This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad.
Jesus said: “Remain in my love.”
Jesus said: “Come, follow me!”
For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
Jesus said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Jesus said: “If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; cut off from me you can do nothing.”
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.
Some highlights from the Bulletin
If you participate in our Planned Giving Program using weekly envelopes, the new envelopes are ready for collection in the foyer of the Church after Masses this weekend. Thank you for your continued support. If you would like to join our Planned Giving Program, please...read more
Sunday 19th & 26th – 9:00 am & 10:30 amread more
Tues – Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Wed – Saint Cecilia; Fri – Saints Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions; next Sun – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.read more
The next Serra Vocations Mass and dinner meeting will be held at Holy Name Church Wahroonga on Thursday 23rd November at 6.30pm. Fr David Ranson, Parish Priest of Holy Name and Vicar General will be the Mass celebrant. Everyone is...read more
Mark Berry is looking for musicians - trumpet, trombone, clarinet, key board - whatever we can rustle up - to be part of 10.30am Mass Christmas Day. It will involve a few rehearsals. Please text Mark on 0413 020 777 or email email@example.com if you are...read more
The Children’s Choir is inviting new members, from Year 1 onwards, to join the choir and sing during the joyous season of Advent and beyond! For more information, please call Nirmala Pimenta on...read more
Singers are welcome to join us. Please contact Gillian on her mobile (0405 513488) if you would like to join the choir for Midnight Mass.read more
Wednesday, 22nd November at 12.30pm and Thursday, 23rd November at 8.30pm. The topic this week is: The Holy Spirit and the Life of Grace. One of the most profound aspects of the Catholic faith is that Christ sent his Spirit to dwell in the hearts of the baptised....read more
Year 7 to 9: Dec 1st; Praisefest Nov 24th;read more
The girls from Eremeran would like to help parishioners to decorate their home for Christmas on Saturday, 2nd December. If you need this help, please call the Parish Office on 9484...read more
For families whose children have died or are missing. Wednesday 6th December, at 7.30pm at St Matthews Anglican Church (cnr New Line and Castle Hill Roads West Pennant Hills). Further information on the flyer in the Church foyer. Clergy & Chaplains from many...read more
Wednesday, 22nd Beecroft Nursing Home Anointing 11am Residents’ family members welcome.read more
Saturday 16th December 6pm Mass 7pm Sausage Sizzle 8pm Carols To be held at St Agatha’s School basketball courts. Contact Lisa on 0405 020 358 for more...read more
We thank you for your kind donations to the St Vincent de Paul appeal this weekend. Do you need a little extra help with bills or food vouchers? Would you like a visit? Contact Elemer Turchanyi on 0401 688...read more
This ‘one-off’ celebration is to be held on Sunday 26th Nov at 3pm with music and singing led by the Australian Sacred Music Association. All are welcome to experience the inspiring rich liturgical beauty of the Traditional Latin Mass and Gregorian chant. A sacred...read more
Saints and Feast Days Friday, 17th November - Saint Elizabeth of Hungaryread more
The topic this week isThe Paschal Mystery as we continue our weekly meetings exploring our faith. Through Jesus’s Death on the Cross, God reveals himself most profoundly as the God who is love. Christ’s sacrificial love saves us from sin and shows us the pathway to...read more
Singers are welcome to join us. Please contact me on my mobile (0405 513488) if you would like to join the choir for Midnight Mass. Practices starting on Wednesday, 15 Nov. Gillian. Call for Musicians Mark Berry is looking for musicians - trumpet, trombone, clarinet,...read more
Homilies & Ideas
In today’s Gospel parable of the talents, the master entrusted money to his servants and then set out on a journey. On his return, those bringing the master their profit acknowledge openly what is their own and what is their masters. One says “Sir you gave me five...read more
First Reading: (Wis 6:12-16). This sings the praise of wisdom, which can be found by all those who seek it. Second Reading (1 Thess 4:13-18). St Paul consoles his converts at Thessalonika who are worried about the fate of their loved ones who have died before the...read more
First Reading: (Mal 1:14-2:2.8-10). The prophet berates the priests of his day for failing to live up to their calling. Second Reading (1 Thess 2:7-9.13). Paul reminds the Thessalonians of his love and care for them, and how hard he worked to bring them the Good News....read more
First Reading: (Ex 22:20-26). God tells the Israelites that there must be no discrimination against or exploitation of the weak members of their society. Second Reading (1 Thess 1:5-10). Paul encourages the Thessalonians by telling them that their exemplary lives have...read more
On the major issues facing us as a society. Very thoughtful…read more
Quote of the week.
On Wednesday, 15th November this week, the results of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey were released, with 61.4 per cent of Australians who took part voting yes and 38.4 per cent voting no. Below are two paragraphs from Bishop Peter’s letter to the people of Broken Bay. A copy of this is on display in the foyer.
- I want to stress, once more, that I never considered this a ‘referendum’ on the worth or dignity of gay and lesbian people, which is beyond question. My concern has always been with the question of what constitutes marriage as a distinctive kind of relationship, and the unique roles of a husband and wife in a family.
- The Catholic Church will continue to uphold our well-established teaching, received from the Lord himself (Mt 19.3-6), that the covenant of matrimony is between a woman and a man for life, which allows for the procreation and nurturing of children. Any changes to the civil law will not alter this key tenant of Christian belief.
Details for these events are on the board in the Church foyer. St Leo’s Under the Stars Movie Night - Fri 17th Nov. 6.15 for 7.30pm. Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend - 24-26 Nov. Mt Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville. Ph: 0490 774 419. Bookings at www.wwme.org.au...read more
Sunday Gospel Reflection Group, Gathering Point, Men’s Lunch & Ladies’ Lunch.read more
Christmas Lunch Christmas Lunch Friday 1st December 2017 at Pennant Hills Golf Club, Copeland Rd, Beecroft. Arrive at 11.30am. Cost is $45pp. Payment can be left at the Parish Office. RSVP no later than Monday 27th November. For enquiries, contact Kath on 9871...read more
Mass for people with Special Needs, Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend, St Leo’s Under the Stars Movie Night. Details for these events are on the board in the Church foyer.read more
Gospel reflection, Gathering Point, Men’s Lunch, and Ladies Lunch details…read more
Details for these events are on the board in the Church foyer. The Diocese of Broken Bay Charity Race Day - Thursday, 2nd November, Racecourse Rd Gosford. $80 pp. P 9847 0726. Beyond the Divorce - A Dialogue 500 years after the Reformation - hosted by Bishop Peter and...read more
Gospel Reflection, Gathering Point, Men’s & Ladies Lunches.read more
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