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Massabielle 26th January 2020

Message from . Fri 24 Jan, 2020. Category: Massabielle

Mass Times

Sunday Mass Times

The following is a general list of Mass times, which may change from time-to-time.

Saturday  6.00pm (Vigil)

Sunday  7.30am, 9.00am, 10.30am & 6.00pm Life Teen Mass

Weekday Mass Times

Monday  6.45am

Tuesday  6.45am

Wednesday  6.45am, 9.15am

Thursday  6.45am

Friday  6.45am (& 12noon on 1st Friday of the month)

Saturday  8.00am

On most public holidays, there is only one Mass at 8.00am.

Reconciliation Saturday  8.30am-9.00am; 4.30pm-5.00pm or by appointment

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THE REPARATION PRAYER GROUP: Will recommence on Tuesday 28th January

Meets on Tuesdays in the Parish Basement from 8:00 to 9.00pm for Rosary and prayer. All welcome
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THE REPARATION PRAYER GROUP: Will recommence on Tuesday 28th January

Meets on Tuesdays in the Parish Basement from 8:00 to 9.00pm for Rosary and prayer. All welcome

ANNUAL RED MASS: Tuesday 28th January

Bishop Vincent Long and Fr Bob Bossini warmly invite members of the judiciary and legal community, public service officials, law students and their families to the annual Red Mass on Tuesday 28th January at St Patrick’s Cathedral at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be served after Mass.

Confirm attendance and any dietary requirements by 20th January to 8839 8411 or events@stpatscathedral.com.au.
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12 hours ago

ANNUAL RED MASS: Tuesday 28th January

Bishop Vincent Long and Fr Bob Bossini warmly invite members of the judiciary and legal community, public service officials, law students and their families to the annual Red Mass on Tuesday 28th January at St Patrick’s Cathedral at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be served after Mass. 

Confirm attendance and any dietary requirements by 20th January to 8839 8411 or events@stpatscathedral.com.au.

THE CATENIANS: Gathering of the Hills Circle - Meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month

THE CATENIANS is an international fraternity of laymen with faith based friendship at the heart of their mission. You are invited to be their guest at a gathering of the Hills Circle which meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at St Joseph’s Conference Centre, 33 Barina Downs Road, Baulkham Hills.

RSVP to Paul Despoges on 0418 430 464 or thehillscircle@thecatenians.org.au.
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13 hours ago

THE CATENIANS: Gathering of the Hills Circle - Meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month

THE CATENIANS is an international fraternity of laymen with faith based friendship at the heart of their mission. You are invited to be their guest at a gathering of the Hills Circle which meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at St Joseph’s Conference Centre, 33 Barina Downs Road, Baulkham Hills. 

RSVP to Paul Despoges on 0418 430 464 or thehillscircle@thecatenians.org.au.

GOSPEL OF THE DAY MK 3:31–35 The mother and brothers of Jesus arrived and, standing outside, sent in a message asking for him. A crowd was sitting round him at the time the message was passed to him, ‘Your mother and brothers and sisters are outside asking for you.’ He replied, ‘Who are my mother and my brothers?’ And looking round at those sitting in a circle about him, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers. Anyone who does the will of God, that person is my brother and sister and mother.’ ... See MoreSee Less

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GOSPEL OF THE DAY MK 3:22-30 The scribes who had come down from Jerusalem were saying, ‘Beelzebul is in him’ and, ‘It is through the prince of devils that he casts devils out.’ So he called them to him and spoke to them in parables, ‘How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot last. And if a household is divided against itself, that household can never stand. Now if Satan has rebelled against himself and is divided, he cannot stand either – it is the end of him. But no one can make his way into a strong man’s house and burgle his property unless he has tied up the strong man first. Only then can he burgle his house. ‘I tell you solemnly, all men’s sins will be forgiven, and all their blasphemies; but let anyone blaspheme against the Holy Spirit and he will never have forgiveness: he is guilty of an eternal sin.’ This was because they were saying, ‘An unclean spirit is in him.’ ... See MoreSee Less

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As this Monday is the Australia Day holiday Mass is at 8.00am only. ... See MoreSee Less

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BUSHFIRE APPEAL: TODAY

Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv and the Australian Bishops have asked that special collections be taken up this Australia Day weekend to support bushfire-affected communities. Money raised from this collection will support the Vinnies’ Bushfire Appeal. Parishioners wishing to donate individually and receive a tax-deductible receipt can donate at www.vinnies.org.au. Thank you to those who have already contributed to support affected communities.

We are also called to pray for those affected, especially those who have lost loved ones, for those fighting the fires and for an end to the ongoing crisis. Prayers and other resources, including how to support people affected by bushfires within the Diocese of Parramatta, can be found at www.parracatholic.org/bushfires.
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BUSHFIRE APPEAL: TODAY

Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv and the Australian Bishops have asked that special collections be taken up this Australia Day weekend to support bushfire-affected communities. Money raised from this collection will support the Vinnies’ Bushfire Appeal. Parishioners wishing to donate individually and receive a tax-deductible receipt can donate at www.vinnies.org.au. Thank you to those who have already contributed to support affected communities.

