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.
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.
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
With Greater Sydney in lockdown until further notice, there is currently NO gathering in the church or its surrounds.
Masses throughout the week are therefore being livestreamed onto our Parish YouTube channel on the following link with the schedule below:
Funerals are still permitted with a maximum number of 10 attendees.
Weddings can take place with 5 people.
All baptism and other events during the lockdown are cancelled until further notice.
In case of emergency (sick call…), please ring the parish office at 4578 1410.
These changing times are testing spiritually, mentally, and physically and we understand that some may be struggling during this extended lockdown. If at any time you feel you need help or would like to have a chat, please let Fr Gayan or Fr Thomas know via email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or by ringing the Parish office on 4578 1410. Please do not hesitate if the need arises. If unanswered please leave a message and we will respond, or phone the contact number in the recorded message in case of an emergency.
Stay in contact with each other and hold everyone in prayer.
God bless you all.
Spiritual Communion Prayer
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
1A Bourke Street, Richmond, NSW 2753
Phone: 02 4578 1410
Parish Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:30 - 4:00pm
5 Old Bells Line of Road
Kurrajong, NSW 2758
Cnr Windsor St & Bourke St
Richmond, NSW 2753
ST JOHN OF GOD
177 Grose Vale Road
North Richmond, NSW 2753