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Thursday 28th March 2024

My dear people,

I can’t believe that the Triduum and the celebration of Easter itself are upon us. It does not seem like Ash Wednesday was six weeks ago. Indeed, the 40 days of Lent seemed like a very long time ago on Ash Wednesday. However, we find ourselves at the threshold of the Triduum and I have found this year’s Lent to have gone all too quickly.

Today, we start re-living the most wonderful events of the church’s calendar beginning with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper this evening. Tomorrow, we recall the events of the Passion at the Solemn Passion of the Lord and on Saturday we celebrate the very reason for our faith, the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. I invite you to enter deeply into these events this year so that they are not simply a distant memory but truly the very reason for living the way we do. At Easter, we rejoice at the victory of life over death. We also celebrate the new life which comes after death and Jesus Christ, in his death and resurrection, which shows us that not even death has the last word. What a tremendous realisation!

This year, three members of our parish will complete their initiation into the church at the Easter Vigil. Dayle Brown will celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation and will receive Holy Communion for the first time. Natalie Pradolin and Nam Hoang will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation. We sincerely congratulate and warmly welcome them to our community.

We are very grateful to God that we can celebrate Easter as a community. I strongly encourage all of you to avail yourselves of this wonderful opportunity to come and worship our loving God at the liturgies of the Triduum. The times for the liturgies are advertised on the website and in the bulletin. I hope to see you there.

As mentioned, at Easter, we celebrate new life. Our parish will run its tenth session of Alpha starting on 17th April this year. I highly urge you to think about attending Alpha this year. We all have gone through times in our lives when we have questioned the very meaning of life. Perhaps you are going through this right now. Perhaps your daughter or son, brother or sister, or colleague is going through this now. Alpha is the best way to come to reflect on the deeper meaning of life, over dinner, a short film and conversation. May I ask you to consider attending and warmly inviting others to attend Alpha? The transformation in people’s lives their healing and closeness to Christ is testament to the fruits this wonderful program has to offer!

Greg and I would like to take the opportunity to warmly thank each and every one of our ministry coordinators and volunteers for all their work this year so far and particularly in the preparation for Easter. I would also like to sincerely thank the parish staff without whom I simply would not be able to do what I need to do.

Greg joins me to wholeheartedly wish you and your loved ones, near and far, a very Happy and Holy Easter. May the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus bring you joy and peace.

A gentle reminder that the change to Mass times will take effect from Sunday 7th April thus the new Sunday Mass time will be 8.30am, 10.30am & 12.30pm.  Again, I would like to sincerely thank all of you for the wonderful way in which you participated in the survey. In the meantime, we continue our conversations between the Ministry Coordinators and members of ministries involved in the celebration of Mass as we prepare for the change. Please know that I am available for any questions you may have.

We continue turning to our patron saint and we ask for her intercession.

St Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.


Yours sincerely in Christ,

Fr Richard Rosse PP

St Catherine Of Siena Parish Mass Schedule

Mass Schedule

Monday:  9:30am

Tuesday: 7:00pm
Wednesday:  9:30am
Thursday:  9:30am
Friday:  9:30am

Saturday: 9:30am & 6:00pm
Sunday:  8:30am, 10:30am & 12:30pm


Tuesday: 6:00 pm

Saturday:  8:45 am, 10:00 am and 5:00 pm or by appointment if these times don’t suit.