We are also called to pray for those affected, especially those who have lost loved ones, for those fighting the fires and for an end to the ongoing crisis. Prayers and other resources, including how to support people affected by bushfires within the Diocese of Parramatta, can be found at www.parracatholic.org/bushfires.

GOSPEL OF THE DAY MT 5:2-12 Then he began to speak. This is what he taught them: ‘How happy are the poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Happy the gentle: they shall have the earth for their heritage. Happy those who mourn: they shall be comforted. Happy those who hunger and thirst for what is right: they shall be satisfied. Happy the merciful: they shall have mercy shown them. Happy the pure in heart: they shall see God. Happy the peacemakers: they shall be called sons of God. Happy those who are persecuted in the cause of right: theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ‘Happy are you when people abuse you and persecute you and speak all kinds of calumny against you on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.’ ... See MoreSee Less

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GOSPEL OF THE DAY MK 16:15-18 Jesus showed himself to the Eleven and said to them: ‘Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation. He who believes and is baptised will be saved; he who does not believe will be condemned. These are the signs that will be associated with believers: in my name they will cast out devils; they will have the gift of tongues; they will pick up snakes in their hands, and be unharmed should they drink deadly poison; they will lay their hands on the sick, who will recover.’ ... See MoreSee Less

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Reconciliation times tomorrow
Sat 8.30am - 9.00am, 4.30pm - 5.00pm
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Reconciliation times tomorrow
Sat 8.30am - 9.00am, 4.30pm - 5.00pm

OFFICE FOR WORSHIP LITURGICAL MINISTRY FORMATION COURSES: Early February

The Office for Worship’s Liturgical Ministry Formation Courses will be held again next year, commencing early February. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact the Office for Worship on 8838 3456 or anne.alimangohan@parracatholic.org.
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5 days ago

GOSPEL OF THE DAY MK 3:13-19 Jesus went up into the hills and summoned those he wanted. So they came to him and he appointed twelve; they were to be his companions and to be sent out to preach, with power to cast out devils. And so he appointed the Twelve: Simon to whom he gave the name Peter, James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James, to whom he gave the name Boanerges or ‘Sons of Thunder’; then Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, the man who was to betray him. ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AT MASSES ON AUSTRALIA DAY WEEKEND. Let's make this Australia Day a true celebration of our spirit as a nation in the face of adversity. We invite everyone to come to Mass this Sunday, to pray together for more rain and an end to the bushfire crisis. We also invite everyone to be generous on this day, as our special collection will go entirely to the Vinnies relief effort. Please share this information with your family and friends, and see you all this Australia Day. (For more information, go to catholic.org.au/bushfires) ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

HOLY HOUR WITH BENEDICTION - Spend time with Jesus... All are welcome.

"A thousand years of enjoying human glory is not worth even an hour spent sweetly communing with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament."
Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
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5 days ago

HOLY HOUR WITH BENEDICTION - Spend time with Jesus... All are welcome.

A thousand years of enjoying human glory is not worth even an hour spent sweetly communing with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

WORLD DAY OF THE SICK MASS: Tuesday 11th February

Mass for the World Day of the Sick will be celebrated in the Diocese of Parramatta on Tuesday 11th February at Mary, Queen of the Family Parish, St Patrick’s Church, Blacktown at 10.30am. The Mass will include the Sacramental Rite of Anointing of the Sick and Prayers for Healing.

Please RSVP to Marisa VanderHout on 8838 3460 or marisa.vanderhout@parracatholic.org to assist with seating and catering.
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6 days ago

WORLD DAY OF THE SICK MASS: Tuesday 11th February

Mass for the World Day of the Sick will be celebrated in the Diocese of Parramatta on Tuesday 11th February at Mary, Queen of the Family Parish, St Patrick’s Church, Blacktown at 10.30am. The Mass will include the Sacramental Rite of Anointing of the Sick and Prayers for Healing. 

Please RSVP to Marisa VanderHout on 8838 3460 or marisa.vanderhout@parracatholic.org to assist with seating and catering.

A STATUE OF OUR LADY WITH ST BERNADETTE:

Is available on a weekly loan to parishioners. Make a booking on the roster in the church foyer to have the statue in your home to inspire individual or family prayer. Enquiries: Janina
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6 days ago

A STATUE OF OUR LADY WITH ST BERNADETTE:

Is available on a weekly loan to parishioners. Make a booking on the roster in the church foyer to have the statue in your home to inspire individual or family prayer. Enquiries: Janina

Diocese of ParramattaGOSPEL OF THE DAY MK 3:7-12 Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lakeside, and great crowds from Galilee followed him. From Judaea, Jerusalem, Idumaea, Transjordania and the region of Tyre and Sidon, great numbers who had heard of all he was doing came to him. And he asked his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, to keep him from being crushed. For he had cured so many that all who were afflicted in any way were crowding forward to touch him. And the unclean spirits, whenever they saw him, would fall down before him and shout, ‘You are the Son of God!’ But he warned them strongly not to make him known. ... See MoreSee Less

