Please join a guided tour of Sydney’s oldest surviving church and see the beautifully restored interior and the heritage buildings and learn about our city’s early Catholic history. Saint Patrick’s Historical Church Grosvenor Street, Church Hill. Wednesday 21st June. Time: 10.30 – 11.30 Cost $10.00. (Pay on the day. This includes a complimentary cuppa at […]


Are you “over 55” and would you like to connect with others in our Parish for monthly social activities? You may be recently retired and may not have had the time to develop friendships in our community. You may find yourself alone after the death of a partner and be uncertain about forming new friendships. […]

Volunteer Book Keeper Required!

VOLUNTEER REQUIRED FOR BOOKKEEPING AT ST. AMBROSE, CONCORD WESTSince our current secretary is overwhelmed with secretarial duties and bookkeeping, it is deemed necessary that Accounting/Bookkeeping function will be removed from the current secretarial duties. It is highly appreciated if someone from our parish with accounting/booking knowledge and experience of MYOB and XCel could volunteer. It […]

Soup and Bread Meal – Sat 17th June after 5pm Mass

Seekers is the name of our group as we seek God in our lives and each other when we gather for regular social activities. Our motto is “A Family for All” and everyone is welcome: young or not so young, with or without partners and /or children. Non church attending partners are very welcome. We […]


Come and spend quality time with friends learning how to make Chicken Curry and Pilau Rice. WHEN: FRIDAY 2nd JUNE at 10.00 amWHERE: Community Room, 2A Figtree Drive, Sydney Olympic Park A $10 fee is welcome to cover the ingredients used during the cooking session. RSVP: by 30th May to Marta: 0412 539 127 or […]


1ST COLLECTION – Pastoral Revenue Collection. This collection is used to pay for our priest’s living expenses, stipends, council rates and utilities such as electricity and water. This money belongs to the Archdiocese of Sydney and the Parish is not able to use these funds. 2ND COLLECTION – CHURCH COLLECTION including Tap & Go, B-Point […]

From Nothing to Cosmos

Has Science really proven that God does not exist? Through the course of 16 chapters in 4 video episodes, several kinds of evidence for the transcendent from science and philosophy will be explored.  We have already explored: * What science can and cannot do. * The Big Bang Theory and the modern universe. We will […]


The Holy Eucharist is the heart of Christian life. It is always good to know the meaning of every part of the Mass. This knowledge will lead to a more active and conscious participation in the Mass. The short video clip covering one aspect of the Mass will begin 15 minutes before every Sunday Mass […]

Welcome Fr Jonathan Vala

Archbishop Anthony Fisher has appointed FR JONATHAN VALA, as a Part-time Assistant Priest to our parish. He was ordained in 2020, after several years of seminary formation in Sydney and Rome. Since returning to Sydney, he spent some time as an assistant parish priest at All Saints Liverpool and Saint Therese Sadleir – Miller and […]

Marion Court Units

Marian Court Units is an independent living village for over 55s, acquired by the Trustees of Catholic Aged Sydney in April 2022. Conveniently located near Strathfield station and shopping centre, we have several vacant units featuring one bedroom one bathroom (46sqm) and two bedrooms two bathrooms (65sqm). There is a sliding scale of entrance and […]


It is important for us as voters to be aware of and consider the issues involved in exercising our voting responsibilities in an informed way for the Common Good which should override selfish considerations. The Sydney Archdiocesan Justice and Peace Office and Josephite Justice Network have published a ‘Common Good Voting Kit’ as a relevant […]

Volunteers Needed for VASA

VASA is a group of Parishioners who offer their time and talents to assist our local “seniors” who need assistance. With the support of the City of Canada Bay Council Community Bus, VASA provide a fortnightly Shopping Service to our local shops so those who cannot use public transport can do their own shopping. Sometimes […]

Your Contributions are Welcome

While we thank you for your participation of the Paschal Triduum, we also wish to notify the options of making contributions towards the mission of the church. Here are the three options to make your generous donation. Thank you. 1. TAP ‘n’ GO: We have a Tap ‘n’ Go terminal at the Doors of the […]

Healing Masses 2022

‘ANOINTING OF THE SICK’ MASSES Friday 20th May Friday 19th August Friday 28th October All masses held at 10.30am and coordinated by VASA.

The Statement of the Heart Exploration

SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES: The Statement of the Heart Exploration A time to explore more deeply this visionary statement which we believe is a fair, practical and unifying gift to all Australians. It invites us to respond to what Indigenous Australians are calling for: Voice. Treaty. Truth. Insightful videos, authentic stories, small group conversations, moments to […]

Catechists Needed!

As we move into 2022 we are in desperate need of catechists for our three local public schools. Please click here for further information. Here is the Pope’s message to you! Here is a message for young people to be a catechist! Here is our Dare to be a Catechist message! Here is our message […]

Plenary Council

“In October 2021, the Catholic Church in Australia will gather for the first Assembly of the Plenary Council to be held since the second Vatican Council. In 2018, when the decision to hold a Plenary Council was announced, the entire People of God in Australia began preparing for this historic moment by listening to God […]

Mass Intentions

Weekday Masses continue to be celebrated without any congregation and you are most welcome to send your Mass Intentions via email to Fr Chaminda.

Mass Intentions for Memorial Masses

When requesting Masses to be offered please use one Mass Intention Envelope for one intention. If you are attending the Mass which is offered for your loved one/s, you are welcome to bring a photo of them for display during the Mass.

Faith Formation – The Holy Eucharist

All parishioners who desire to enhance their faith and knowledge of the Eucharist are welcome to attend a program facilitated by Fr Chaminda. Please go to Faith Formation for further information.

Youth Gathering at St Ambrose

Our youth ‘gatherings’ will continue via zoom during our current lockdown. For more information, go to our Youth page.

Let us make an effort to know the Holy Bible in a year!

Ascension’s Bible in a Year Podcast, hosted by Fr. Mike Schmitz guides Catholics through the Bible in 365 daily episodes start 1 January 2021.  Each 20–25-minute episode includes: two to three scripture readings  a reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz and guided prayer to help you hear God’s voice in his Word.

Reconciliation (Confession)

Fr Chaminda will be available to hear Reconciliations in the Church at various times throughout the week. Please see the Home page for the times. Parishioners are also invited to contact the parish office to make an appointment for Reconciliation and any pastoral guidance at any other time.

Sunday Readings and Family Prayers

While you are at home and unable to attend weekly Mass, why not read these Sunday Readings and Family Prayers provided by ‘Liturgy Brisbane’.

If you need help…

If you or anyone you know within our Parish is experiencing distress or anxiety during this current situation, our priests are available to have a chat over the phone (parish office 9743 1023, please leave a message if unattended, clearly stating your name and contact number) or alternatively you can email Fr Chaminda so that […]


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