A work of art and faith


St Patrick’s Cathedral is the symbolic heart of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta – a dynamic centre of worship prayer, community and mission.

Today an iconic physical landmark of the City of Parramatta skyline, the Foundation Stone for the St Patrick’s was laid more than 170 years ago, on St Patrick’s Day 1836.

When the Diocese of Parramatta was established 150 years later in 1986, St Patrick’s was designated as the Cathedral of the new Diocese.

The present Cathedral – the fourth built on the 1 Marist Place site in Parramatta – was designed by Mitchell, Giurgola and Thorp, best known for its design of the new Parliament House in Canberra.

The interior also features the craft of three senior Australian artists, comprising stone work by Anne Ferguson, timber by Kevin Perkins and metal by Robin Blau.

The new Cathedral, built following the well-documented St Patrick’s fire of 1996, was dedicated on 29 November 2003.

With its innovative combination of architecture and art, St Patrick’s was the first Australian Cathedral of the new millennium, continuing its tradition of breaking new ground for more than 170 years.

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What’s New at the Cathedral

History At A Glance


Although it became the most recently completed Cathedral in Australia in 2003, the history of St Patrick’s can be traced as far back as 1792, when five local Catholic lay people petitioned Governor Philip to appoint a priest to minister Parramatta.


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    1803

    In 1803 it was announced by Governor King that Fr James Dixon would fill the role. Rev James Dixon celebrated the first Mass in Parramatta within the vicinity of the present day St Patrick’s on 22 May 1803. After the Vinegar Hill Rebellion of 1804 in Castle Hill, the privilege was withdrawn. It was not until Rev Therry’s arrival in 1820 that Mass was again celebrated.

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    1827

    Mass wasn’t celebrated in Parramatta again until 1820, and St Patrick’s was official established in 1827. Rev Daniel Power replaced Rev James Dixon and began the first church in Parramatta in 1827. It was still unroofed in 1835 when Archbishop Polding OSB arrived, and when finally completed, it became a schoolhouse.

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    1836 - 1837

    The Foundation Stone for St Patrick’s at the 1 Marist Place Parramatta site was laid on 17 March 1836 and the church was consecrated on 28 May 1837.

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    1854

    By 1854, the existing church was too small so Fr Coffey OFM Conv commissioned a larger church and the Foundation Stone was laid on 13 August 1854. The 1880s saw the addition of St Patrick’s tower and spire.

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    1878 - 1883

    On 10 November 1878, Dean Rigney laid the Foundation Stone for the Pugin Tower to be added to the existing church. The tower was consecrated on 17 March 1880. The spire was blessed in January 1883.

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    1935 - 1937

    In 1936, a new church was built on the site to meet the needs of a growing congregation, with its opening held on 31 May 1936. Archbishop Polding OSB laid the Foundation Stone on 17 March 1836 and the church was consecrated on 28 May 1837.

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    1986

    In 1986, the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta was established and St Patrick’s Church was designated a Cathedral. The present Cathedral was the fourth on the site.

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    1996

    On 19 February 1996, the Cathedral was destroyed by fire. The destruction of the Cathedral evoked extraordinary feeling in the community. The Premier, Prime Minister and Governor-General all visited the site to inspect the ruins. The Bishop of Parramatta at the time, Most Rev Bede Heather, promised parishioners “A new St Patrick’s will rise from these ashes.” The work towards this goal continued, with an announcement by the second Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Kevin Manning, that St Patrick’s Cathedral would be restored to regain its place as a building of historical significance in the local landscape.

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    2003

    On 29 November 2003 the new St Patrick’s Cathedral was dedicated. The old St Patrick’s Cathedral is now a Blessed Sacrament Chapel and adjoining it is a large contemporary Cathedral.


Parish Priests & Deans

PARISH PRIESTS AND DEANS
Fr Brennan 1839-42 & 47-52
Dean Coffey OSF 1852-1857
Dean Sumner OSB 1857-1864
Dean Forde 1864-1874
Mons Rigney 1874-1889
Mons O’Reilly 1889-1919
Mons O’Gorman 1919-1931
Mons Patrick O`Donnell 1931-1953
Mons Joseph McGovern 1953-1964
Mons Frank Kerr 1964-1974
Fr Joseph Weaver March-June 1974
Fr Don Peisley 1974-1976
Dean Brian Larkey 1976-1991
Dean John Boyle 1991-2000
Dean Kevin Walsh 2000-2004
Dean Peter Williams 2004-2006
Dean Wim Hoekstra 2006-2012
Rev John McSweeney 2012-2014
Very Rev Fr Robert Bossini 2014-present

History In Depth


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The Fire

On 19 February 1996, St Patrick’s was destroyed by fire.

