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 by the intercession of Mary, Help of Christians and under the protection of St Michael and God’s Holy Angels.
Under the guidance of 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.
There will be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for 1 hour after each weekday Mass.
Online mass coverage has changed, please observe below for more details. Thank you.
Thank you for observing social distancing rules whenever you are within the parish grounds.
A message to the parishioners of St Michael’s Hurstville
This weekend we celebrate Pentecost Sunday: the descent of the Holy Spirit. Faith and human life in general need community. The community, which the Holy Spirit is perpetually guiding in an invisible way and on which he bestows his gifts, is the Church. The Feast of Pentecost is the day when we Christians celebrate the birthday of the Church. The Church carries on the mission of salvation that was entrusted to the Apostles by Jesus himself. There is a multitude of gifts that the Holy Spirit confers upon the Church and her members enabling us all to be authentic witnesses and proclaimers of the Good News.
The special gift of the Holy Spirit announced by the Lord Jesus is the power to for give sins: “Receive the Holy Spirit! To whom you forgive sins they are forgiven them…” (John 20:23). Every sin is a symbol of death which, if unrepented ultimately leads to death. In addictions – to alcohol, drugs, pornography, death is eventually inevitable and may even be immediate. In others, the effects are more subtle but equally damaging. The Holy Spirit present in the Sacrament of of Reconciliation gives us a new breath to life through the forgiveness of sins. It restores us, giving us the possibility of continual conversion and transformation; renewing in us the dignity of being integral members of the Mystical Body of Christ. At St Michael’s, we have the regular opportunity of availing ourselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (see below). Please ring the parish office for an appointment.
The month of June is traditionally dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus whose Feast this year falls on Friday, 19 June. Let us foster devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by daily praying the Litany in his honour as well as making an act of consecration in his name. Every first Friday, here at St Michael’s, we celebrate Mass at 7 pm dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. You are most welcome to come.
May God bless you all,
We have resumed weekday Masses following the easing up of restrictions regarding social gatherings. These Masses will no longer be streamed but all Sunday Masses will continue to be streamed and may be accessed via our YouTube channel, through this website or through our Parish Facebook account. Since Sunday Masses are restricted to a small number of people, I invite the adults in the parish to consider attending a weekday Mass at 9.15 am instead. School children will be catered for by the Parish school Masses.
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.
- Please come at least 10 minutes before Mass.
- Names and contact details of every person participating in Mass or devotion must be recorded EVERY TIME. So please write your name and contact number +/- email on a piece of paper BEFORE coming to Mass and put it in the box provided.
- The door closest to the Sacristy will be used as entry and exit point. This door will be kept open for the duration of the Mass or devotion. There will be hand sanitiser by the door (we accept donations of hand sanitisers, disinfectants and other cleaning materials too ).
- Please bring your own hand sanitiser and use it before receiving Holy Communion or after touching anything inside the Church.
- Avoid touching anything unnecessarily inside the Church (we shall NOT be using Hymn Books and Order of Mass cards; pray before the Crucifix and Our Mother of Perpetual Help at the back of the Church but please do NOT touch them).
- Please be aware of and follow social distancing rules.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 10 am – 11 am, 4.15 pm – 4.45 pm
Tuesday 9.45 am – 11 am, 6 pm – 7 pm
The parish office is open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10.00 am and 3.00 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.