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CELEBRATING 160 YEARS OF
FAITH COMMUNITY IN THE HAWKESBURY

WELCOME

We welcome you to the Parish of Richmond, the largest geographical Parish in the Parramatta Diocese, encompassing/comprising St Monica's Richmond,  St Gregory's Kurrajong and St John of God North Richmond. Embracing our rich heritage and faith tradition and grounded in the love of Christ we strive through our deeds to bring about the kingdom of God in Faith, Hope & Charity.

The original foundation stone for St Monica's was laid in January 1859 and we are proud to have families in their seventh and eighth generations still active in our Parish.

 

WE ENDEAVOUR TO BE:

A living and nurturing community, expressing Christ's presence among us
A nourishing community of faith and prayer
A welcoming community of hospitality and outreach
A compassionate community of healing and pastoral care

WEEKLY MASS TIMES

BOOKINGS FOR ALL MASSES ARE ESSENTIAL AND NUMBERS WILL BE CLOSELY MONITORED.

FAITH CONVERSATIONS

In the coming year we would like to offer parishioners ongoing opportunities for faith conversations and faith formation. We have planned these for every second Wednesday of the month. You’re invited to come together in fellowship to be part of a discussion and conversation about faith.

DONATIONS

DID YOU KNOW that Contactless Donations to our Parish during these COVID times can now be made quickly, easily, and safely?

A newly installed Paywave terminal in the foyer at St Monica's Church, Richmond can process donations of $5.00 by simply tapping your credit card (Mastercard/Visa). If you wish to donate more - just tap again!

A "DONATE NOW" button can also be found on the top righthand corner of this Home Page if you wish to donate for a specific amount or purpose (Baptisms, Sacramental Programs, Weddings, Planned Giving etc)

Thank you for you continuing support.

COVID-19 & Our Parish

DIOCESE DIRECTIONS FOR RE-OPENING OF CHURCHES

Dear Parishioners,
As NSW has reached the 80% double dose vaccination target, we will resume public Masses for all from Monday 18 Oct, subject to the following rules/restrictions:

1. 1 person per 4 square meters allowing 130 congregants at St Monica's and 28 at St Gregory's. Mass at the SJOG chapel is suspended until further notice.
2. Masks will be required to be worn
3. Online registrations will be required.
4. No congregational singing.

Please share this information with your family, friends and fellow Parishioners. We look forward to welcoming you back and celebrating the Eucharist together.

God bless,

Frs Gayan and Thomas

Masses throughout the week are therefore being livestreamed onto our Parish YouTube channel on the following link with the schedule below:

LIVESTREAM MASS

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday 9.30am Masses will be livestreamed until Wednesday 1st December.

Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus,
I believe that you are present in
the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I
desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive you sacramentally, come
at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were
already there and unite myself
wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated
from you.
Amen

GARDENS AROUND OUR CHURCHES

Many parishioners contribute greatly to the gardens around St Monica’s & St Gregory’s. A sincere thanks to one and all.

MORE HELP IS NEEDED.

Even just to water one garden or to assist with some weeding. We desperately need three parishioners who will share the task of cutting hedges as required.

Please contact Mary McGuiness or the Parish Office if you can assist.
Together Everyone Achieves More.

Also, if anyone has any spare rakes, shovels, forks, hand tools, (large and small) which you no longer need, we could put them to good use in the Parish! Any contributions will be gratefully received.

CONTACT

Parish Office:
1A Bourke Street, Richmond, NSW 2753

Phone: 02 4578 1410 

Parish Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:30 - 4:00pm

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ST GREGORY'S

5 Old Bells Line of Road
Kurrajong, NSW 2758

ST MONICA'S

Cnr Windsor St & Bourke St
Richmond, NSW 2753

ST JOHN OF GOD

177 Grose Vale Road
North Richmond, NSW 2753