Only the stonewalls remained. There began a lengthy process to raise funds and develop designs for the rebuilding of the 1936 church (to serve as the Blessed Sacrament Chapel) and the provision of a modern new Cathedral to adjoin it.

The design of the new Cathedral incorporates the dictums of Vatican II. On 29 November 2003 the new St Patrick’s Cathedral was dedicated.

The Pope’s special envoy for the occasion, Cardinal Edward Cassidy, presided at the Dedication Mass. Guests included the Governor of NSW, Prof Marie Bashir, the Federal Attorney-General, Philip Ruddock, and the Premier of NSW, Bob Carr. In his homily, Cardinal Cassidy said the ceremony of dedication of a Cathedral was of great significance in the life of a particular or local Church.

“The Cathedral Church is symbolically the very centre, one might say the heart, of the Diocese: a symbol of faith, a bond of communion, a visible challenge to the people of God belonging to that community to give priority in their lives to the values of the Gospel. It is the local Bishop’s own church and it is the church of all the people of God entrusted to his pastoral care.”

More than 900 people attended the Dedication Mass, which was concelebrated by the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Francesco Canalini, the Bishop of Parramatta, Bishop Kevin Manning, Cardinal George Pell, Archbishops and Bishops, and Priests of the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond. In his address Bishop Manning said the Rite of Dedication of a Cathedral was an event rarely seen in contemporary Australia.
“The life of the Catholic community is symbolised around you,” he said.

“The eyes of everyone who enters this sacred space are drawn to the crucified Christ on the Cross. Here, you encounter Him and, in the Eucharist, are nourished with His Word and His Body.

“Inspired by the example of Christ, you go from here committed to service, reconciliation and dialogue.”

 

Restoration

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In 1997, Design Architect Romaldo Giurgola and the firm MGT Architects was commissioned for the restoration and design of the new Cathedral complex. This international firm designed new Parliament House in Canberra.

The brief for St Patrick’s was for the restoration of the original church as the Blessed Sacrament Chapel as well as the creation of a new extension accommodating 800 people. The Cathedral complex includes a cloister, new parish hall and historic Murphy House, the original presbytery. Bishop Manning commissioned a program of major works of art, craftsmanship and special design for the Cathedral, ensuring there would be a close integration between the art and architecture. The main entry is from new entry door gates on the south wall of the old sandstone church. In the extension the presence of daylight is an essential element of its design. The emphasis on the central Altar is made visually through a sculptural Aureole suspended above the Altar.

Three senior artists working in different artistic media undertook the design and fabrication of the major works of art in the Cathedral. They artists are Sydney sculptor Anne Ferguson working in stone, Tasmanian design/maker Kevin Perkins working in timber, and Sydney sculptor and jewellery designer Robin Blau working in metal.

Dedication Mass

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Three musical works were commissioned for the Dedication Mass:
1. Mass setting: ‘Light of the Nations’ by Fr Chris Willcock SJ, an Australian Jesuit priest living in Melbourne. The title reflects the multicultural nature of the Diocese of Parramatta.

2. ‘Lord God in the Simplicity of My Heart’ by Paul Stanhope, an Australian composer living in Sydney. Based on I Chronicles 29: 17-18.

3. ‘Praise the Lord Jerusalem’ by Paul Witney, an Australian composer living in the Diocese of Parramatta. Based on Psalm 147.
Bishop Manning said the new St Patrick’s Cathedral is more than the restoration of what was lost in the fire: it is a new creation.

“We sought to make the Cathedral:

* A tangible sign of the unity of purpose and solidarity within our diocesan community;

* A clear sign of God’s kingdom in the world;

* A dynamic centre for Christian worship, prayer, community and mission;

* A welcome to all men and women to discover God;

* A pledge to our forbears in the faith to carry on their memory and legacy;
and
* A creation that speaks of meanings and values and will go on speaking.
“Mother Teresa spoke of doing ‘something beautiful for God’. I believe that together, we have constructed ‘something beautiful for God’ here in Parramatta.”

Read by Cardinal Cassidy, the Pope’s special envoy to the Dedication Mass on 29 November 2003.

