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Parish Dinner 2016 (click the photo for more pictures)

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Bupa Narwee Nursing Home Mass

On Thursday 17 March 2016 Fr Paul Smithers celebrated the last Mass for the Catholics who reside at Bupa Narwee. The nursing home is closing at the end of the month. It will be relocated to Clempton Park. Fr Paul thanked the St Vincent de Paul Society and the many other parishioners who have dedicated many hours of pastoral care to the residence over many decades. There will be a special Mass and celebration some time in May to acknowledge all the volunteers.

Bupa last Mass group


Lenten Oratorio

On Wednesday night (16 march 2016), Prima Luce celebrated a beautiful Lenten Orotorio. An Orotorio is made up of sacred music and a short reflection. Approximately 150 parishioners attended along with those from many other parishes and agencies of the Archdiocese. I hope those who attended found the evening reflective and helpful in preparing for Easter.

Prima Luce 2016

Shrove Tuesday 2016 Photos

Parish Christmas BBQ Photos 2015

Parish Dinner Photos - August 22nd

Confirmation 2015 Report 

Congratulations - Regina Coeli Parish School

Regina Coeli School celebrated the parish Feast Day on Friday 21 August starting with Mass and a fun day at a nearby park. At the conclusion of Mass Mrs Janice Haydon, from the Catholic Education Office, presented Mr Chris Egan and Fr Paul Smithers a certificate of compliance to the Archbishops Charter for Catholic Schools. 

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First Holy Communion Photos

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Regina Coeli Parish Dinner 

I would like to invite you to keep Saturday 22nd August free for the Parish Dinner to be held in Club Central Hurstville (Illawarra Catholic Club). The 22nd August is the Feast of Regina Coeli (Mary, Queen of Heaven) This night is an important opportunity to socially gather as a faith community and to celebrate our mission and identity. Tickets will be on sale soon. Tickets will be $35 for adults and $10 for children. A three course meal will be served and there will be a guest speaker. I am looking forward to this night and I hope to see you there. Fr Paul 

Regina Coeli Spring Fair

The school has discussed with me the idea of having a Spring Fair on Friday evening 16 October instead of a Christmas Fair. I have expressed to Mr Egan my desire for the parish to be involved. Therefore, I invite any parishioner interested in being involved to contact me. Why not run a cake stall, or help me in my stall (bottle stall) or you may have another idea. I like to think of these event not so much as fund raisers but community builders. - Fr Paul Smithers 

Rite of Election - St Mary's Cathedral

On Sunday 22 February two candidates and three catechumen's participated in the Rite of Election and Presentation at St Mary's cathedral. They were accompanied by Sr Rosemary Mitchell, director of RCIA and Fr Paul Smithers, Administrator. In a moving and prayerful liturgy the Archbishop reminded those to be baptised or received into the Church at Easter that they were welcome to the Catholic Church. 

Please continue to pray for them as they journey towards Easter. Rite of Election 2015  

Pancakes Anyone?

There is a custom that the day before Lent starts pancakes are consumed as a way of cleaning out one's cupboard. Fr Paul, Deacon Frank, Fr Peter and some of our parish Catechists decided to hold a special pancake workshop for grades 3-6 of Regina Coeli School on Tuesday 17 February. Pancakes