Welcome to St Christopher’s, Panania

Weekend livestream Mass

At 80% fully vaccinated, we will open our churches and ceremonies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status, with covid safe measures in place. Until then, please continue to join us virtually to offer your prayers and intentions in unity with the parish. If you cannot join us live at 5:30pm on Saturday, feel free to   access the recording any time over the weekend. The link will be made available on our YouTube channel and parish Facebook page of both St Christopher’s & St Patrick’s. Please click on the link below to watch the livestream of the mass from St Christopher’s (available to access from 5.30pm, Saturday 16 October) https://youtu.be/ZvhpIeekHn8

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Working Bees:

A BIG thank you to everyone who came to our working bee on Saturday 16 October to prepare the churches for reopening, very much appreciated.

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SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

Confirmation is upon us!! In light of the restrictions we are still facing (although there is some welcomed light at the end of the tunnel), we have revised the Confirmation Programme as follows –

There is no Parent Preparation Evening this year.

Enrolment – to enrol please click this link 2021 Confirmation Enrolment Form

Zoom Lessons times:

Lesson 1 – Tues 26th / Wed 27th October

Lesson 2 – Tues 2nd / Wed 3rd November

Lesson 3 -Tues 9th / Wed 10th November

Information regarding the Sacrament Mass times will be provided during the lessons.

As further updates come to hand, information will be communicated via the email address you provide when enrolling online. If you have any questions please contact Anne Maree on 0409 034 746

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Catholic Weekly

If you would like to continue purchasing a hard copy of the Catholic Weekly during lockdown, you can purchase five issues for $20 and they will be posted to your house. To arrange purchase please call Rita at the Catholic Weekly on 0405 600 322. Alternatively, you can subscribe to the Catholic Weekly online and access it for free while the lockdown lasts and churches are closed. Here is the link:

COVID-19 update

* Our churches are still closed and there will be no public masses until the 80% vaccination threshold is reached.

* Churches may be opened for weddings and funerals, and for services restricted to those who are fully vaccinated. Whenever people gather in a place of worship, the number permitted is according to the 4 sqm rule, and masks must be worn.  Covid Check-in is also required via the Service NSW App or a written record.

* If all those present are vaccinated, the permitted number for weddings and funerals will be 100 (but subject to the 4 sqm rule).

* If some of those attending a funeral or wedding are not vaccinated, then the ceremony must be “small” : maximum 5 at a wedding and 10 at a funeral.  

* More information is available on the Archdiocesan website below

www.sydneycatholic.org/coronavirus-frequently-asked-questions/.

*   Please note registration is still required for NSW government regulations                       

* Sign-in using the QR code or the sign-in sheet

Thank you for using the QR codes.You can also download the QR reader APP or Service NSW APP if you have trouble using the codes.

* Please contact Parish Office 9774 3662 for further information.

At St Christopher’s we are committed to continuing to serve you during this challenging time through our Facebook page and website. If you are able to continue to support us with your regular contribution or donation it will be most appreciated. Click here to support us.

St Christopher’s, Panania

We welcome you to St Christopher’s Parish, Panania, first established in 1952 with Fr Patrick Landers as Parish priest. The parish was created  in response to a need for new parishes to provide for the growing number of families settling in south western Sydney.

Our church building has the unique distinction of being a converted ‘Star” movie theatre, purchased, converted and consecrated as the parish church in 1967. 

St Christopher’s Parish is alive with the Good News of Jesus Christ, serving the community with the sacraments, including daily Mass, opportunities for Prayer, Rosary  and Adoration, and offering many active ministries that provide both spiritual and practical pastoral care to parishioners and the wider community. 

Your enquiries and interest in our parish are most welcome. You will find easily accessible information here at our website. Feel free to contact us using the details provided at the top of our home page.

VISION
Inspired by the Gospels, the Parish of St Christopher seeks to be a living witness to the Catholic faith, welcoming all who seek the spiritual nourishment that the love of Jesus Christ can offer. We are a community of believers that seek to share this love with all who come into contact with our community. 
MISSION
The St Christopher’s Parish strives to extend the values, practices and traditions of our Catholic faith to all of those in our community. We continue to develop and strengthen relationships between families, the school and beyond with our active sacramental programs and with the growth and development of new and existing ministries.