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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.


29th Sunday in Ordinary Time


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


Sacrament of Confirmation 2020

We warmly welcome our Confirmation candidates for 2020 and their families

as they begin their preparation for this special Sacrament

that will complete their initiation into the Catholic Church.

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

Confirmation Dates: Sat 21 Nov 7pm at Matraville & Sat 28 Nov 6.30pm at Malabar.


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.


No Sat morning Mass at Matraville until further notice.


100 people at each Mass at Matraville & Malabar

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


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 can either make a direct deposit into our bank account as follows and use your name as a reference:

Matraville – St Agnes: – BSB: 062 784 – Account: 0496 5001

Malabar – St Andrew: – BSB: 062 784 Account: 0428 5001

or place cash/cheque into an envelope and mark it ‘for Matraville’ or ‘for Malabar’ and for security, please place into brass slot beside front door of MALABAR Presbytery only. 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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