National liturgical advice on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Pope Francis Message for 2019 World Day of Migrants & Refugees

Jesuit Refugee Service Lenten Appeal 2019

The Parish Pastoral Council, with the support of Fr Richard, would like to invite all parishioners to participate in the Jesuit Refugee Service Appeal.

Over the last 2 weekends of Lent, we ask that you bring 1 or more of the following:

  • Basmati Rice
  • Tuna In Oil
  • Cooking Oil
  • Tinned Tomatoes
  • Tinned Chickpeas
  • Tinned Red Kidney Beans

Only items from the list are required. The brands do not matter but the items must be unopened and within any expiry date.

Items can be placed in hampers near the main entrance to the church.

The Pastoral Council


Easter Liturgies 2019 Program available

Details for the 2019 Holy Week timetable are now available.

Please visit the 2019 Easter Program page for details.


2019 Sacramental Program available

Details for the 2019 Sacramental Program are now available, including dates and times for Information / Registration nights, preparation sessions and the Eucharist, Confirmation & Reconciliation ceremonies.

Please visit the 2019 Sacramental Program page for details.


2018 Christmas program available

New Appointment: Fr Richard Gates

Following consultant, Archbishop Anthony Fisher has appointed Fr Richard Gates as Administrator of the Parish of St Francis Xavier, Ashbury. This appointment takes effect from 2 July, 2018.


Farewell Fr Toan

Following consultation, Archbishop Anthony Fisher has appointed Fr Toan Nguyen as Parish Priest of the Parish of St Brendan Central Bankstown. The appointment takes effect from 2 July 2018 and is for a term of six years.

All parishioners are warmly invited to attend a Farewell Party after the 6pm Vigil Mass on Saturday 30 June in the Parish Hall. Please bring a plate to share.


Recently Deceased: Giuseppe Pontillo

GIUSEPPE PONTILLO aged 92, from 40 Third Street Ashbury, passed away on 10 June ’18.

Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:00 AM Tuesday 19 June ’18 at our Church.

May his soul rest in peace


Recently Deceased: Maria Scarpinato

Maria Scarpinato
MARIA SCARPINATO (MARY) from 21 Allibone Street, aged 97yrs, passed away on Thursday, 24 May 2018.

Funeral will take place on Thurs 31st May at 10 am at our parish.

May her soul rest in peace.