Celebrating our Sesquicentenary 1870 – 2020

Welcome to St Mary’s Catholic Church, Concord

Our Vision is to make Christ present in our parish, in our local community and in our world.

Our Mission is to know Christ and to make him known; to be a community committed to discovering Christ present in each person. 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.

COVID-19 PANDEMIC (updated 8 August 2020)
St Mary’s Parish is following the restrictions that have been set out by the latest NSW Government Public Health (COVID-19) Order.
All churches are now limited to 100 people at a Mass, a Funeral or a Wedding. The physical distancing “4 square metre rule” still applies but the maximum attending has been capped at 100. Therefore the number of people at any Mass at St Mary’s Concord will be limited to 100.
Since the attendance at our Sunday Masses over the past three weeks has been less than 100 at each Mass, there is no need to book. However, if we reach 100 at any Mass, the doors will be closed.
All those entering the church must record their name and contact details (phone or email) on the forms at the church doors.
It is important that anyone who is unwell remains at home. Registration is not required but please note that if we do reach our limit the church doors will be closed for that Mass. Last Sunday the number at each Mass was within our limit. All who wish to attend are welcome.
MASSES IN ST MARY’S CHURCH – Sunday Masses: Saturday 6.00 pm, Sunday 9.30 am and 6.00 pm. Weekday Masses: (Monday-Friday) at 8.30 am.
SPECIAL MASS: On Saturday 15 August there will a Mass for the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 9.00 am.
The church will be open for private prayer on Sunday after the 9.30 am Mass until 12 noon and on Monday to Friday from 9.00 am until 12 noon.
The church is fitted with CCTV and images are recorded for the purpose of preventing crime and public safety.
For more details go to the latest parish bulletin under the Publications tab. Register with the parish to receive email updates.
RECONCILIATION: The Sacrament of Penance (1st Rite of Reconciliation) is celebrated on Saturday 5.00 to 5.30 pm.
BAPTISMS, FUNERALS and MARRIAGES: Contact the parish office.
All other parish events and programs remain suspended.
1st Holy Communion will not take place in August. New dates are yet to be determined.
There will be two celebrations of the Sacrament of Confirmation at St Mary’s Concord: 7.00 pm on Wednesday 16 September and 7.00 pm on Thursday 17 September (please note that Thursday is now almost full). Under the current restrictions only 100 people can be in the church. Therefore each Mass will be restricted to 25 candidates who can be accompanied by their sponsor and two family members. To register for one of the sessions please email the parish office: parish@stmarysconcord.org.au
Further details and an enrolment form will then be provided.
To help you to keep in touch with the latest parish news please regularly visit this website.
FACEBOOK: For those on Facebook we have created a private Facebook group called St Mary’s Parish Concord to enable members of the parish to share news. Anyone can search for the group and then ask to join. There is also a general Facebook page called “St Mary’s Parish Church Concord” please note the different name – the word “Church” is included.
Contacting the Parish: The parish phones have recently been upgraded and voice mail is available. However, the former message tree is not available. If your phone call is not answered, please leave a clear voicemail message.
You can also contact the parish by email: parish@stmarysconcord.org.au.

Vinnies Winter Appeal now on. See our current parish bulletin or go to https://my.fundraise.vinniesnsw.org.au/fundraise-your- way/st-mary-s-concord

For latest notice from the Archdiocese of Sydney regarding health restrictions for churches click on the button: “Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information” at the top left of this Home page.

SCAM ALERT: We have been advised that a scam is targeting parishes. It appears to be a request to give to the parish through an online company or group. A more recent version is a request in an email that appears to come from the parish. We are not sending email requests to parishioners. Please ignore any requests you receive and only use the donate facility on the SUPPORT US button at the top of this home page.

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