To Our Venerable Brother Idris Edward Cassidy

Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church

President Emeritus of the Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity

With hearts full of joy, the Faithful of the Christian Community of Parramatta in Australia, full of Christian Faith, are preparing to celebrate the restoration of their Cathedral Church, dedicated to God in honour of Saint Patrick.

The work of reconstruction began after the previous building was destroyed by fire seven years ago, and has been the labour of many hands, and now the new project has been brought happily to its conclusion.

We also hold in greatest affection the City of Parramatta, which has grown up in the shadow of this most sacred building and which has learnt to deepen its Christian faith and which is also preparing to celebrate solemnly this event.

The assembly should reflect very seriously that the Church of Christ is called and indeed is “the tabernacle of God with men” (Revelation 21.3) …. And especially the holy temple symbolised by places of worship built out of stone …” (Lumen Gentium 6).

So that the rite of rededicating the Church may be more magnificently and more fruitfully accomplished, our Venerable Brother, Kevin Manning, Bishop of Parramatta, requested us to send a representative to preside at the celebration. And so, fulfilling his request, we turn our mind to you, our Venerable Brother, whom we consider to be the most fitting person to fulfil this commission. And so by these letters we create you our EXTRAORDINARY COMMISSARY, so that you may represent our person in Parramatta on 29th November next.

We bid you signify our greeting on our behalf to the faithful there present and our presence in spirit, and you will also instruct them about the importance of a visible temple and the necessity of a spiritual house of God and at the same time you will admonish them to draw from the beauty of this house of stone to strengthen their Christian faith.

You know that your commission is accompanied by our prayers, which we especially entrust to the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Finally, we lovingly impart our Apostolic Blessing as a testimony of our immense good will, which you will impart to all the assembled bishops, priests, religious men and women and all who participate in the ceremony.

Given at the Vatican on 29th October, 2003 in the 26th year of our pontificate.

John Paul II

Homily by Cardinal Cassidy the Pope’s special Envoy to the Dedication of St Patrick’s Cathedral

The ceremony of dedication of a Cathedral is of great significance in the life of a particular or local Church.

For the Cathedral Church is symbolically the very centre, one might say the heart, of the diocese: a symbol of faith, a bond of communion, a visible challenge to the people of God belonging to that community to give priority in their lives to the values of the Gospel.

It is the local Bishop’s own church and it is the church of all the people of God entrusted to his pastoral care. Still vivid in our memories is that day in 1996, when fire destroyed the historic Church of St Patrick’s, which had become the first Cathedral of the Diocese of Parramatta. Out of that tragedy, this new Cathedral has been born, far more adequate to the needs of the growing Diocese and representing in its structure and decoration this period of the first years of the third Christian Millennium.

Today a new period in the history of St Patrick’s begins, as we gather here to re-dedicate the Cathedral. As the Holy Father describes this occasion in the letter with which he appointed me to be his Special Legate for this ceremony: “it is of great significance for the Church of Christ is the Tabernacle of God with men”.This new Cathedral is not to be seen then as a monument or just as a place of interest to be visited because of its artistic value.
The Church in its liturgy for this ceremony recalls and applies them to this church the words Our Lord Jesus Christ spoke to Zacchaeus: “Today salvation has come to this house”. This is God’s own house. Here he will dwell.

The Eucharist will be celebrated daily, the Sacraments administered, the word of God proclaimed, Our Lord Jesus Christ will dwell sacramentally. From this house salvation will go forth. Like the stream that flowed from the temple in Jerusalem, a constant stream of grace and blessing will flow out from this temple to nourish spiritually the Diocese of Parramatta.

My dear brothers and sisters of the Diocese of Parramatta, this is your Cathedral. Not only have you contributed to the restoration in so many different ways, but you are the community which will bring these cold materials of construction alive. You are the living stones that give life and meaning to this beautiful building, “living stones to be built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ – a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, the People of God”.

God does not only dwell in temples made by man, structures of wood or stone or cement, but, above all, he lives in the soul, which is made after his own image. The people of God are living stones built by the great craftsman himself. St Paul tells us clearly: “God’s temple is holy, and that temple you are”.

The Diocese of Parramatta is still a very young ecclesiastical entity, even though Parramatta has a significant place in the history of the Catholic Church in Australia.

