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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 BLOGNEW EMAIL REFLECTION FROM THE PARISH PRIEST

    CLICK HERE TO READ LATEST BLOG

    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.

    A MEMORABLE VISIT FROM ST JUDE’S

    In early March 2015 we welcomed Felix Mollel and Gemma Sisia from St Jude’s School in Tanzania.Picture1

    Felix (whose name means happiness) brought colour and vibrancy to our Masses, as he told us his story and entertained us with Massai singing and leaping down the aisle of St Mary Magdalene’s.

    Anyone who wishes to sponsor a child at St Jude’s please contact the parish office and we will supply you with the details. Such donations in the name of St Jude’s are tax deductible. Please give this remarkable school your consideration.

    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

    WRAP WITH LOVE

    Join our group to make some blankets for the needy. The next Wrap with Love is Saturday 1 August, 9.30am to 3.30pm in the Parish Centre. Bring lunch and sewing items; morning and afternoon tea are provided. Elizabeth 9371 6791.

    SPIRITUALITY EVENING

    Come along to Kincoppal Rose Bay and join in the conversation on ‘Where do you hope the Church will be in ten years’ time?’ led by three speakers: Donella Johnson, Director for the Office for the Participation of Women, Catholic Bishops’ Conference; Ally Lynch, staff member of the Jesuit Missions Office; and a senior student of Kincoppal-Rose Bay School. Thursday 6 August at 7pm in the Katherine Robertson Centre. RSVP 9388 6000 ext 1.

    MEDITATION

    Every Tuesday at 7pm meditation is held in the Parish Centre. Come along – no experience needed. Marilyn Jones 0401 637759.

    MAGDALENE MEN

    The next meeting of the parish men’s group, Magdalene Men, will be held in August (date TBC) in the Parish Centre. Come along to discuss mutually felt issues, to identify certain pastoral needs within the parish and find strategies to address them.

    CLASSES FOR NEW CATHOLICS

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

    RECONCILIATION

    Classes are on Thursday 30 July and 6 August at 4.30 or 6pm. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be held on Thursday 13 August at 4.30 and 6pm.

     

  • News Highlights

    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!