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Welcome to St Andrew’s Catholic Parish Malabar

Dear Friends

You are most welcome to contact Fr Laurie on 9311 2062.


1st Sunday of Advent

Bulletins and scripture readings are available by clicking “BULLETINS” above.


More than 100 people at each Mass at Matraville & Malabar

as long as we keep the physical distance of 1.5 metres (2 arms lengths) at all times.

Please come and join your parish community and invite your fellow parishioners so we can celebrate Mass together.

Sacrament of Confirmation 2020

Welcome and thank you to The Very Rev. Gerry Gleeson VG for coming to St Andrew’s to confirm our candidates. Congatulations to those receiving this special Sacrament this weekend. A BIG THANK YOU to all who helped in the preparation of the candidates and in the actual celebration.

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal

Options for donations

  • Vinnies Christmas Donations: You can donate directly on the St Vincent de Paul website link below:

  • The Annual Vinnies Christmas Appeal will take place on the weekends of 5/6 Dec and 12/13 Dec at St Andrew’s Parish masses: You can donate traditionally via the SVdP Christmas Appeal Envelopes or tap your debit/credit card against the Tap Machine before and after mass.
  • Donations for Vinnies Xmas Hampers. Specific food items are needed for the SVdP Christmas Hampers. (Please see notices near the doors of the church for suggestions). Please place them under the Jesse Tree in the Church. Thank you for your donations and support.

Let’s share with those less fortunate.


Confirmation Date:

Sat 28 Nov at 6.30pm at Malabar

May they all know that we are praying with them and for them at our masses.


Matraville & Pagewood Masterplan

Sydney Catholic Schools and the principals of St Agnes, Our Lady of the Annunciation and Champagnat Catholic College have great plans in place for the development and growth of our community.


Solemnity of Christ the King: 22 November 2020

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP will be launching a video message to mark this special occasion which we will share with parishes next week.

As the level of community transmission of COVID-19 declines, Catholics are called to return to Mass, if they are well enough, rather than continuing to rely upon livestreamed Masses where we miss out on receiving the Blessed Sacrament, the source and summit of our faith.  As we prepare to welcome the birth of Our Lord, Advent is a wonderful time for Catholics to return to Mass who may not have done so over recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To mark the Feast of Christ the King, dedicated prayer and liturgy resources will be shared on the Archdiocese of Sydney website next week.


Live Streaming Our Masses

Many parishes are live streaming their masses and so are reaching many people who are not with us in our church. If you have the “tech know how” and would like to help the parish to set up the live streaming, please contact Fr Laurie. You would be doing a great service to our Catholic community.


Rachel’s Vineyard

Finding healing and hope after abortion

A FREE online session at a time to suit you

Do you feel overwhelmed or laid low?

Has an abortion experience affected your life?

Is healing and hope possible?

Register at

or confidential phoneline: 0400 092 555.

Please give your name (first name is sufficient), email or phone contact details

and we will contact you to arrange an agreed time for your online session.

 Just mention you are registering for Called to Life online program.

For more information see under “Publications, Other Articles”.


Request from St Vincent de Paul Society

SVDP are in great need of fabric masks for its workers.

If you have a sewing machine and are able to help make some masks, you can get a copy of the instructions by phoning the parish office on Ph: 9311 2062. SVDP would be most grateful for your assistance.

Thank you to those who have given of their time and skills to make masks, it is greatly appreciated.


Weekday Masses

Weekday Masses at Malabar on Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat at 9.10am.

There is 7am Mass on Tues, Wed & Fri & 9.10am Thurs at Matraville.

No Sat morning Mass at Matraville until further notice.


To support Government guidelines,

we are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask while at church.

It is also suggested that during this uncertain time, we try to attend just one church, to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Thank you for cooperating in keeping each other safe.


Please: Those who are unwell or at high risk should not attend.


Please keep the physical distance of 1.5 metres (2 arms lengths) at all times

ie. When seated, standing and when walking.

(Family members may sit closer to each other)


Please use the sanitiser every time on your way into the church.

Let us all respect the government regulations.


Mass is celebrated on Channel 10 Sundays at 6am or online or via St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney website

Parishioners are invited to watch Masses streamed live as listed below. OLSH Randwick has excellent online Masses and liturgies: Wollongong Diocese has excellent Sunday Mass at 9am each week:


Let’s Keep in Touch

Are we aware of our neighbours? During this time of isolation, there are many people, in particular our elderly community, who are feeling lonely and would really benefit from knowing that we care. Perhaps a phone call to someone. If we all make an effort to contact just one other person, we would really make a difference.

We are asked to love one another – please reach out to your neighbours.


Shalom Tidings

For some very inspiring stories please look at the website and go to magazines.

Fr Paul’s Reflections are available under ‘Publications, Other Articles.

You may also enjoy the Week by Week Family Prayer Articles under ‘Publications, Inspirations‘.


Financial Support

Sincere thanks to those who have continued their support through planned giving and to those who have made some special donations. Your generosity is really appreciated.

If you are making a “DONATION” and require a Receipt to claim a Tax Deduction please make sure you let us know at the time the donation is made. Thank you.

You are most welcome to phone the parish office 9311 2062 or 9311 1909 for more information.


Catholic Careline 13 18 19 is a free and confidential helpline during this time of uncertainty, when it can be difficult to know where to turn to for help!

God bless you, Fr Laurie Cauchi

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