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


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.”


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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.


Parish Team & Staff

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



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.


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

Cardinal Czerny: Seafarers face ‘injustice, exploitation, and inequality’

In a message for Sea Sunday, Cardinal Michael Czerny writes that seafarers experience the “boundless beauty” of the seas, as well as their “physical, spiritual, and social darkness”. (Read More)

How discerning the priesthood has helped me live life more fully

Often, I find myself wondering: If my seven closest friends are studying to be priests, is it a sign that I need to join them, too? (Read More)

News & Events Weekly Update

News & Events Weekly Update News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond (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