Parish News

World Youth Day 2019 Photos

20 February 2019

Thanks to Thorie Tembo for providing some photos of her time overseas for World Youth Day. In addition to the main festivities in Panama, Thorie also visited various parts of the United States taking part in various devotional events and also the Pro-life march in Washington.  

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Plenary Council 2020 Parish Consultation Evening

05 February 2019

The parish will be hosting two meetings for Plenary Council 2020. This will be your chance to be a part of the plenary council and to offer what you think that God is asking of us in Australia at this time. One meeting will be held on Tuesday, 5 February at 7:30 p.m. in Mackillop…

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Month of February – In Honour of the Most Holy Family

01 February 2019

Throughout the month of February, we honour the Most Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph – the patrons of our parish. We especially invite our parishioners to connect with the various Masses and devotions held each week at Holy Family and seek the prayers of the Holy Family for our own families and our…

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Thorie Tembo’s WYD Update Day 6

25 January 2019

Day 6 – (20th January) today we visited the largest Roman Catholic Church in the United States and in North America and also one of the 10 largest churches in the world. The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is made of 2 beautiful and massive levels, the Great Upper Church and…

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Thorie Tembo’s WYD Update Days 4 and 5

25 January 2019

Day 4- (18th January) this was an early start for all pilgrims as we headed to the Capital One Arena for the Youth Rally and Mass for Life. Our kangaroos were warmly welcomed by the American community. After celebrating mass with 20,000 youth of the Pro-Life Generation, we began the 46th annual March for Life…

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Thorie Tembo’s WYD Update Day 3

25 January 2019

Day 3 – (17th January) after morning prayer in St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church, we went for Mass with Sydney Catholic Schools and the teachers. We then visited the Dominican House of Studies and the Museum of the Bible. Upon arrival for our dinner with the Sydney Catholic teachers, it began to snow.  

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Thorie Tembo’s WYD Update Day 2

25 January 2019

Day 2-(16th January)  our morning prayers we’re said at St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church which was fortunately next to the hotel. We then visited the Saint John Paul II National Shrine. Here we celebrated Mass and viewed the first-class relic of St. JPII’s blood. After this, we visited Washington DC’s landmarks. These included the White…

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World Youth Day Update by Thorie Tembo Day 1

25 January 2019

Our parish’s own WYD pilgrim, Thorie Tembo has sent us some photos and a description of her experiences in Panama leading up to the World Youth Day Mass. Day 1- (15th January) our journey began as we headed to San Francisco first for a quick transit where our group was separated, however we all made…

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