The Holy Father in sending me to you as his special Envoy for this occasion calls on you, the Bishop, priests, religious and laity of the Diocese to accept this new beginning of your Cathedral as a call for a new spirit of evangelisation. Pope John Paul II sees the Church at the beginning of the third Christian millennium to be “on a new stage of its journey”. He calls on be part of that journey by us “starting afresh from Christ”.

The Altar that very shortly will be blessed and anointed, and then made ready for the celebration of the Eucharistic sacrifice, stands permanently as a sign of Christ himself, Christ who is the priest, the victim and the altar of his own sacrifice. It is around this altar that we gather as a community, and to whom we look for guidance in our witness to the faith in this new millennium. As the Holy Father has written: “There is no need of inventing new programs. The program already exists: it is the plan found in the Gospel and in the living Tradition; it is the same as ever. It has its centre in Christ himself, who is to be known, loved and imitated, so that in him we may have the life of the Trinity, and with him transform history until its fulfilment in the Heavenly Jerusalem.”

This new Cathedral then, my dear Bishop, priests, religious and laity of the Diocese of Parramatta challenges you to “launch out into the deep” (as the Holy Father has asked us to do at this time), placing all your trust in Our Lord Jesus Christ, who will walk alongside you in this pilgrimage. He will guide you as you seek to plan together the pastoral initiatives that will allow you to follow his way, proclaim his truth and live his life, and so have a deep and incisive influence in bringing Gospel values to bear in our society and culture.

The new St Patrick’s will be a constant reminder, in the midst of that secular and greatly secularised society, of the existence of God and of other values, values that lead to life, not death, to hope, not despair, to peace and not to war.

Pope John Paul II has sent you his Apostolic Blessing and we join with him in asking God to bless abundantly this Diocese, Bishop Manning, the clergy, religious and all the people of God, as together you move forward into this new period in the history of the Diocese.

Dedication of St Patrick’s Cathedral
29 November 2003

My Dear People,

We have participated in the Rite of Dedication of a Cathedral, an event rarely seen in contemporary Australia and one, which for most of you, is and will remain unique in your life’s experience.

The Cathedral, as Pope John Paul II says, is “the centre of the Diocese since the Cathedral reflects its life just as the home reflects the life of the family that lives there”.

Thank you for coming: people of Parramatta, Cardinals, Bishops, Priests, Sisters, members of Sister Churches, parliamentary representatives, friends and guests. There are some of you here who witnessed the fire in 1996 and I am very pleased that you have today participated in the ceremony of dedication.The life of the Catholic community is symbolised around you.

The eyes of everyone who enters this sacred space are drawn to the crucified Christ on the Cross. Here, you encounter Him and, in the Eucharist, are nourished with His Word and His Body. Inspired by the example of Christ, you go from here committed to service, reconciliation and dialogue.
It is said that history repeats itself. When St Gregory arrived in Tours as Bishop in 573, he wrote: “I found the walls of St Martin’s Church damaged by fire. I ordered my workmen to use all their skill to paint and decorate them, until they were as bright as they had previously been.” (History of the Franks 10.31).

The similarities are obvious, but not exact, because what we have here in Parramatta is more than restoration of what was lost in the fire: it is a new creation. The fire in February 1996 devastated not only St Patrick’s but the spirit of the parishioners, worshippers, pastors and people of the Diocese. Bishop Bede Heather rallied the people, and planning for a new cathedral commenced immediately with Mitchell, Giurgola and Thorpe chosen as the architects.

I arrived in the Diocese in 1997 and, on the advice of the rebuilding Committee, elected to restore the old Cathedral as a Blessed Sacrament Chapel and to extend the new Cathedral westwards, thereby retaining St Patrick’s Parramatta as the Mother Church of the Diocese.

We sought to make the Cathedral:
* A tangible sign of the unity of purpose and solidarity within our diocesan community;
* A clear sign of God’s kingdom in the world;
* A dynamic centre for Christian worship, prayer, community and mission;
* A welcome to all men and women to discover God;
* A pledge to our forbears in the faith to carry on their memory and legacy; and
* A creation which speaks of meanings and values and will go on speaking.

I believe that we have achieved just that! I thank everyone whose generous spirit has made this day a reality:
* Members of various Committees;
* Mr Romaldo Giurgola, the Design Architect and his team;
* St Hilliers, the builders;
* My fellow priests; the members of the Chancery staff; the parishioners and friends of St Patrick’s;
* Three close collaborators: Fr Arthur Bridge, Fr Peter Williams and Fr Kevin Walsh who have been indefatigable in their efforts to re-build St Patrick’s;
* Cardinal Cassidy for presiding at the Rite of Dedication as the Pope’s representative.

