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General Notices for Visitors

The rubrics of the Extraordinary Form of Mass require that Holy Communion be given on the tongue and kneeling. Those who cannot kneel because of illness, frailty or old-age are not obliged to kneel and are welcome to stand when receiving Holy Communion (though still on the tongue).

Parking – Do not park in the under-cover parking bay on the immediate left of Charles O’Neill Way. Parking is available further down, or on West St.
Please do not park in yellow-striped bay which is reserved for the St Vincent de Paul Night Patrol vans.
Please leave closer parking bays available for elderly and less mobile Mass-goers.

2018 Philosophy Camp

January 2, 2018

We are happy to announce that the Fraternity seminarians will be running another philosophy camp these winter school holidays.

The camp will be for school children Grades 5-12 (divided into three groups) and will run from Tue 10 July to Fri 13 July, at the John Berne School, near Maternal Heart of Mary Church, Lewisham.

The camp will be a mix of serious learning and serious fun, starting each day with Holy Mass, followed by philosophical/catechetical classes, activities, games, sports and time for prayer.

For more information, please visit the camp website:

To register, please download the form and return by email to or hand in to any of our priests in Sydney/Parramatta.

If you are not sending children but would like to sponsor this event, to help cover costs, please consider making an online donation.