Welcome, and thank you for visiting
St Matthew's Catholic Parish online.
St Matthew's is the oldest Catholic Church on mainland Australia, being built in 1840. We serve a large Catholic population in the Hawkesbury region and our parish has a strong sense of community. We would love for you to join us for Mass!
We can be found at:
12 Tebbutt Street Windsor NSW Australia
Phone; 02 45773073
"We believe and live out the mission of Jesus Christ as a community of worship and faith shared in service"
MASSES AND THE
Because of the pandemic and Government regulations, all Masses, Baptisms, Marriages and Reconciliations have been cancelled until further notice.
27th March, 2020
Dear parishioners and friends,
We would like to inform you that both of our results were negative for the COVID-19 virus.
Thank you for your concerns, prayers and best wishes.
Fr Robert and Fr Gayan.
Liturgy and Prayer Resources for Catholic Communities
During Suspension of Liturgical Celebrations
Due to Coronavirus (2020)
During the period of suspension of public liturgies in response to the Coronavirus crisis, Catholics can take heart from one of the key decrees of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) on Christ’s presence in the liturgy:
“Christ is always present in his Church, especially in its liturgical celebrations. He is present in the sacrifice of the Mass, not only in the person of his minister, ‘the same now offering, through the ministry of priests, who formerly offered himself on the cross’ but especially under the Eucharistic elements. By his power he is present in the sacraments, so that when a man baptises it is really Christ himself who baptises. He is present in his word, since it is he himself who speaks when the holy Scriptures are read in the Church. He is present, lastly when the Church prays and sings, for he promised: ‘Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them’” (Mt 18:20).
[Vatican Council II, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (1963) art. 7]
If parishioners pray at home at the same time they would normally be together praying at Mass, there is a very real sense in which two or three are gathering in Christ’s name, in the unity of their prayer rather than of their physical person. Individual and family prayer based on the Liturgy of the Word at Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours and other sources provides members of parishes and families with an opportunity to honour Christ’s presence in the domestic Church as those present pray to God in thanksgiving for gifts received, and for the needs of the Church and the world.
To access resources for the Fifth Sunday of Lent Year A, please click on the link below.
We will endeavour to update the link weekly.
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