News & Bulletin

Mission & Outreach

Have you ever considered supporting a seminarian as they prepare for their priestly ministry? The MSC Mission Office actively seeks to provide assistance to students in Vietnam, PNG, Fiji, Indonesia, Philippines, and many parts of Africa. As our reliance on overseas-born Priests increases (currently 1 in 4 across Australian parishes), we can do our part in ensuring that their formation and education is of the highest standard. Help us support the young men who have answered the call and chosen the path of priestly and religious life. They are the lifeline in maintaining the gift that is the Eucharist in our lives. For more information please contact, Tel: 9697 0983 or place gifts in MSC Mission Office envelopes at the entrance to the Church. Thank you.

Formation & Training Courses

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
This programme is over two Saturdays for those who, with the support of their Parish Priest, are or will soon be assisting as EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS of HOLY COMMUNION in the Archdiocese of Sydney. It is also a pre-requisite course for those men who wish to attend the Acolytes training courses. WHEN: Saturdays 7th and 14th July 2018 9:00am – 12noon Registration from 8:30am WHERE: Parish Centre, Ryde-Gladesville 2A Charles St, Ryde.

This course is primarily intended to prepare lay men to be instituted by the Archbishop into the ministry of Acolyte. Prior participation in the formation course for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion is normally also required. Others involved in ministry at the altar who are not becoming Acolytes may also attend. WHEN: Saturdays 4th, 11th & 18th August 2018, (9:0am- 12:00pm) Registration from 8:30am WHERE: Parish Centre Ryde- Gladesville
2A Charles St, Ryde.

Registration Forms available at the Parish Office.

Mother’s Day Video

This year we would like to celebrate Mother’s Day by creating a short video using photographs of the mothers and grandmothers in our parish. This video will be played during the reflection time at all three masses on the weekend of the 12th and 13th of May. If you would like to be a part of the video, simply take a photo – it may be of yourself or you might include your children, mother or grandmother. Then email your photo to or send a message to 0411 169 528. To ensure that you are included in the video, please send your photo by Monday 7th of May. If you are unable to take a photo, see Jane Marmotta or Lena and they will gladly take a photo of you.

The Journey Catholic Radio Program – 13 May 2018

Just a reminder, that all Journey Catholic Radio information is always a week in advance

Next week on the Journey Catholic Radio, our Gospel this week is from Mark 16:15-20, proclaiming “Go into all the world and preach the gospel” The Wisdom from the Abbey comes to us from Sr Hilda, Pete Gilmore talks to us about tuning in the radio in his Living the Gospel God spot and Francine Pirola reminds us of Gratitude in her Smart Loving segment. With the support of our amazing musicians we create a show about faith, hope, love and life. Go to or where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.

Bishop Vincent Long

You are invited to hear Bishop Vincent Long , an ardent supporter of Pope Francis, speaking about “the New Dawn of the Church” at ‘Winbourne’, the Edmund Rice Retreat and Conference Centre, 1315 Mulgoa Road, Mulgoa 11.00 am to 1.00 pm on Saturday 16th June 2018. Entry by donation. Registration 10.00 am. For further information contact Dennis Farrar 0425209840. Organised by the Passionist Family Group Movement.