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Diocese of Parramatta

SCRIPTURE STUDY GROUP: 5 session study will commence on 5th February

Journey through the passion of our Lord this Lent. Join the Group for the scripture study called ‘Walking the Bible Through Christ’s Passion’. A 5 session study will commence on 5th February. The workbook costs $30. If interested please register before 15th January to reserve your workbook. For information call Mary on 0476 279 870 or Jill on 0437 307 832.
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7 days ago

OUR LADY OF FATIMA DEVOTIONS at Penrose Park have been cancelled for this month due to bushfires in the area. ... See MoreSee Less

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GOSPEL OF THE DAY MK 3:1-6 Jesus went into a synagogue, and there was a man there who had a withered hand. And they were watching him to see if he would cure him on the sabbath day, hoping for something to use against him. He said to the man with the withered hand, ‘Stand up out in the middle!’ Then he said to them, ‘Is it against the law on the sabbath day to do good, or to do evil; to save life, or to kill?’ But they said nothing. Then, grieved to find them so obstinate, he looked angrily round at them, and said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ He stretched it out and his hand was better. The Pharisees went out and at once began to plot with the Herodians against him, discussing how to destroy him. ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago

THE REPARATION PRAYER GROUP: Will recommence on Tuesday 28th January

Meets on Tuesdays in the Parish Basement from 8:00 to 9.00pm for Rosary and prayer. All welcome
... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

THE REPARATION PRAYER GROUP: Will recommence on Tuesday 28th January

Meets on Tuesdays in the Parish Basement from 8:00 to 9.00pm for Rosary and prayer. All welcome

THE CATENIANS: Gathering of the Hills Circle - Meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month

THE CATENIANS is an international fraternity of laymen with faith based friendship at the heart of their mission. You are invited to be their guest at a gathering of the Hills Circle which meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at St Joseph’s Conference Centre, 33 Barina Downs Road, Baulkham Hills.

RSVP to Paul Despoges on 0418 430 464 or thehillscircle@thecatenians.org.au.
... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

THE CATENIANS: Gathering of the Hills Circle - Meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month

THE CATENIANS is an international fraternity of laymen with faith based friendship at the heart of their mission. You are invited to be their guest at a gathering of the Hills Circle which meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at St Joseph’s Conference Centre, 33 Barina Downs Road, Baulkham Hills. 

RSVP to Paul Despoges on 0418 430 464 or thehillscircle@thecatenians.org.au.

ANNUAL RED MASS: Tuesday 28th January

Bishop Vincent Long and Fr Bob Bossini warmly invite members of the judiciary and legal community, public service officials, law students and their families to the annual Red Mass on Tuesday 28th January at St Patrick’s Cathedral at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be served after Mass.

Confirm attendance and any dietary requirements by 20th January to 8839 8411 or events@stpatscathedral.com.au.
... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

ANNUAL RED MASS: Tuesday 28th January

Bishop Vincent Long and Fr Bob Bossini warmly invite members of the judiciary and legal community, public service officials, law students and their families to the annual Red Mass on Tuesday 28th January at St Patrick’s Cathedral at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be served after Mass. 

Confirm attendance and any dietary requirements by 20th January to 8839 8411 or events@stpatscathedral.com.au.

TUESDAY MORNING PRAYER GROUP:

We meet in the Marian Centre on Tuesdays at 10.00am discussing the Sunday Mass readings and praying the Rosary. All welcome.
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1 week ago

TUESDAY MORNING PRAYER GROUP:

We meet in the Marian Centre on Tuesdays at 10.00am discussing the Sunday Mass readings and praying the Rosary. All welcome.

GOSPEL OF THE DAY MK 2:23–28 One sabbath day, Jesus happened to be taking a walk through the cornfields, and his disciples began to pick ears of corn as they went along. And the Pharisees said to him, ‘Look, why are they doing something on the sabbath day that is forbidden?’ And he replied, ‘Did you never read what David did in his time of need when he and his followers were hungry – how he went into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the loaves of offering which only the priests are allowed to eat, and how he also gave some to the men with him?’ And he said to them, ‘The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath; the Son of Man is master even of the sabbath.’ ... See MoreSee Less

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Who are we?

Our Mission

ornament1 St Bernadette’s Parish Castle Hill of the Diocese of Parramatta is a welcoming missionary Catholic Community, nurturing its people in faith and service and seeking to reflect and share the compassion of Jesus Christ with our local community and beyond.

Our Patron Saint

ornament1 Bernadette had precarious health, afflicted with asthma and other ailments. When Our Lady first appeared to her, Bernadette was fourteen years of age but had not made her first holy communion and was regarded as a very dull pupil. She was known, however, to be good, obedient and kind to her younger brothers and sisters, despite her poor health.

Our history

ornament1The history of St Bernadette’s parish began in Baulkham Hills, in the year 1849. For “Ten Pounds of Lawful British Money”, a contract was signed and sealed for the purchase of one and a half acres of land on the New Windsor Road which was to be the site for the first St Michael’s Church.

Parish Location

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St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church

367 Old Northern Road, Castle Hill 2154

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