Welcome to Our Parish

For us, here at St Bernadette’s, welcome is an important priority because we are a large and growing parish of over 13,000 Catholics.

I hope that, as you browse through the pages of our website, you will find out more about community life and worship. Perhaps you may be prompted to visit our parish at some time in the future, as a result!

When you have finished browsing through our site, please spare a moment’s prayer for our community so that what you read about our community will continue to be lived in action by us.

May God bless you.
Very Reverend Fernando Montano

Mass and Reconciliation Times

Weekend Mass

Saturday  5:00 pm (Vigil)
Sunday  7:30 am, 9 am, 10:30 am & 6.00 pm

3rd Saturday of Month 7.00pm Spanish Mass

Reconciliation

Saturday 8.30am-9.00am; 4pm-4.30pm or by appointment.

Weekday Mass

Monday  6.45am
Tuesday  6.45am
Wednesday  6.45am, 9.15am
Thursday  6.45am, 9.15am
Friday  6.45am, 9.15am

Saturday and Public Holidays 8:00 am

First Friday of the Month 12noon Healing Mass

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

Mission Statement

“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.”

About

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Our Patron

Saint Bernadette was born on January 7, 1844 at Bartres in the foothills of the Pyrennes Mountains in southern France.

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Parish Team & Staff

Fr Fernando Montano, Parish Priest. Fr Raymond Ugwu CSSp, Assistant Priest. Fr Matthew Dimian, Assistant Priest

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History

Although Castle Hill became a separate parish in 1970 the real beginning was in 1947 during the administration of Father Keily who recognised the future need for a parish in the Castle Hill area.

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Youth & Young Adults

Our Youth Groups run on Friday Night’s during the school term.

Junior Youth Group
(Years 5-8)

Senior Youth Group
(Years 9-12)

 

Parish News

Diocesan News

Fr Matthew Dimian reflects on his first year in priestly ministry  

One year on from his ordination, Catholic Outlook spoke with Fr Matthew Dimian about some of the joys of his first year in ministry and how he is guiding his flock as the Lord’s shepherd. (Read More)

The power to inspire: one pilgrim’s Encounter with faith

Year 12 student Madeline Wade from St Columba's Catholic College, Springwood, had the opportunity of a lifetime when she went to World Youth Day in Lisbon in 2023. But coming down from the ‘spiritual mountain top’ straight into the busyness of life and school meant she didn’t have time to truly process or reflect on her life-changing experience. (Read More)

Pope at Audience: The Psalms, ‘the prayer of Jesus,’ are for all seasons

During his Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis encourages the faithful to engage in a 'symphony of prayer' by praying the Psalms, as Jesus did. (Read More)

Our School

St Bernadette's Primary Castle Hill

357 Old Northern Road, Castle Hill, 2154

St Gabriel’s School Castle Hill

Gilroy Catholic College Castle Hill

Oakhill College
Castle Hill

Contact Us

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General Enquiries
Ph: 9634 2622
E: admin@stbernadette.org.au

Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation
E: sacraments@stbernadette.org.au

Baptisms or Weddings
E: admin@stbernadette.org.au

Youth Ministry
E: ym@stbernadette.org.au