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 Times during the holiday season
Weekdays: 27th Dec – 26th Jan 9.30am.
Weekends: Saturday, 8am & 6pm Vigil
Sunday, 7.30am, 9am, 10.30am, 6pm.

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

St Agatha’s Parish Picnic

Sunday 11th February 2018 (coincide with St Agatha’s Feast Day - 5th February) Pop the date into your calendar and look for updates on this website.

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Jan & Feb – Upcoming Seniors Activities

Gathering Point – From 10am-4pm, Wednesdays, 17th, 24th & 31st January at the Leisure Learning Centre, Warne St, Pennant Hills. It’s a new year and new members are always welcome! Join us for some social interaction, morning tea and lunch. We play Rummykub and...

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Visit to St Joseph’s

St Agatha’s Friendship (55+) Group’s visit to St Joseph’s Spirituality and Education Centre and Museum at Kincumber South on Thursday, 8th March. Details in Church foyer.

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First Friday Adoration

A reminder that Friday 5th January is the first Friday of the month. There will be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 10am to 10pm.

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Christmas welcome…

A special word of welcome to all visitors to St Agatha’s parish this Christmas. If you have been away from the Church for a time, you are welcome. May we all be a blessing to each other this Christmas, and may our time of worship help us to receive Christ anew into...

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A good or difficult Christmas

We hope and pray that Christmas is a time of renewed faith in God’s great love and mercy, a time of peace and joy, shared with family and friends.  As a parish community, we acknowledge that Christmas can be a challenging and difficult time for some. We all long to...

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Have yourselves a holy Christmas…

On behalf of the Priests and Parish Team at St Agatha’s, I wish you a very happy, safe and holy Christmas and many blessings for the year ahead. Thank you as always for your help and support this year and we look forward to sharing a wonderful 2018 together. Fr...

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Fr Dennis Callahan

is slowly recovering, but has had some setbacks.

If you would like to send him a Christmas card, we can deliver them from the parish office.

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Christmas Cards from the Parish community

Cards have been sent to residents in the local Homes for the aged and to parishioners who are almost permanently shut in at home. Cards have also been sent to the local federal and state members of parliament and local principals of Catholic schools.

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Christmas Appeal for the Parish

I invite you to consider a contribution to our Christmas Appeal. This Christmas Appeal is for further specific projects identified by you, the parishioners of St Agatha’s. These include the upgrading of the pews and the crying room, a new organ, music resources and...

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Time for Carols at Christmas, invite a friend.

If you are attending the Midnight Mass, you are encouraged to be here well before 11.30pm for the beginning of the beautiful Carols Service that has been prepared. You may wish to invite a family member, friend or neighbour to attend Christmas Mass with you this year....

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Children’s Christmas Eve Masses Sunday 24th December

The Mass times are 5.00pm and 7.00pm. Both of these Masses will have a nativity play, which involves a lot of children participating in many varied roles. All costumes provided. In the Church foyer there is a participation sheet. Please fill in all the details on the...

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Thanks to Janine Minogue:

The Parish thanks Janine for her coordination of the Piety Stall for over 14 years. Thank you for your dedication and commitment. Lisa Rossi will succeed Janine in this...

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Piety Stall

Christmas items are available from the Piety Stall. Volunteers are needed to help with the Piety Stall. Would you consider this once every month or two? Please contact the parish office on 9484 1427 if you would like to...

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Homilies & Ideas

Noteworthy Homilies & Material

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

First Reading (1 Sam 3:3-10, 19). The prophet Samuel played a very important role in the history of Israel. Here we have the story of his call by God. Second Reading (1 Cor 6:13-15, 17-20). St Paul tells us that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, and we must...

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The Epiphany of the Lord

First Reading (Is 60:1-6). The prophet cheers the exiles who returned from Babylon with a vision of a restored city. The prophecy is fulfilled in Christ and in the new Israel, the Church. Second Reading (Eph 3:2-3, 5-6). St Paul expresses the theological meaning of...

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Feast of the Holy Family

Joseph and Mary were entrusted with the raising of the child Jesus, who grew in wisdom and stature under their care. Today is an opportunity to honour Abraham and Sarah, and the Holy Family and to be inspired by them. The family unit is the foundation of any society...

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Christmas

May we each hear anew the words of the angel to the shepherds: “Do not be afraid. Listen, I bring you news of great joy. Today a saviour has been born to you.” (Luke 2:10-11). Like the three wise men who will come to adore the Christ child in Matthew’s account (Mt...

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Special Feature

Quote of the week.

January 14, 2018

“Prayer is to our soul what rain is to the soil.
Fertilize the soil ever so richly, it will remain barren unless fed by frequent rains.”
Saint John Marie Vianney

“Wherever there is life, fervour and a desire to bring Christ to others, genuine vocations will arise.”
(Evangelii Gaudium 107) – Pope Francis

“We should never lose faith in God’s power to raise up women and men in every age who are living and courageous witnesses to his love.
Our challenge is to have the courage and the faith to invite those we believe and who may have received that call to come forward and to discern with the Church what the Lord asks of them.”
Cardinal Seán Brady

Upcoming Events

Jan & Feb – Upcoming Seniors Activities

Gathering Point – From 10am-4pm, Wednesdays, 17th, 24th & 31st January at the Leisure Learning Centre, Warne St, Pennant Hills. It’s a new year and new members are always welcome! Join us for some social interaction, morning tea and lunch. We play Rummykub and...

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Visit to St Joseph’s

St Agatha’s Friendship (55+) Group’s visit to St Joseph’s Spirituality and Education Centre and Museum at Kincumber South on Thursday, 8th March. Details in Church foyer.

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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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Contemplative Book by Archbishop Christopher Prowse (ACT)

God speaks to us in the silence of our noisy world – in the silences of nature, of suffering, of ageing, of imprisonment, of dying, of prayer and ritual, to mention just a few. The meditations in this book, illustrated by many experiences from the author’s personal life and pastoral ministry, invite us to befriend the silences of our lives and to discover in them the still, quiet voice of God.

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Around Town

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...

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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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