News and Events

Lent 2018

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)



Public holidays that fall on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays, Mass time will be 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.


On Saturday 9th December 2017, there will be NO Vigil Mass at St Michael's Church.  There will be an Australia Youth Catholic Festvial Mass in the Domain at 6.30pm.  Archbishop Fisher invites all to attend this Mass.



Feast of Our Lady of Guadelupe will be celebrated on Saturday 9th December 2017 from 10.30am to 12.30pm.  Refreshments from 12.30pm.  All are welcome.



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 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.



Changes in Parish Office: We welcome Annabel Chong, who will be our new Parish Secretary from Thur 17th Aug 2017.  The new opening hours from then on will be Thursdays and Fridays from 9am to 2:30pm.

Patricia Low, our current Parish Secretary, will now assume the new position of Parish Bookkeeper. Her work hours are Mondays and Fridays from 9am to 2:30pm.




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!



Holy Week Programme:

Holy Thursday (13th April 2017): No morning Mass. Instead you are invited to attend the Chrism Mass at St Mary's Cathedral at 10:30am.

Good Friday (14th April 2017): 10am: Stations of the Cross;  3pm: The Celebration of the Lord's Passion.  Note: Holy Land Appeals will be taken during these services.

Easter Sat (15th April 2017): 7pm Vigil Mass

Easter Sun (16th April 2017):Mass times:  8am, 10am and 5pm.



Sacrament of Reconciliation (in preparation for Easter 2017):

Sat 8th April 2017: 11am to 12noon & 4pm to 4:45pm;

Wed 12th April 2017: 5:15pm - 5:45pm;

Holy Thursday (13th April 2017): 6:15pm - 6:45pm & 7:45pm to 9pm;

Good Friday (14th April 2017): 11am - 12noon & 4pm - 5pm;

Holy Sat (15th April 2017): 11am to 12noon.


Stations of the Cross: every Friday during Lent (from 3rd March 2017) at 7pm.






Please note that from Sunday 27 Nov 2016, the 9:30am Mass will be changed to 10:00am.



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"....



Every Saturday at 4pm in church: Marian Devotions

Every Sunday at 4pm in church: Chaplets of the Divine Mercy and St Michael.

Foley Gardens Self-Care Retirement Village: Spacious 1-bedroom apartment now available. For terms and conditions, please contact Joe De Andrade on 0438 696 396 or the Parish Office on 9349 1292 (Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays).