Welcome to St Michael’s Parish
Under the care of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel
The parish of St Michael’s is a faith-filled and faithful Catholic community striving to follow in the footsteps of our Lord Jesus Christ through the intercession of Mary, Help of Christians and under the protection of St Michael and God’s Holy Angels.
Led by the Holy Spirit, we want to make Christ present in our local community and in the world.
Our parish is part of the St George Deanery and belongs to the Archdiocese of Sydney.
All weekday Masses (Monday – Saturday) will commence at 9.15 am from 19 May 2020.
Starting Thursday, 13th August 2020, we shall have Communion Service at 9.15 am instead of Holy Mass.
There will be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for 1 hour after each weekday Mass.
Thank you for observing social distancing rules whenever you are within the parish grounds.
2 August 2020
In the coming week, we are celebrating the feast days of people who followed in the footsteps of Christ while they were still on earth. May we be inspired by these saints (Saints Dominic, St John Vianney, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop) who continue to give glory to God through the religious congregations that follow in their charism and minister to the laity with teaching and other good works.
The minutes of the most recent Parish Pastoral Council Meeting is now up on this website.
Please continue to invite your family and friends to come to Mass. We practice social distancing and are allowed 100 people at any one time inside the Church.
It is a requirement that you write your full name and contact number on the sign-up sheet at the main entrance of the Church before coming in to the Church to participate in the Mass.
May the God of all consolation be with us all.
Parish Finance Council Meeting
Friday, 7 August 2020 at 8.00 pm in the Parish Office
Teresa Yin, Louis Cheung, Lou Maffina, Michael Troiano, Valerie Gonzaga
We shall be discussing the Parish Financial Report in this meeting as well as organising the presentation of our financial standing to parishioners.
Please follow social distancing rules while within parish grounds (1.5 meters or about 2 adult arm’s length). Our Church (including the side chapel and the loft) should be able to accommodate 100 people. Chairs may be set out at the back of the Church, in the foyer and in the covered area next to the Corroboree Room as needed. Do not move the chairs around.
Please bring your own hand sanitiser when coming to Church and use it liberally (hand sanitisers are also provided at the entrances).
Please avoid touching anything within the Church.
Please sit in the pews where indicated.
Please write down your name and mobile/landline number on the sheets provided at the entrances of the Church every time you come to Mass. Use your own pen if possible. Pens are provided, but after use, please put them in the “used pens” box.
Congregational singing is suspended.
If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection (fever, sore throat, earache, runny nose, nasal congestion, coughing, wheezing, sob etc) please consider praying at home.
Please send your prayer intentions for Mass. You may give your donations via the St Michael’s Catholic Church Hurstville website by clicking on the “support us” button > make a donation > choose whichever is appropriate in the biller code drop down menu or by giving the donation envelope to Fr Janusz or to the parish office.
The parish office is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm.
We at St Michael’s are committed to calling each other by name, making Jesus present among us, and being the hands of the body of Christ.
We actively celebrate Liturgy together. We support and care for each other, accepting and valuing diversity. We share the responsibility for the life of the Parish by giving of our time, talent and gifts and being continually open to renewal.
An Act of Spiritual Communion
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.