“Offering Faith-filled Hospitality To All”
St Martha’s Parish Strathfield warmly extends the hand of welcome to all.
St Martha’s Church is located near the corner of Churchill Avenue and Homebush Road, Strathfield NSW, 2135.
The Presbytery and Parish Office are located just around the corner at 70 Homebush Road, Strathfield.
22nd September 2021
Dear Parents, Carers and Candidates of St Martha’s Sacramental program,
Our way of living has certainly changed over the past few months… but what has not changed is the LOVE that God has for US!
Your children and family have been in our prayers and as a parish community, we are looking forward to seeing you when restrictions are lifted.
We are taking a leap of faith in booking in dates and time for the sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion this year.
Unfortunately, for our First Reconciliation candidates scheduled for their preparation and sacrament in term 4, we have deferred your sacrament preparation until First term 2022.
Schedule for Confirmation Candidates:
- Confirmation Rehearsal: 6pm Friday 19th November 2021
- Sacrament of Confirmation: 6pm Friday 26th November 2021
Schedule for First Holy Communion Candidates:
- Parent information Session: 7pm Monday 1st November 2021
- 1st lesson: 3pm Saturday 6th November 2021
- 2nd lesson: 3pm Saturday 13th November 2021
3rd lesson: 3pm Saturday 20th November 2021
- 4th lesson & Rehearsal: 3pm Saturday 27th November 2021
- Sacrament of First Holy Communion: 12noon Sunday 5th December 2021.
The safety and wellbeing of our parishioners and community are paramount. These dates and times are based on churches being open to gatherings under government restrictions. As we approach these dates, we will be able to confirm the finer details of procedures and the number of people that can attend on the Sacrament Day. With the unpredictable nature of this pandemic, we thank you for your patience and your courageous faith in these times.
Father John Hayes
Prayer for Medical Staff & Healthcare Workers
Spiritual CommunionFor those who cannot attend Mass...
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You, above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot, at this moment, receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You are already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be seperated from you.
For more than 150 years in NSW, Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust has been trusted not only by Catholics, but by the Islamic and Jewish communities and other people of faith to bury the dead, maintain their graves respectfully, and comfort grieving families. The Trust wants to continue to do this, at no cost to Government or taxpayer.
But the recent decision from Minister Pavey won’t allow them to.
St. Martha's Church Bells
will now ring 5 times each day
Each prayer time will be dedictated to a specific group particularly affected by the pandemic, at the following times...
9am: Prayer for those infected by COVID-19 and those who are sick.
12pm: Angelus Prayer for health professionals, clergy and those caring for the sick.
3pm: For the unemployed, financially stressed, isolated or lonely.
6pm: Angelus prayer for all Australians, especially political leaders and health authorities.
9pm: Prayer for those who have died from COVID-19, and their families.
We invite everyone to join us in prayer
Pray the Angelus at 12pm and 6pm
V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with Thee;
Blessed art thou among women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now and at the hour of our death. Amen
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.
Hail Mary, etc.
V. And the Word was made Flesh.
R. And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary, etc.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
LET US PRAY
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ Our Lord.
Please consider supporting our Parish
The Parish’s finances rely heavily upon contributions. Please consider making an online donation to the Parish.
The only thing more contagious
than a virus is...
~ William McGraven
With the closure of our Churches, along with many months ahead filled with so much uncertainty, St Martha’s Parish Strathfield is undertaking various and alternative ways to interact with our parishioners and keep them connected to their faith. The Church is very much alive!
We will be:
Eucharistic, called by God, joyfully proclaiming the Good News
Transformed by The Word, seeking God's Will
Compassionate, seeking justice and peace
Full of grace, honouring our differences and dignity of all
Welcoming, offering our hospitality, generosity and gifts.
Alive with the Holy Spirit
Inspired by St. Martha
We celebrate and witness God's love
By using our gifts and talents in the service of our Parish
Weekend Mass Times
5pm (Vigil Mass)
8am, 10am & 6pm
Weekday Mass Times
9:10am, followed by Reconciliation