We tend to think Jesus, Mary and Joseph as a model family. But I suspect this Holy Family like most families, had more than their share of worries, disappointments, despair and anxiety. After all Joseph married Mary and accepted her mysterious pregnancy k... read more
The hundreds of children who received beautiful toys and gifts on Christmas day because of the generosity of the people of St Patrick’s Mortlake wish to say “THANK YOU” to everyone. The church agency “Catholic Care” was able to distribute these ... read more
Fr John wishes to thank everyone for their generosity at Christmas time. The greetings and other kindnesses were greatly appreciated. We also need to thank the musicians, acolytes, servers, wardens, readersand special ministers who made our Christmas cele... read more
To each individual Parishioner of St. Patrick’s as we stand in one union with Our Lord, especially our Choirs and Musicians, The Altar Society, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Acolytes, Special Ministers, Wardens, Collection Counters, Bankers, Children... read more
We are on the cusp of our Christmas Celebration for 2017 and we read the ancient story of Mary becoming aware that she was soon to give birth to an amazing child. A child who she would name “Jesus”. Because of her innocence and humility, Mary could no... read more
CatholicCare would like to thank each and every parishioner for your generosity in giving the gifts. Your giving bought smiles to so many faces. Well done!
The Australian Catholic Youth Festival has been an outstanding success. There were more than 20,000 registrations and the young people participated with joy and enthusiasm in the prayers, workshops, plenaries and general activities. The Closing Mass was v... read more
CATHOLIC CARE’S NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME TEAM helps children 0-18 years living with a disability to access the therapy they need to reach their potential. We offer speech therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy at locations across Sy... read more