Ash Wednesday is on 22 February 2023. Masses for Ash Wednesday will be celebrated at 9:00 am and 7:30 pm. Please join us as we celebrate the beginning of the Season of Lent and our preparation for Easter.
Christmas Mass Times
We invite you to celebrate with us the coming of our God into the world as a person – one like us and among us
Christmas Eve – Saturday 24 December
Christmas Vigil Masses 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Christmas Mass During the Night 9:00 pm
Christmas Day – Sunday 25 December
Christmas Day Masses 8:00 am and 10:00 am
Please note: there will not be any Masses on Sunday night
All Masses will be celebrated in the church
If it’s hot on Christmas Eve, you are welcome to bring a bottle of water with you, particularly for our 5:00 pm Mass (as it is usually quite busy). If you would prefer to avoid the crowds, we suggest the 7:00 pm Mass on Christmas Eve, or the 8:00 am Mass on Christmas Morning.
School Centenary Mass
The Parish and School invites parishioners and anyone connected to our school community (past or present) to join us for Mass to celebrate 100 years of Catholic Education in Wentworthville.
Saturday 29 October
A light dinner will follow in the school playground
If you are coming along, please be aware that Cumberland City Council’s Diwali Festival is on the same evening:
- Station Street will be closed between Dunmore and McKern Streets
- If you are driving to the church, best access will be via Cumberland Highway and Smith Street, Fullagar Road and Dunmore Street, or Great Western Highway and Dunmore Street
- Arrive in plenty of time to find parking, as it will be limited; parking will probably be more easily found towards Wentworthville Public School
- The Bennett Street playground will be open for parking as usual, but the Garfield Street car park will be reserved for invited guests
Find more details about our location and surroundings on our Visit Us page.
Add Names to Our HSC Prayer List
Every year, we invite our community to pray for students who are completing Higher School Certificate exams. You can have your name, or the names of people you know who are sitting these exams soon, added to our list of prayer intentions.
All names listed will be published in our bulletin on 9 October and parishioners will be asked to keep these students (and all students preparing for end of year exams) in their prayers.
Add names to our HSC Prayer List
Canonisation of Titus Brandsma
On Sunday 15 May, Carmelite Blessed Titus Brandsma was canonised at a Mass led by Pope Francis in Rome. Titus was a martyr of the Second World War, one of ten Carmelites killed at the Dachau Concentration Camp.
Everyone is invited to join us for our Mass of Thanksgiving for the Canonisation of St Titus on Sunday 31 July at 10:00 am. Masses of Thanksgiving are being celebrated in every parish within the Carmelite Province of Australia and Timor-Leste.
Learn more about St Titus Brandsma
The Carmelites of Australia and Timor Leste have prepared a series of articles about the Carmelite family’s newest saint. The buttons below will allow you to access these materials on their website.
First Communion Enrolment for 2021
Enrolment is now open for the celebration of First Communion this year. Enrolments close 31 August.
Easter Sunday Masses
If you have not already registered to attend an Easter Sunday Mass at church over recent weekends, there are some limited places still available, based on our current capacity limits. These Masses are:
- The Easter Vigil (Saturday 7:30 pm)
- Easter Sunday Masses (8:00 am and 10:00 am)
If you wish to attend one of these celebrations, you will need to register on arrival. Remaining places will be filled on a first come, first served basis. See the greeters at the registration table in the parish centre for assistance.
Please do not call the parish office to register to attend an Easter Sunday Mass. The office is closed for the long weekend.
There is no 6:00 pm Mass on Holy Saturday or Easter Sunday night.
Also, so you don’t miss Mass, everyone is reminded that Daylight Saving ends early Sunday morning – clocks go BACK one hour.
Confirmation and First Reconciliation Enrolment for 2021
If your child is baptised, and you believe that you and your child are ready to prepare for, and participate in their celebration of the Sacraments of Reconciliation or Confirmation this year, then you are invited to enrol in this process.
Details about First Communion will be finalised and shared later in the year, based on the COVID requirements at that time.