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.
On the major issues facing us as a society. Very thoughtful…read more
Some highlights from the Bulletin
We all seek love. Our humanity draws us towards the many expressions of love that fulfil us as individuals, as couples, as family, friends, neighbours, and as communities.read more
This year, the Australian Bishops’ Social Justice Statement is titled: ‘Everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy’read more
Bishop Peter will conduct a Visitation of the parish 13th– 15th October. It is an opportunity to experience something of the life of the parish, to meet as many parishioners as possible and to have the opportunity to speak to them and to hear from them.read more
Wednesday, 20th Woodlands Nursing Home Anointing 11amread more
One of our parishioners, Danielle Bishara, will be travelling in October doing much needed cataract surgery in the poorest regions of the northern Philippines. Any financial aid you can give to help her flight and accommodation expenses would be gratefully accepted....read more
Save the date: Saturday 21st October @ 7:30pm… for detailsread more
Congratulations to the 145 children and one adult candidate who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Friday, and the two children who received a blessing. Please continue to keep them and their families in your prayer. A special word of thanks to Bishop Peter for...read more
continues to recover and to have rehabilitation following a skin graft to his leg. He thanks the parishioners for their well wishes and prayers.read more
Wed: Saints Andrew Kim Tae-Gon, Paul Chong Ha-sang and Companions. Thr: Saint Matthew. Sat: Saint Pius of Pietrelcina.read more
Paid and volunteer workers who have direct face to face contact with children (under 18 years) are required by law to obtain a Working with Children Check number. The Parish is the employer of the paid or volunteer worker and therefore is required by law to verify the...read more
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) has been thoughtfully developed by the Church to help new and existing Catholics on their spiritual journey of discovery and enrichment. The RCIA will commence in early October. If you are interested in joining in...read more
The Coalition for Marriage is leading the campaign to preserve marriage…read more
The next activity of St Agatha’s Friendship Group (55+) will be a tour of the Sydney Jewish Museum at Darlinghurst on Wednesday, 27th September from 10:30am.read more
Wednesday, 20th Woodlands Nursing Home Anointing 11amread more
On Sunday 10th September was the annual Altar Servers Lunch. It was another great turn out this year and it was lovely to have many Altar Servers and families attend. Thank you to all the families who provided a meal for the lunch. Fr Paul and the parish appreciate...read more
Homilies & Ideas
Gandhi once famously declared: " 'an eye for an eye' will send the whole world blind!" When we are hurt, we may wish to take revenge on others, to “get even” and to hold onto resentments. Jesus’ command is to forgive. We rely on the grace of God to help us. In today's...read more
What responsibility do we have for other’s actions? When is it right and proper to respect others’ freedom to make their own wrong choices? When are we obliged to bring others’ bad behaviour to light? What is the best way to approach someone who we believe needs...read more
First Reading: (Jer 20:7-9). Even though speaking God’s message to the people has brought Jeremiah nothing but insults, he is unable to remain silent, such is the power of God’s call. Second Reading: (Rom 12:1-2). St Paul urges the Romans not to live like the people...read more
We pray God’s blessing on our fathers, grandfathers, godfathers, together with those others who, in various ways, fulfil a father's role in our families. We pray for all the fathers of the parish and wish you each a very special day, thanking you for your love and for...read more
Quote of the week.
“Marriage is not a human invention;
it is a divine revelation.
Its design never was our own made-up
arrangement of infinite malleability.
It was given to us, at the beginning of all things,
as a brightly shining fixity of eternal significance.
We might not always live up to its true grandeur.
None of us does so perfectly.
But we have no right to redefine it,
and we have every reason to revere it.”
Ray Ortlund Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel
“Have you not read that the One who made them
at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’
and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife,
and the two shall become one’?
So they are no longer two, but one flesh.
Therefore what God has joined together,
let no one separate.”
Jesus in Gospel of Matthew Chapter 19
7th-9th December for Years 9 - 30yrs old. Visit www.acyf.org.au or contact Andrew on 0499 181 117 for details. For any questions, please contact Rachel Vala (youth worker). Email : email@example.com Mobile: 0468 722...read more
Wednesday, 27th September The next activity of St Agatha’s Friendship Group (55+) will be a tour of the Sydney Jewish (Holocaust) Museum at Darlinghurst from 10:30am. Museum entrance fee is $9, a group lunch at the Museum café is $15. Register your interest in joining...read more
Save the date…read more
- November 26th - December 7th for 18-35 year olds. For more information: yfl.org.au Details for these events are on the board in the Church...read more
- Bishop Peter Stuart and Bishop Peter Comensoli on Tuesday 26th September at 7.30pm at Gosford. Details for these events are on the board in the Church...read more
For details contact: 0419 402 095 or firstname.lastname@example.org Details for these events are on the board in the Church...read more
Catholic Social Teaching, Tuesday, 19th September, 7pm - 9.30pm, at Hornsby Cathedral Parish. Details for these events are on the board in the Church...read more
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