Mother Teresa spoke of doing “something beautiful for God”. I believe that together, we have constructed ‘something beautiful for God’ here in Parramatta.The city and the Cathedral have a special relationship. A cathedral is part of the soul of the city, responding to her rhythms and challenging her by its sometimes silent witness. The city needs contemplative spaces and it is my hope that all the people of Parramatta, residents and homeless, workers and schoolchildren, visitors and tourists, people of various religious beliefs and of no religious belief will find something to nourish their spirit in the community of St Patrick’s.

To all of you, I say this is your Cathedral. You are welcome. May you find solace in its tranquillity, life in its celebrations and joy in experiencing God’s abundant love for you.

Light of the Nations by Fr Christopher Willcock SJ

Light of the Nations is a setting of the Mass commissioned by Fr Arthur Bridge OAM for the dedication of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta.
The composer, Christopher Willcock SJ, chose the title to echo the opening words, “Lumen gentium”, of the Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church. The “light of the nations” is Christ, and this groundbreaking document breathed new life into such phrases as the “Body of Christ” and the “People of God” to describe the followers of Christ.Since these followers commonly gather in buildings to worship their God, the “light of the nations”, it is fitting that the spirit behind the Council’s document find expression in the liturgical music of the worship to take place in the new Cathedral. This new Mass setting, therefore, has elements of praise and thanksgiving as well as petition, and distributes the various musical roles among different members of the assembly.

Supporting the all-important song of the people are cantors and a choir, as well as a body of instrumentalists. All these features of the Mass setting draw their inspiration from the spirit of the Vatican Council and from the experience of worshipping since the time of the Council forty years ago.

Website: http://home.mira.net/~jesuits/cjw/index.html

Psalm 147 by Paul Witney

SATB choir, organ and choirIn celebration of the opening of the new Cathedral Psalm 147 by Paul Witney was commissioned by Ars Musica Australis. The text is adapted from several versions of Psalm 147 lyrics. It contains a simple refrain designed to be accessible to the congregation so they can participate in the worship during this celebration. Psalm 147 appears in the mass after communion when the Blessed Sacrament Chapel is inaugurated.

Website: http://www.paulwitney.homestead.com/

Lord God, in the Simplicity of my Heart by Paul Stanhope

For SATB choir and organThis new work for choir and organ was commissioned by Fr Arthur Bridge and Ars Musica Australis for the opening of the new cathedral.

The text is from 1 Chronicles 29:17-18 and is an extract from a prayer in which David is speaking about offering all things to God and giving with a sense of integrity and honesty. Appropriately, David is speaking about the building of a new temple, and is leading his people in a prayer of thanksgiving. The musical setting is overwhelmingly melodic and flowing. Much of the piece has a celebratory air about it, fitting for the occasion. The work ends in a more reflective mood with all voices singing a simple unison line. The composer – Paul Stanhope (b. 1969) – is a leading young Australian composer. He is an experienced composer for the choral medium and has written extensively for some of the country’s best choirs including Sydney Chamber Choir, Sydney Philharmonia and Gondwana Voices.
Paul’s work was sung at the preparation of the gifts at the opening ceremony.

Website: http://members.optusnet.com.au/paulstanhope

Wednesday 23 March 2006

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Bishop Kevin Manning blessed the restored Norman and Beard pipe organ in St Patrick’s Cathedral prior to the start of the annual Chrism Mass in Holy Week.

The organ is one of the finest examples of late Victorian English romantic organs in Australia and was originally installed in St Saviour’s Anglican Church in Knightsbridge, London in 1898.

In 1996 the organ was destined to be destroyed when the Anglican authorities decided to renovate the church and turn it into flats.
The Diocese of Parramatta purchased the organ and it was dismantled and shipped to Australia. The restoration work has been undertaken by the firm of Peter Jewkes and Associates at Ermington.

The new organ case was designed by Stephen Bicknell in collaboration with Romaldo Giurgola, the Cathedral architect. Elements of the old console have been incorporated into the new console including keyboards, music desk and stop jambs.

Bishop Manning was the Principal Celebrant at the Chrism Mass (Mass of the Oils), which is concelebrated by all the Priests of the Diocese of Parramatta, on the Wednesday before Easter. During the Mass the sacred oils were blessed and given to the parishes for use during the year.

