Welcome to St Andrew’s Catholic Parish Malabar
You are most welcome to contact Fr Laurie on 9311 2062.
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Bulletins and scripture readings are available by clicking “BULLETINS” above.
Change of Parish Priest
As part of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Planning and the Archbishop’s 12 year rotation policy for parish priests, Fr Laurie will be leaving St Andrew’s and St Agnes’ Parishes at the end of January.
He will be going as Parish Priest to Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish at Georges Hall.
After serving for 16 years at Malabar and 9 years at Matraville
Fr Laurie will serve his last weekend Masses at:
Malabar on Sat 23 at 5pm and Sun 24 Jan at 9am followed by morning tea.
Matraville on Sat 30 at 5.30pm followed by supper
& Sun 31 Jan at 10am followed by morning tea.
Fr John Knight will be the new Parish Priest for St Andrew’s and St Agnes’.
We hope he will feel very welcome at both our parishes.
You are asked to be at the church early (15 minutes)
Latest NSW Government Regulations
We must all wear a mask in Church
100 people at each Mass at Matraville & Malabar
as long as we keep the physical distance of 1.5 metres (2 arms lengths) or 4sqm rule at all times.
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.
Please: Those who are unwell or at high risk should not attend.
(Family members may sit closer to each other)
Please keep the physical distance of 1.5 metres (2 arms lengths) at all times
ie. When seated, standing and when walking.
Let us all respect government regulations.
Please use the sanitiser every time on your way into the church.
Thank you for cooperating in keeping each other safe.
Please come and join your parish community and invite your fellow parishioners so we can celebrate Mass together.
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.
Anyone who would like a phone call or a visit please let us know by calling the parish office on 9311 2062 or 9311 1909.
We are asked to love one another – please reach out to your neighbours and fellow parishioners.
Catholics are called to return to Mass
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.
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.
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.
Mass is celebrated on Channel 10 Sundays at 6am or online http://bit.ly/MassOnDemand or via St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney website www.stmaryscathedral.org.au
Parishioners are invited to watch Masses streamed live as listed below. OLSH Randwick has excellent online Masses and liturgies: https://www.facebook.com/olshparish.randwick/ Wollongong Diocese has excellent Sunday Mass at 9am each week: www.dow.org.au
Matraville & Pagewood Masterplan
Sydney Catholic Schools and the principals of St Agnes, Our Lady of the Annunciation and Champagnat Catholic College have very exciting plans in place for the development and growth of our community.
The Pagewood and Matraville Masterplan website is now live at https://pmm.ceosyd.catholic.edu.au
The website has been developed to share all the key information about this innovative and important Masterplan. It will be a key channel now and into the future, outlining what is happening, key milestones, timeframes for change and opportunities to get involved. This website will continue to grow and evolve over time, as detailed planning is undertaken and the project comes to life.
I am thrilled at the possibilities this Masterplan presents. If you missed the drop-in session after mass a couple of weeks ago or the webinar held to launch the Masterplan, a full recording of this session is available on the website.
Your involvement an insights are extremely important. A short survey has been prepared providing an opportunity to share some initial feedback and thoughts. You can find this survey via the website or using this link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/pmmasterplan
It should only take a few minutes and I encourage you to participate actively. The survey will be open until Monday 7 December.
This is an exciting time and I look forward to many more updates about the benefits of this masterplan for our schools, parishes and community.
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Fr Paul’s Reflections are available under ‘Publications, Other Articles‘.
You may also enjoy the Week by Week Family Prayer Articles under ‘Publications, Inspirations‘.
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!