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Welcome to our Parish

To celebrate your life and faith

A place for prayer and sacrament

A community of belief

  • Mass Times

    ST MARY MAGDALENE, ROSE BAY 

    835 New South Head Rd

    Sunday  
    8am   Sacred Music (recorded)
    10am Sacred Music with singers;
              special Children’s Liturgy
    6pm   Contemporary Hymns

    Monday 
    9am  Communion Service

    Tuesday to Saturday
    9am

    ST THERESE, DOVER HEIGHTS
    15 Napier St

    Saturday
    5pm Vigil Mass

  • Latest News & Blogs

    SIGN UP TO TONY’S BLOG                                 EMAIL REFLECTION FROM THE PARISH   PRIEST

    Would you like to receive a regular ‘reflection and story’ from the parish priest? Thoughts from the weekend homily, items of interest from his reading, interesting people he might meet during the week, and a touch of nonsense to keep us all sane.

    Click here to read Fr Tony’s latest reflection.

    JOANNE SMALL celebrates 5 years as a catechist in our local state school. We thank her for a wonderful contribution to the life of the parish.

    CONGRATULATIONS TO NARELLE HILLS, who received the Magdalene Award for 2015. Narelle coordinates the catechists in our local state schools and is a highly valued and committed member of our community.

    FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

    Holy Communion 2015Congratulations to the 59 young people of our parish who made their First Holy Communion on Sunday 13th September. They are commencing a lifetime commitment to regularly receiving communion and taking part in parish life. To their proud parents, grandparents and families we offer a warm welcome and our assurance to offer whatever support we can as a parish in the development of your child in becoming a loving, compassionate, mature adult. The names of the First Holy Communion recipients are listed here.

     

    Click here to watch the companion video to Laudato si’, the Pope’s recently released Encyclical on the environment – inspiring and thought-provoking.

    FRANCIS – THE POPE FROM THE NEW WORLD. He is the first Pope from the Americas, the first Jesuit, and the first to take the name of Francis. Within days he had…  watch here. 

  • Upcoming Events

    LENT

    Lent begins on 10 February, Ash Wednesday. Masses will be held at 9am (Rose Bay) and 6pm (Dover Heights).

    CLASSES FOR NEW CATHOLICS

    For those interested in hearing a little of the Catholic story, classes are held on Saturday mornings.

    MEDITATION GROUP

    Meditation starts again on Tuesday 2 February. Come along to the Parish Centre at 7pm, no experience necessary. 

     

  • News Highlights

    LENTEN READING

    Click here to read A Spirit of Mercy, a wonderful source of reflection as we journey through the season of Lent in this Year of Mercy.

    SCHOOL OF ST JUDE, TANZANIA – THANK YOU

    The Christmas 2015 collection for Gemma Sisia’s school in Arusha was the most successful appeal we have conducted for the school. Thank you for your very generous response. The amount raised was $26,947.

    READ THE POPE’S ENCYCLICAL ON THE ENVIRONMENT

    Click here to read Laudato Si: On the Care of Our Common Home by Pope Francis, released 18 June 2015.

    GIVING TREE MEMORIAL PLAQUE & DONOR BOOK

    In gratitude to those who donated to St Mary Magdalene’s Centenary Appeal last year, we acknowledge the generosity of our parishioners with two forms of remembrance. A memorial plaque, the Giving Tree, has been installed in the chapel of Our Lady next to the altar. The names engraved alongside the Giving Tree are of a deceased family member or members dear to the major appeal donors. A Book of Centenary Donors is also to be displayed in the church, holding the calligraphied names of all those who gave to the appeal and so enabled the restoration of our beautiful church.

    CENTENARY CAPITAL APPEAL & MYANMAR WATER TANKS APPEAL

    The conservation work on our beautiful sanctuary of prayer and worship St Mary Magdalene’s has now been completed. Our appeal, launched in April 2014, has yielded many wonderfully generous donations. Our target was $500,000, reached in November 2014. At Christmas an appeal was conducted for water tanks in Myanmar, sponsored by Rosemary Breen. The fund stands in excess of $40,000.

    The success of these appeals is a work of the superb generosity of the parishioners of Rose Bay and Dover Heights. Congratulations!