Augustine was born in Thagaste in Africa of a Berber family. He was brought up a Christian but left the Church early and spent a great deal of time seriously seeking the truth, first in the Manichaean heresy, which he abandoned on seeing how nonsensical it was, and then in Neoplatonism, until at length, through […]
Apart from Mary and Joseph, John the Baptist is the only saint in the General Calendar who has two feasts to himself. One, in August, celebrates his death, and one, in June, celebrates his birth. And this is as it should be, for as Christ himself said, John was the greatest of the sons of […]
Spring Ember Day
Ember Days On rogation and ember days the practice of the Church is to offer prayers to the Lord for the needs of all people, especially for the productivity of the earth and for human labour, and to give him public thanks. Ember Days corresponded roughly with the beginning of each of the four seasons. […]
World Day of Prayer for Creation
Pope Francis has established 1 September as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, encouraging the Catholic community around the world to pray for our common home. Pope Francis is writing a second part to his 2015 environmental encyclical Laudato Si’, to cover current issues.
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A
First Reading: Jer 20:7 - 9 | Second Reading: Rom 12:1 - 2 | Gospel: Mt 16:21 -27
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Celebrate with joy the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, for from her arose the sun of justice, Christ our God.
First Reconciliation Enrolment Applications Open
The Sacrament of First Reconciliation Enrolment applications are available and closes on Friday 13 October 2023. Applications to be collected from the Parish Office.
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A
First Reading Ezek 33:7 - 9 | Second Reading: Rom 13:8- 10 | Gospel: Mt 18:15 -20
Let your grace and love fall gently now upon our children, giving them the inner strength, peace and resilience to seek out assistance when required. The Catholic Church in Australia marks Safeguarding Sunday, on which we pray for those who have been abused, their families and supporters. We recommit to cultural change that will help […]
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of […]
He was born in Antioch. After a thorough education, he took up the ascetic life. He was ordained to the priesthood, and became a fruitful and effective preacher. He was elected Patriarch of Constantinople in 397, and was energetic in reforming the ways of the clergy and the laity alike. He incurred the displeasure of […]
Pope St Cornelius ( - 253) Cornelius was made bishop of the church in Rome in the year 251. He fought against the Novatian schismatics, and established his authority with the aid of Cyprian. The emperor Gallus sent him into exile, and he died at Civitavecchia in June 253. He is buried in Rome. St […]
For centuries, Korea was closed to all outside influences, and all contact with foreigners was forbidden. No missionaries went there. Nevertheless, a number of laymen sought to find out all that they could about the outside world, through the annual embassy to Peking. Some books about Christianity fell into their hands, and they were converted. […]
He was born in the small village of Pietrelcina in southern Italy, and joined the Capuchin friars at the age of 16. He became a priest seven years later, and spent fifty years at the monastery of San Giovanni Rotondo, where he was very much sought after as a spiritual advisor, confessor, and intercessor. Many […]
World Refugees & Migration Day
The Church (Holy See) has been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) since 1914. It is always an occasion to express concern for different vulnerable people on the move; to pray for them as they face many challenges; and to increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers.
St Mark’s 74th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Church
29 September 1949: The Consecration of the Church (St Mark's Catholic Church Drummoyne) on the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel in 1949 was an event. Parishioner Tony Ficarra was chosen as an Altar boy for this event in 1949 and was delighted with a day off school! Monsignor Meany and Father Reynolds were the […]
Besides his contributions as a Church Father and patronage of subsequent Catholic scholarship, Jerome is also regarded as a patron of people with difficult personalities, owing to the sometimes extreme approach which he took in articulating his scholarly opinions.
Most Holy Rosary – Month of October
The month of October each year is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary. "Since the prayers of the Rosary come from such excellent sources - from Our Lord Himself, from inspired Scripture, and from the Church - it is not surprising that the Rosary is so dear to our Blessed Mother and so powerful with heaven. […]
Daylight Saving Begins!
Daylight Saving Time Starts clocks are turned forward.