Mass) and 7pm.



Farewell Rose Houghton...After 17 years of dedicated services to our Parish, our Sacristan, Rose, is leaving.  May God bless her and keep her in His loving care as she embarks on the next stage of her life journey.  We will miss you, Rose and no-one will be able to replace you as one of the "pillars" of this parish!



Please pray for our WYD 2016 pilgrims as they leave for Krakow, Poland via the Holy Land on Saturday 16th July.

-Sunday 17th July 2016

 wyd2016  L-R: Kristie, Miye, Natalie, Myrna and Marshiella, our WYD pilgrims seen here with Fr. Moses



Ross and Vonnie Meyer June 2016

Congratulations to Vonnie and Ross Meyer  on the occasion of their 65th Wedding Anniversary on 28th June 2016.  Vonnie and Ross were married in our Parish on 28th June 1951.  A Papal Blessing will be presented to the happy couple in due course.
-Sunday 26th June 2016


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Congratulations to Francis and Jean Sharp
on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary. Seen here with Fr. Moses Kim who blessed them and presented to them a Papal Blessing. Francis and Jean were married in our church on 9th June 1956.

-Sunday 12th June 2016.


Welcome Fr. Moses Sejin Kim

We extend a very warm welcome to Fr. Moses Sejin Kim our new Parish Administrator. Fr. Moses comes to us from St. Declan's Penshurst. We thank Fr. John, the Parish Priest of St Declan's and his community for their great support of Fr. Moses during his three years with them. We will continue to extend this similar gesture to Father during his term with us. May God bless Fr. Moses in his new pastoral role at St. Michael's.

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Welcoming party in the presbytery for Fr. Moses Kim - Wednesday 18th May 2016


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Thank you to Most Rev. Kelvin Lovegrove for stepping in as our Administrator from 1st February 2016 to 17th May 2016.
May God bless you as you continue in your pastoral duties as Episcopal Vicar for Clergy.




L-R: George Diab (acolyte), Fr. John Hayes (Pagewood Parish), Fr Abraham Augusthy (Botany Parish), Fr Bob Stephens (retiring Parish Priest, Como-Oyster Bay), Fr Laurie Cauchi (Malabar Parish), Fr John De Luca (retired), Magdi Zarzour (acolyte), Romano Yang (acolyte), Fr Jerzy, Fr Anthony Simari (retired), Fr Kelvin Lovegrove (Administrator, Daceyville), Fr. Gerald Gleeson (Vicar General-Archdiocese of Sydney) and Fr Martin Wilson msc.

After nearly 17 years of dedicated pastoral and spiritual guidance of our parish community, our Parish Priest, Fr. Jerzy, celebrated his final Mass on Sunday 31st January 2016.  Some 350 parishioners and friends turned up for his farewell.  The Parish also welcomed 9 visiting priests, especially the Most Rev. Gerald Gleeson who is the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Sydney, who concelebrated Mass with him.  After the Mass, many gathered in the Parsih Hall for supper, farewell speeches, and entertainment.

Fr. Jerzy has faithfully served his people here for 17 years, and has recently begun his new appointment as Parish Priest of St Joseph's Como-Oyster Bay.

During his time here, he endeared himself to all, and worked zealously to bring the whole parish community together in worship, and, at social functions. He dedicated his time to being amongst his people, and, providing opportunities for everyone to assist at Sunday/weekday Masses regularly, and to receive the Sacraments.

All who attended Fr. Jerzy's farewell expressed their gratitude to him, and wished him well with prayer, as he embarks upon his new mnistry.

Fr Jerzy's farewell video can now be viewed on Youtube. Seach "Fr Jerzy's farewell"....


Visitation of the Relic of St Francis Xavier - Sunday 2nd Dec 2012

 As observed by one of our parishioners, Mr. John Spora:

"We parishioners of St. Michael's parish, Daceyville, NSW, under the guidance and leadership of our pastor, Fr. Jerzy, were privileged to host the event, during which we were able to venerate the relic of the right forearm of St. Francis Xavier, on Sunday, 2nd December, 2012, on the eve of his feast day, 3rd December, 2012.
I was given the honor of sharing many aspects of the life and mission of Francis, during the hours of 1pm to 4pm, with hundreds of people, many of whom have come to live in Australia from countries such as India, Japan, China, and other places where he spread God's love, during his short life as a Jesuit priest. Our deep faith, as we stood in silence, in single file, waiting our individual turn to venerate the sacred relic, was inspiring.
Many people from neighboring parishes joined with us for the celebration, and many wonderful moments were experienced by all, as we watched parents bring their young children to the relic, and pressed their own arms, and those of their children, against the glass, alongside the relic, and, prayed that God will use their limbs, like Francis, in telling others of God's love.
Also, many others, who live with a disability, some wheeling themselves forward in wheelchairs, approached the relic, undoubtedly praying that, through Francis" intervention. they can ultimately receive a cure, or be enabled to better accept their particular cross.
We were all saddened that the relic had to leave us at 5pm after the celebration of Mass, as it was taken to St. Mary's Cathedral for a final day of veneration, before returning to Rome.
We are all so very grateful that our parish, and other parishes around Australia, was honored by the presence of this precious relic of St. Francis' bodily remains."