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WELCOME

The Holy Spirit Parish pays respect to the Darug People, the traditional custodians of the land on which we gather to celebrate our faith and worship God. We acknowledge with respect the elders past and present.

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday & Wednesday 7:00am
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9:05am
Mass on public holidays 9:05am

WEEKEND MASSES

Saturday Vigil 6:00 pm
Sunday 8:00am, 9:30am & 6:00pm
Youth Mass 6:00pm
(2nd & 4th Sunday of every month)

RECONCILIATION

Saturday 5:00pm–5:45pm
(or by appointment)

ANOINTING MASS

1st Friday of every month 9:05am

FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT DEVOTION

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 7:30pm
(1st Friday of the month)

CHILDREN'S LITURGY

Saturday 6:00pm
Sunday 9:30am
(2nd & 4th Sunday of the month, during school terms)

SACRAMENTS

Baptisms, weddings & funerals by appointment. Contact parish for more information.

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DIOCESAN NEWS

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Pope Francis: ‘Let your youth be a gift for Jesus’

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Cardinal Pierre calls for true revival at Eucharistic Congress

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Fr Frank Brennan’s Homily for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2024

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Relic of first millennial saint Carlo Acutis visits local parishes  

Over two weekends, two local parishes hosted an international exhibition and first-class relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis, who is set to become the first millennial saint. [...]

NSW Police provide strategies to protect places of worship  

Following the recent spate of attacks in Sydney churches and around the world, the Diocese of Parramatta hosted a forum by the NSW Police to discuss hate crimes, terrorist threats and general security. [...]

News & Events Weekly Update

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Outpouring of support following death of Bishop Kevin Manning 

Following the announcement of the passing of Bishop Emeritus Kevin Manning on Monday, the Australian Catholic Church have expressed their sympathies and memories of the second Bishop of Parramatta.  [...]

FAQs

Please submit names through the 'Contact' section below. Please include whether we are praying for a loved one who is;

  • Sick
  • Recently Deceased
  • Anniversary

Please include the weekend in which the prayers should be offered.

Names submitted to Parish for the sick list will show for 4 weeks at a time (unless otherwise stated), while all others will appear for one week (unless otherwise stated).

In the same way above you can submit your Mass offering. You may give your offering, in an envelope, to the priest before or after Mass.

Alternatively, please visit the parish office during business hours or the sacristy before or after daily Mass.

The decision to marry is one of the most significant decisions in life. Since it effects both State and Church there are certain requirements to be fulfilled:

Before the church can be booked couples will be required to complete the following:

  • Once you have chosen a date, please contact the parish to organise a meeting with the priest of your choice. At the time of this meeting the following will be addressed
  • The date/time/availability of the church and priest
  • The booking of the church. If you are not a parishioner of Holy Spirit the suggested booking fee is $150
  • Alternatively, the requirements of presiding over your wedding ceremony at another church or outside a sacred space.
  • Pre Marriage Course

It is a requirement that all couples intending to marry, participate in this preparation course. Please contact the:

Life, Marriage & Family Office on 02 8838 3440 or https://parralmf.org.au/pre-marriage-preparation/

for course dates and venues. This should be done at least six - eight months prior to the wedding.

  • PRENUPTIAL ENQUIRY FORM & NOTICE OF INTENDED MARRIAGE

It is essential to make an appointment with a priest to do this as soon as possible – after completing the Pre Marriage course and at least six months before the date of the wedding.

Both parties will need to bring the following documents to their second appointment with the priest.

  1. A full Birth Certificate or passport and drivers licence
  2. Groom
  3. Bride  

(Available from the Registrar of Births deaths and marriages if you do not have one)

  1. A Baptismal certificate issued within the last 6 months.
  2. Groom
  3. Bride  

(This can be obtained by contacting the parish where you were baptised.  Details of your Confirmation are usually recorded on your Baptism Certificate)

  1. If either party has been married previously, evidence of freedom to remarry will be needed.

(i.e. death certificate of former spouse, annulment certificate etc.)

At the time of your second appointment with the priest the following will be addressed:

  1. Booking the church
  2. Completion of the State required Notice of Intended Marriage.  (Form 13)
  3. Evidence of completion of the engaged couple’s course.
  4. Discussion about the importance of marriage and commitment
  5. Relevant information to assist in planning the liturgy.
  6. Weddings held in other churches or outside sacred spaces.

Please note: an offering to the Priest on the day of your wedding would typically be in the range of $100 to $200

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CONTACT

Holy Spirit Parish, St Clair, is in the Diocese of Parramatta. The CBD is approximately 39km to the east. St Clair is situated at the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains and is easily accessible by using the M4 motorway. St Clair is located in the eastern suburbs of Penrith. It was formerly part of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, St Marys.

The Parish Centre is located on the corner of Todd Row and Moore Street. One can exit the M4 motorway from either Mamre Road or Roper Road as you travel west and from Mamre Road only as you travel east. The Parish serves the areas of St Clair, Erskine Park and parts of Kemps Creek.

The Parish Clergy and Staff are pleased to assist, wherever possible. So please don't hesitate to contact us.

Location Cnr Todd Row & Moore St
St Clair NSW 2759
AUSTRALIA
Postal PO Box 103
St Clair, NSW 2759
AUSTRALIA
Phone 02 9670 8222
Email admin@holyspiritstclair.com.au
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