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.
We are part of the St George Deanery under the Archdiocese of Sydney.
Our parish belongs to Cluster C of the St George Deanery with St Bernadette Carlton and St Patrick Kogarah as sister parishes within the cluster.
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.
My dear parishioners,
Peace be with you!
Christmas is upon us.
We give thanks for the year just gone and anticipate with joy the year to come.
I hope that most of us prepared for this day by receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation
(which is always available!) and participating in Holy Mass most especially on Sundays.
I take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to our parish volunteers and staff.
St Michael’s will not run smoothly without your help. To those who helped out in the parish
during the lockdown: I am glad that you stepped up so that the essential daily activities of
the Church could continue.
I am especially grateful to Fr George who has been with us now for well over a year. He is a
good and prayerful pastor and am sure he has made tremendous difference in the life of the
parish. I appreciated his presence more when I took ill again (with a stroke) a few months
ago. During my recovery, my heart was easy knowing the parish was in such good hands.
Now I am completely well again thanks to your prayers.
The SARS-CoV2 virus and its ramifications are forefront in our minds. We have all been
affected, not least by the restrictions and mandates imposed upon us.
May we always remember that we are Christians: a people of love, a people of hope, a people of faith. We do not despair for the Lord Jesus Christ has already overcome the world.
His presence gives us joy and banishes all fear. Let us cling ever closer to him for he is the
Way, the Truth and the Life. He is the only one who can lead us out of the situation we are
in. So, come to the parish devotions, come and adore the Blessed Sacrament, come to Mass.
Serve Jesus in his Church. I invite you all to participate fully in the life of the Church.
Remember to keep our brothers and sisters who have been affected in any way by SARSCoV2 in your prayers.
May St Michael protect us.
May St Joseph guide us.
May the Mother of God intercede for us.
And may the Christ Child shower his blessings upon us this Christmas and may he grant us
peace in the New Year.
Lector’s schedule is now available for January to April 2022! Please observe to see your names if you have volunteered as a Lector in this period. Thank you and God Bless!