This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad.

(Psalm 118.24)

Jesus said: “Remain in my love.”

(John 15.9)

Jesus said: “Come, follow me!”

(Matthew 4.19)

For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.

(John 1:16)

Jesus said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

(Mathew 19:26)

Jesus said: “If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; cut off from me you can do nothing.”

(John 15.5)

Welcome to St Agatha’s Parish Web Site.

St Agatha’s is a diverse community of Catholic believers, drawn together through our Baptism to help each other grow closer to God. We foster a warm and friendly environment in which people are nourished by the Word and the Eucharist. We are guided by the Holy Spirit to spread God’s kingdom on earth through our prayer, words and actions. We promote love, peace, equality, justice, forgiveness and compassion and we seek opportunities to help others, especially through interacting with, and responding to, those who are in any way poor and disadvantaged.

Mass Times + Map

Mass is celebrated Mon – Fri 6:30am, 9:30am,
Saturday 8am, 6pm (Vigil),
Sunday 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am, 6pm
Redfield College Sunday 8:30am
Click here for Ash Wednesday and Lent times

Sacramental Program

At St Agatha’s we have a comprehensive Sacramental program for children and adults.
Youth Ministry

Spiritual Resources

We hope these resources will help you with understanding life and God’s call.

Alpha

Want to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share your point of view? Then Alpha evenings may be for you.

Join the Catholic Church

Would you like a deeper union with Jesus Christ through the Sacraments? We have a special program that discusses our Catholic faith, develops people spiritually and prepares them for this.
Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

We are pleased to announce we have a new Youth Minister, Rachael. Discover planned activities & latest news.

Parish Bulletin

Some highlights from the Bulletin

Embracing their Greatness!

Giving parents the tools to help their children discover God’s unique plan for their lives. With guest speaker, Christina King, on Saturday 24th February at 12.30pm in St Agatha’s School Hall. RSVP Thursday 22nd February on 9847 0502. Enquiries to Steven Buhagiar on...

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Anointing of the Sick

Will be offered during the 9.30am Mass on Wednesday, 28th February in the Church. All are welcome to join us for morning tea afterwards. If you can help with catering and/or serving, please let Anne know at the Parish Office on 9484 1427. Please consider helping...

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RCIA

Our weekly meetings exploring the Catholic Faith and passing it on to our Candidates & Catechumens continues this week exploring the Mass.

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A Call for Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the Welcomers’ and Piety Store rosters. If you would like to help with these ministries, please contact the parish office on 9484 1427.

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Lent 2018 Times & Events

An outline of events in our parish during Lent; including Ash Wednesday. Lent is a time of spiritual discipline in preparation for the solemn feast of Easter. By His own death Christ changed the very nature of death, making it a passage – a “passing over,” a “Paschal mystery” – into the Kingdom of God, transforming death into the ultimate victory.

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SRE News

SRE MEETING will be held this Tuesday night, 13th February at 8.15pm in the parish meeting room. More volunteers are needed to join this very important SRE Ministry. Please call Tina on 9484 1427 for more information. Catechists in our local State Schools We pray for...

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Our Meghan’s Sacraments of Initiation

Welcoming Those New to the Church. Bishop Peter Comensoli invites all our parishioners and RCIA participants to join with Meghan, our Catechumen, her family and friends at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral on Sunday, 18th February at 2pm for the celebration of the Rite...

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Lenten Groups

Lenten Groups

This year we will once again run several Lenten groups in parishioners’ homes and the Parish Centre. We will use the DBB resource ‘Lifted Up Like Christ’. Please consider this as a way of preparing for Easter. For more detail and to join…

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Adult Faith Formation / RCIA

Our meetings on exploring the Catholic Faith for the Initiation of Adults into our Catholic Faith continues this week on Thursday, 15th Feb at 8pm and Friday, 16th Feb at 10:30 am in the Parish Centre. The topic this week is "The Eucharist: Source & Summit of...

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Monthly Credit Card Contributions

If you are a monthly credit card giver and your card has expired or is about to expire, or your card details have changed, please let Kerri in the parish office know. Thank you for your continued...

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Homilies & Ideas

Noteworthy Homilies & Material

First Sunday of Lent, Yr B

In the First Reading we are told of the first in a series of covenants which serve as a preparation for the covenant at Sinai. This in turn prepared the way for the new covenant God formed with humanity in Christ. Like Noah, the Christian is saved by passage through...

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6th Sunday, Ordinary Time, Yr B

First Reading (Lev 13:1-2, 45-46). Lepers were considered ritually unclean and were compelled to live apart from the community. Second Reading (1 Cor 10:31-11:1). St Paul urges us never to do anything offensive to anyone but to do everything for the glory of God....

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5th Sunday Ordinary Time Yr B

Reflection: The Book of Job confronts the problem of suffering. The common explanation was that suffering was a punishment for sin. Though Job is a good man, he suffers greatly. His suffering causes him to take a gloomy view of life (First Reading). This sets the...

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Reflection: 4th Sunday Year B

First Reading (Deut 18:15-20) Moses foretells the coming of a prophet who will speak God’s word to the people. Second Reading (1 Cor 7:32-35) Paul urges everyone, but especially those who are celibate, to give their undivided attention to the Lord. Gospel (Mk 1:21-28)...

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Special Feature

Quote of the week.

The word Lent is from the Old English word for ‘Spring’.
In Lent, we seek to turn away from the death of sin
and prepare to embrace the new life of the Risen Lord.

Lent: springtime of the spirit
Each year the trees give us a lesson in renewal.
First the bud, then the blossom, and finally the shoot.
Spring dresses the trees in a new robe,
and makes them young again.
But this is possible only because in autumn
they let go of their old leaves,
and in between endured a period of nakedness.
Lent is in the springtime of the spirit.
Lord, help us not to be afraid to let go of old habits,
and to face our spiritual poverty,
in order that you may renew us, and so at Easter
we will feel young again in our discipleship.
Fr Flor McCarthy SDB

Upcoming Events

Trip to the Central Coast

St Agatha’s Friendship (55+) Group’s next activity is a visit to St Joseph’s Spirituality and Education Centre and Museum at Kincumber South on Thursday, 8th March.

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First Friday Adoration

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held on the first Friday of each month. You are invited to this opportunity for prayer next Friday 2nd February. There will be Adoration in the Church after the 9.30am Mass until 10.00pm. Inquiries to Rosanna Abrams on 0413 624...

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Advent Group

Set time aside to prepare for the celebration of the birth of Christ. Each Thursday of Advent in the Callahan Centre at 7pm. Contact the Parish Office on 9484 1427 or Tomek on 0405 393...

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Around Town – Dec 3

Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima - December 6th at St Bernadette’s Castle Hill. From 6.30pm. Handel’s Messiah at Hornsby Cathedral - December 7th at 8pm. See the Church foyer or call the Office for more details 9484 1427...

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St Agatha's Catholic Parish,
Pennant Hills, NSW 2120
PO Box 127, Pennant Hills, NSW, 1715
Phone: 02 9484 1427   Fax: 02 9484 0053

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