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
All you need to know for Holy Week; times, parking, etc.read more
Mr Peter Hamill, regarding St Agatha’s Primary School Site. The site of the Epping Catholic Church and parish school is about to undergo a major redevelopment. Mr Peter Hamill, Director of Catholic Schools, has informed the St Agatha’s parent community that the Epping...read more
- First Reconciliation Congratulations to the 128 children of the parish who received their First Reconciliation this week. Thanks to all the group leaders and hosts who helped with...read more
More volunteers are needed to join this very important SRE Ministry. We need an SRE teacher for Year 6 at West Pennant Hills on Fridays 9.00am. Please call Tina on 9484 1427 or email...read more
Christmas Appeal On behalf of the parish community a very big thank you for your generosity in contributing to the Christmas Appeal for the parish. This raised a sum of $21,282. Based on feedback from the census, the Parish Pastoral Council is currently looking to...read more
Parishioners are warmly invited to join with Bishop Peter, the Priests and others from across the Diocese at the Chrism Mass on Tuesday, 27th March at OLOR Waitara at 7.30pm. All priests of the Diocese attend and the sacramental oils are blessed and distributed for...read more
You are invited to Divine Mercy celebrations at St Agatha’s on Sunday 8th April from 1:30pm to 5:00pm, including Reconciliation (note that Reconciliation commences at 1:00pm), Mass at 2:00pm, Benediction, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Veneration of the...read more
Our weekly meetings exploring the Catholic Faith conclude this week on Thursday, 22nd March at 8:00pm and Friday, 23rd March at 10:30am. Meetings include a Sunday Gospel reflection and DVD and will be held in the Parish Centre. The topic this week is “Catholic Social...read more
Saturday, 17th March - Saint Patrickread more
A special 6pm Easter Sunday evening Mass - will have Easter Carols beginning at 5.30pm followed by a beautiful sung Mass.read more
The next Serra Vocations Mass and dinner meeting will be held at Sacred Heart Church Pymble on Thursday 22nd March at 6.30pm. Fr Robert Borg, Dean of the Cathedral and Administrator of the Parish will be the Mass celebrant and afterwards speak on the Easter Triduum....read more
Congratulations and best wishes to Kailyn Joseph, a parishioner at St Agatha’s, who has been selected to represent Australia in the long jump at the 2018 Commonwealth...read more
We pray for the children who will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the coming week/weekend, and for their families. Reminder: there will be a practice for all children on Tuesday 13th March at 4.00pm in the...read more
More volunteers are needed to join this very important SRE Ministry. We need an SRE teacher for Year 2 at Pennant Hills Public on Wednesdays at 10.15am and a SRE teacher for Year 6 at West Pennant Hills on Fridays 9.00am. Please call Tina on 9484 1427 or email...read more
The topic this week is “A Love That Lasts, Discovering Authentic Love and God’s Plan for Sexuality”.read more
Tangara and Redfield College Open Daysread more
Parish choirs and singers from across the Diocese are warmly invited to join together to form a Diocesan Choir that will lead the congregation in prayerful song during this special Chrism Mass on Tuesday, 27th March at OLOR Waitara at 7.30pm. If you wish to...read more
Catholic understanding: 9am-3pm, Rosebank College, 1A Harris Rd Five Dock. $65.00. Contact: www.enneagramNSW.comread more
Homilies & Ideas
First Reading (Jer 31:31-34). The prophet Jeremiah tells a shattered people that God has not forsaken them, but will one day make a new and more intimate covenant with them. This new covenant was brought about through the death of Jesus: ‘This cup is the new covenant...read more
First Reading (2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23) shows how God remained faithful to his people in spite of their infidelities. God’s promises were not nullified by the sins of his people. Second Reading (Ephesians 2:4-10) stresses the enormity of the love God has shown us...read more
The First Reading (Exodus 20:1-17) is one of the two versions of the Decalogue. (The other is Deut 5:6-21). The Ten Commandments are a map of life for a people who enjoy a special relationship with God. They were to be seen as a gift, not a burden. Jesus brought in a...read more
First Reading (Gen 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18). This reading shows how complete was Abraham’s obedience to God. Second Reading (Rom 8:31-34). Since God is on our side, we can face anything. Gospel (Mk 9:2-10). On Mount Tabor three apostles of Jesus experience a glimpse of...read more
On the major issues facing us as a society including the Royal Commission. Very thoughtful…read more
Quote of the week.
Jesus said: I am the resurrection.
Anyone who believes in me,
even though that person dies, will live,
and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.
“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”
“If man had his way, the plan of redemption would be
an endless and bloody conflict.
In reality, salvation was bought not by Jesus’ fist,
but by His nail-pierced hands; not by muscle but by love;
not by vengeance but by forgiveness;
not by force but by sacrifice.
Jesus Christ our Lord surrendered
in order that He might win;
He destroyed His enemies by dying for them and conquered death by allowing death to conquer Him.”
“Do not abandon yourselves to despair.
We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”
Pope John Paul II
- Wed 21st March 7pm, Castle Hill Event Cinemas. Fundraising for WMF. RSVP 0435 496 624read more
- to book an Open Day session in March or April visit www.stlucys.nsw.edu.au/enrolment/open-days-2018/read more
- Notre Dame Broadway - Sat 24th March 10am. Event is free. Register on 02 8204 4189read more
-24th/25th March 10am-4pmread more
at Mt Schoenstatt, Mulgoa - 20th May. Phone Cesar Corpus on 0456 037 466 for details.read more
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...read more
This Monday, 26th February from 7pm - 9.30pm at St Agatha’s to be celebrated by Fr Michael Payyapilly.read more
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