St Bernadette's Catholic Parish, Dundas Valley, is under the pastoral care of the Friars of St Francis.
Parish Priest: Fr Christopher F.S.F
Assistant Priests: Fr Ruben F.S.F & Fr Benedict F.S.F.
Parish Secretary: Joanne Habib
ALL Mass intentions should be handed to one of the Friars personally. Unfortunately we cannot accept Mass requests via email or online because we cannot verify if they are authentic. We receive a lot of fraudulent emails.
Saturday Vigil: 6.00pm
Sunday: 8.00am & 10.00am.
Holy Week and Easter Mass Times
Saturday 23rd March - 6.00pm Vigil Mass
Sunday 24th march - 8.00am & 10.00am
Holy Thursday - 28th March
Holy Thursday Mass: 7.00pm
Good Friday - 29th March
Stations of the Cross: 10.00am
Commemoration of the Passion: 3.00pm
Easter Saturday - 30th March
Easter Vigil Mass: 7.30pm
Easter Sunday - 31st March
Masses: 8.00am &10.00am
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Ensure you arrive early so you don't miss out. It is not possible for the priest to remain in the confessional after 5.50pm.
Thursday (during Holy Hour): 5.15pm-5.45pm.
Holy Hour, Exposition, & All Night Adoration
Holy Hour and Exposition:
Thursdays, 5.00 - 6.00 pm
Begins with Vespers (evening prayer of the Church) and finishes with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Confessions are available during holy hour from approx 5.15 - 5.45 pm.
All Night Adoration:
First Friday of each month (except January), from 8.30 pm throughout until Saturday morning, concluding with Benediction at about 7 am.
Stations of the Cross - Friday, 7pm
During the Lenten season, every Friday at 7pm stations of the cross are prayed inside the church.
For the time being, Saturday Vigil and Sunday
(6PM, 8AM or 10AM) will continue to be live-streamed
Friars of St Francis Podcast
News & Updates
Petition Against Cuts in Funding For Palliative Care
In the last State budget $150 million of allocated funding was cut from Palliative and end of life care. This will have a major impact on how people in NSW are able to face death.
In the same budget, $97 million of new funding was allocated to support the implementation and operation of Voluntary Assisted Dying (euthanasia).
I have been trying to campaign against these cuts and put pressure on the government to maintain support and true palliative care for those facing death. As part of this campaign I am circulating a petition which will be presented to NSW Parliament after the petition closes in April. The petition is designed to:
Indicate to the government how strongly their citizens believe in palliative care;
Oppose these cruel cuts in funding;
Hopefully restore this funding to the dying, or at the least quarantine palliative care from any further funding cuts;
Provide an opportunity for this issue to be raised again in Parliament and in public debate; and
If we get enough signatures, require the government to provide a formal answer to the matters raised in the petition.
This is an important issue, and I am hoping that you may be able to support it. The NRMA have recently achieved 20,000 signatures on a petition to double booze buses. I am hoping we can do at least as well to support the dying.
It is an on-line petition, conducted by the Parliament of NSW, so the data of those signing remains with the Parliament and is not available for any other purpose.
The Hon. Susan Carter MLC
Shadow Assistant Attorney General
Shadow Assistant Special Minister of State
Shadow Assistant Minister for Corrections
Member of the NSW Legislative Council
For information on our sacramental programs for children - Reconciliation, Holy Communion & Confirmation. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteering in our Parish
There are many ministries and support activites that underpin the successful running of St Bernadette's Parish. Would you consider putting your talents to charitable service and join our wonderful team who volunteer their time for building up our parish church and community?
For more information about our Parish Stewardship Program, please download the stewardship-programme leaflet, where you can familiarise yourself with the many activites and services undertaken by the parish. If you would like to volunteer for one or more ministries, please complete the form and return to the parish office.
May God bless you and reward you for all your efforts toward building up the Body of Christ.
St Bernadette's Youth Ministries
St Bernadette's Parish lays host to two different youth groups in order to accommodate for the formation of young disciples of Jesus Christ. The current groups range from 11-35 years old and are split into two:
The focus of each of our groups and their activities is to make available to the young people of this generation the freedom to access limitless goodness and grow to their full potential of happiness by growing closer to God in the company of friends.
Our goal is to foster attentive care and personal connection amongst each and every member so that each of us can more easily and truly grow closer to our Greatest Friend, Jesus Christ.
We aim to:
Build lifelong disciples
Provide solid faith formation
Promote growth in all facets of the human person - spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, artistic & social.
Involve parents and families
Years K-6 (Infant and Primary)
Younger: Years 6-8
Older: Years 9-12