Resources

Hall (The Cloister’s Function Room)


Air-conditioned and with off-street parking and access for the disabled, ‘Cloisters’ Function Room (the Parish Hall of St Patrick’s Cathedral) is ideal for all special occasions.

The function room facilities include trestle tables and chairs providing formal or informal seating with room for up to 300 chairs in theatre style arrangement. We have a full commercial kitchen with a six-burner gas top stove, electric oven and warmer, commercial dishwasher and a walk in cool room.

Celia Toson
Hall Coordinator

Ph: 02 8839 8416
E: weddings-hall@stpatscathedral.com.au

Murphy House


Murphy House is situated in the front courtyard area of St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Originally built in 1904 and used as the Presbytery, it is named after the well-loved assistant priest Fr Peter Murphy who died at a young age.
It was restored in 2006.

Cathedral Mass Times


WEEKDAYS
Mon to Friday 06:45 and 12.30pm (daily)

SATURDAY
8am
9.30am (Latin Mass)

SATURDAY VIGIL
6pm

SUNDAY
8am, 9.30am, 11am (Choir) & 6pm

CHILDREN’S LITURGY AND SUNDAY MASSES
9.30am

SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
Monday-Friday: 11:15am to 12.:20pm

RECONCILIATION TIMES
Monday-Friday 11.45am-12.20pm
Saturday 8.30am-9am & 5pm to 5.30pm

BAPTISM TIMES
Sundays 12.45pm by appointment

MARRIAGE
By appointment through the Parish Office
(Visit St Patrick’s Cathedral site for more information)

SPECIAL MASSES, FUNDRAISING, SOCIAL & STUDY INFORMATION

Angelus (Mon-Fri noon)
Choir Liturgy (Sunday 9.30am)
Community/Social Activities/Groups
Eucharistic Adoration (Mon-Fri 11.30am-12.20pm)
Morning Prayer of the Church (Mon-Fri 6.30am, Sat & Sun 7.30am)
Rosary (Mon-Thur 12.05pm, Fri 1pm)
Novena to Mary Full of Grace (3rd Thursday 7.30pm)
Stations of the Cross (Lent)
Lenten Discussion
RCIA

Donations


All donations to St Patrick’s are grateful received and allow the Cathedral to continue its work at the heart of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta.

For a discussion in confidence, please contact the Cathedral’s Dean, Very Rev Robert Bossini.

St Patrick’s Cathedral
1 Marist Place
Parramatta NSW 2150
Ph: (02) 8839 8420
E: frbob@stpatscathedral.com.au

Contacts


Very Rev Robert Bossini

Cathedral Dean & Parish Priest
Ph: 02 8839 8420
E: frbob@stpatscathedral.com.au

  • Mr Chris Ohlsen

    Diocesan Master of Ceremonies
    Ph: 02 8838 3400
    E: cohlsen@parra.catholic.org.au

  • Rev Willy Limjap

    Deacon
    Ph: 02 8839 8400
    E: deacon@stpatscathedral.com.au

  • Most Rev Kevin Manning DD

    Bishop Emeritus (in residence)
    Ph: 02 8839 8400
    E: secretary@stpatscathedral.com.au

  • Mili Lee

    Finance Officer
    Ph: 02 8839 9415
    E: admin@stpatscathedral.com.au

  • Patricia Preca

    Parish Secretary
    Ph: 02 8839 8400
    E: secretary@stpatscathedral.com.au

  • Celia Toson

    Wedding and Hall Bookings (Tue& Thur)
    Ph: 02 8839 8416
    E: weddings-hall@stpatscathedral.com.au

  • Bernard Kirkpatrick

    Director of Music
    Ph: 02 8839 8433
    E: music@stpatscathedral.com.au

  • Meg Gale

    Sacramental Coordinator (Thur only)
    Ph: 0402 945 095
    E: sacrament@stpatscathedral.com.au

  • June Barrett

    Cathedral Tour Coordinator
    E: secretary@stpatscathedral.com.au

  • Marian Polizzi

    Parish Hospitality Coordinator
    E: secretary@stpatscathedral.com.au


Contact


Address 1 Marist Place Parramatta NSW 2150

Phone 02 8839 8400

Fax 02 9630 8817

Email secretary@stpatscathdral.com.au

Website www.stpatscathedral.com.au

Parish Office Hours


Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm


St Patrick’s Cathedral Website