Welcome to St Mary’s Catholic Parish Community, Concord
We proclaim the Gospel through our ministry to each other, our service to the wider community, the joyful celebration of the Eucharist and other sacraments, and our active concern for social justice.
|Support the Parish||To support the work of the parish go to the SUPPORT US button (top right of this page). See also the message below and the notice in the current parish bulletin for more details.||Parish Bulletins|
|IMPORTANT NOTICES (updated 17 October 2021)|
|SYDNEY COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS – LATEST UPDATE: |
The Greater Sydney area will move to Stage 2 of the Recovery from Monday 18 October. Therefore, we will resume normal Sunday Masses from next weekend: Saturday 23 October the Vigil Mass will be at 6.00 pm and on Sunday 24 October Masses will be celebrated at 9.30 am and 6.00 pm. We will continue to live stream the 9.30 am Mass.
As they reopen, all churches must return to the “4 sqm Rule” that sets the capacity for a particular building. For St Mary’s Concord the limit is 150.
WEEKDAY MASSES: The 8.30 am morning Mass will resume on Wednesday 20 October.
Everyone attending must wear a face mask, except when reading or presiding.
All must check-in using the Service NSW App or by signing in using the parish record sheets.
Congregational singing is not permitted but a choir of up to 10 fully vaccinated people may sing.
In Stage 2 (80% vaccinated), churches can also welcome those who have NOT AS YET been fully vaccinated. However, it is important to note that significant restrictions remain in place for those who are not fully vaccinated.
For your own safety and for the safety of the community we urge all parishioners to be vaccinated as soon as possible. Please see below the restrictions that remain in place for Funerals and Weddings.
In Stage 2 other celebrations, such as Baptisms, are possible. Contact the parish office for available dates.
FUNERALS: Funerals are permitted. The extended numbers ONLY APPLY WHEN ALL PRESENT ARE FULLY VACCINATED. If even one person is unvaccinated, only ten people can be present.
WEDDINGS: Weddings are now permitted. Like funerals the new limit will apply only when all present are fully vaccinated. If anyone is present who is unvaccinated the limit is still set at 5 people.
The normal Government and Church requirements for notice still apply.
LIVE STREAMING: The 9.30 am Sunday Mass each week will continue to be live streamed to the parish YouTube channel:
It is also possible to view the Mass on Facebook at St Mary’s Parish Church Concord.
The Mass can also be viewed later on both platforms.
1st HOLY COMMUNION: No new dates have been set. For more information go to the Sacraments tab and look under Holy Communion.
MASS AT ST MARY’S CONCORD: Weekdays Monday to Friday at 8.30 am from Wednesday 20 October.
Saturday (Vigil) at 6.00 pm and Sunday 9.30 am and 6.00 pm.
SUPPORTING THE PARISH: We are grateful to the many parishioners who have been able to continue to support the Mission of the parish through regular donations. Contact the parish office for more details or use the SUPPORT US button at the top of right hand corner of this Home Page. Please note: the parish does not send emails to parishioners requesting donations. Such emails are scams and we ask you to ignore them.