Pastoral Letter from Bishop Vincent Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination

Our bishop, Most Rev Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv, has today released a pastoral letter about COVID-19 vaccination. In the letter, he affirms that receiving the COVID-19 vaccination is in accordance with Catholic teaching, and encourages all eligible people within the Diocese to get vaccinated.

Particularly as our state is challenged by the highly contagious delta variant of the virus, everyone is urged to get vaccinated. Parishioners wanting to get the COVID-19 vaccine should consult the NSW Government website for information about clinics set up in the local area, or speak to their doctor.

Facebook Page Temporarily Unavailable

Unfortunately, our parish Facebook page has been caught up in the blocking of pages distributing Australian news content. We are currently trying to resolve this issue, and we will let you know when it has been fixed.

In the meantime, you can still remain connected with us via Twitter and Instagram. Follow the links below, or view and connect our social feeds on our homepage.

OLMC Wentworthville on Twitter

OLMC Wentworthville on Instagram

Prayer Resources for Use at Home during COVID-19 Closure

Our parish Liturgy Committee is providing a Sunday Celebration of the Word of God for use at home while Masses cannot be celebrated. These celebrations now also include a video recorded homily from one of our priests.

You can also find on its resource page other resources, including links to other prayer materials and live streamed celebrations.

Children’s Sacramental Process 2020

Enrolment into the Children’s Sacramental Process will be available from this weekend via the school and parish offices, websites and news stands. The aim of this process is to support parents as they guide their children’s understanding and practice of the faith. If you’re a parent discerning the sacraments for your children, when to begin, how to go about it, or even whether or not you should enrol your child into this process, please refer to the enrolment form. For further enquiries please email Paola Yevenes at