News & Events in April



Posted on 20/04/2009

at 10am Mass on next Sunday April 26.


Posted on 18/04/2009

We rejoiced at Easter with the Baptism of 4 adults and the reception of two others into our Church. These six had been meeting together for many months as part of the Catechumenate (RCIA). We congratulate Tolini, Tania, Adam, Joseph, Anna May and Kimberley.

Some photos of the special event are available here!

Project Compassion 2009!

Posted on 06/04/2009

In a world of inequality we are called to hunger and thirst for what is right. In this week's Project Compassion story we meet Maria Gaby from Bolivia.

She is participating in a Caritas Australia supported project addressing food insecurity and malnutrition, the loss of local identity from migration and threats to children's rights. Parents and elders join in the activities and games too.

Your donation to Project Compassion enables Caritas Australia's to work in partnership with some of the world's most vulnerable communities before, during and after the headlines.

Please bring your Project Compassion boxes or envelopes when you come to the liturgy on Holy Thursday!




Holy Week 2009

Posted on 30/03/2009

Mass of the Lord's Supper                                        7.30pm

Stations of the Cross                                                10.00am
(St Vincent's Church or Ashfield Park)
Polish-Stations of the Cross                                12.00noon
Celebration of the Lord's Passion                         3.00pm

Reconciliation                                                             8.00am - 9.30am
Polish - Easter Food Blessing                              12.00noon
EASTER VIGIL MASS                                               6.00pm

Masses                                                               8.00am, 10.00am & 6.00pm
Polish Mass                                                    12.00noon



The Vincentian Vision - An opportunity for Vincentian Formation!

Posted on 30/03/2009

Fr Richard BensonOur Parish and FAMVIN Australia will hold an unique workshop with Fr Richard Benson C.M., USA in April.
Everyone is welcome to come and join us!

4 WHEN: 7pm-8pm on Wednesday, 15th April, 2009
                       8pm Mass
3 WHERE: St. Vincnent's Church Ashfield
2 WHAT: A Talk (by Fr Richard Benson CM, USA)

Please click here to read about Fr Richard Benson CM.

To see more information, go to



Confirmation 2009

Posted on 30/03/2009

9The first Confirmation meetings are on Tuesday 31 March or Thursday 2 April at 6.30pm.

Confirmation with Bishop Terry Brady will be celebrated on Pentecost Sunday 31 May.



Opportunity Knocked... but sadly no one has answered as yet!

Posted on 30/03/2009

Ever wondered how the Liturgical Banners change colour and message, the Christmas Tree grows or the Shepherds arrive to adore at the manger?
This Ministry has been carried out happily by two people for many years, they are now looking for backup.

Qualifications: Enthusiasm, a little time, energy and a small amount of creativity. Training on the job!!!!

To quote the late Sister Bernadette DC, "An indulgence guaranteed for every pin used to attach the message".

Don't be shy, it can be fun and thought provoking!
Contact Mary McNally on 02 9797 7026 or Michael Clay on 0422 009 048 or 02 9798 6092.



Palm Sunday Mass Live from Rome!

Posted on 30/03/2009

crossOn Sunday, 5th of April Palm Sunday Mass Live from Rome! At 6pm in the Parish House.

We'll be streaming the mass and official handover of the WYD Cross and Icon to the next international WYD host, Madrid.
This handover will mark the last WYD 2008 event for Sydney, and the first official event for Madrid, towards WYD 2011.
The footage will begin with the Palm Sunday Mass at 10am (Rome time)/ 6pm (Sydney time), followed by the Holy Father's Angelus message and the official handover of the WYD Cross and Icon.

Everyone is welcome to come!



Youth Group - Fun Filled Weekend!

Posted on 30/03/2009

2On Saturday, 4th of April

3Games Night - Nintendo Wii
2Where - Parish House
1Time - 6pm

All are welcome to come and have fun!
Bring a few dollars for dinner.



St. Joseph's Maronite Catholic Church

Posted on 30/03/2009 7

St. Joseph's Maronite Catholic Church, Croydon will be conducting its own sacramental program this year. Families from that parish are invited to attend a reconciliation enrolment meeting to be held on 21 April at 7.00pm.



Light to the Nations Youth Pilgrimage

Posted on 30/03/2009

Light to the Nations Youth Pilgrimage will be held in Galong NSW from 9 - 12 April 2009. A Catholic youth pilgrimage provides a unique and life changing experience to relive the great graoes encountered at WYD 2008.



Youth Group Meetings Held Fortnightly!

Posted on 22/03/2009

Meetings held at the Parish Office (12 Bland Street, Ashfield)
At: 7.30pm
Meeting in April: 1st, 5th & 29th
2Contact: Peter 0415 781 064 or Joyce 0423 326 230