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.
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.
Saturday 5.00 - 5.50pm
Thursday (during Holy Hour) 5.15pm - 5.50pm.
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 - 5.50 pm.
All Night Adoration:
First Friday of each month, from 8.30 pm throughout until Saturday morning, concluding with Benediction at about 7 am.
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
2023 Reconciliation Program Enrolment
The sacrament of reconciliation is for children in year 2 and above, who have been baptised and have not yet received the sacrament.
If you feel your child is ready, please go to the link for more information and to complete the nomination form by Friday 22nd September
Parents of enrolled children are to attend Parent Information Evening on Friday 13th October 7pm in the school hall.
Any questions please don’t hesitate to email email@example.com
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