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St Agnes' Parish - Port Macquarie
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Mass Times

Tuesday & Wednesday: 5.15pm
Friday: 12.05pm
Saturday: 6.00pm Vigil
Sunday: 7.30am, 9.00am, 5.00pm

Please note: Weekday Masses are held at 9.00am on public holidays

Reconciliation: Friday: 11.30am – 12 noon. Saturday: 11.30am – 12.30pm.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 1st Saturday of the month 8.30am – 9.30am.

Contact: Sr Anne Hannigan 6589 9814

Communion Service or Mass: Monday to Thursday 9.30am

Sunday Mass: 9.30am

Contact: Sr Anne Hannigan 6589 9814

Communion Service or Mass: Monday to Thursday 8.00am

Saturday Vigil Mass: 4.30pm

Rosary and Exposition 1st Saturday of the month 4.00pm.

Monday to Thursday: 5.15pm
Friday: 12.05pm Saturday: 8.00am, 6.00pm Vigil
Sunday: 7.30am, 9.00am, 5.00pm

Please note: Weekday Masses are held at 9.00am on public holidays

Reconciliation: Friday: 11.30am – 12 noon. Saturday: 11.30am – 12.30pm.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 1st Saturday of the month 8.30am – 9.30am.

Contact: Sr Anne Hannigan 6589 9814

Communion Service or Mass: Monday to Thursday 9.30am

Sunday Mass: 9.30am

Contact: Sr Anne Hannigan 6563 2029.

Communion Service or Mass: Monday to Thursday 8.00am

Saturday Vigil Mass: 4.30pm

Rosary and Exposition 1st Saturday of the month 4.00pm.

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Mass times for Christmas 2018 and Easter 2019 will be posted here closer to those dates.

sacraments

Sacraments

Dear Parents,

As you begin preparations to have your child baptised, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Parish community of St Agnes’ Port Macquarie.

There are certain requirements that must be fulfilled when having your child baptised in the Catholic Church. For your convenience I have outlined the necessary requirements that must be adhered to:

  • After attending the baptism information night, a parent is required to visit the Presbytery Office in person (between the hours of 8.30am – 4.30pm), to make a booking for their child.
  • To take a booking the office requires Godparents names (and correct spelling), to be able to process the booking. Please do not proceed to try and book your child without this information.
  • To abide with Canon Law, Godparents must be over 16 years of age, preferably Godparents are to be Catholic who have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, however you can have one Catholic with the other Godparent to be a baptised Christian.
  • The office will make all possible attempts to accommodate the Sunday morning of choice but are limited to a maximum of five children per weekend. Therefore the more notice you give, the more likely you are to get the weekend of your choice.
  • Baptism Ceremonies take place on a Sunday at 10.00am in St Agnes’ Church.

As you embark on this very special faith journey with your child, I offer my sincere warm wishes and blessings.

Fr Paul Gooley
Parish Priest

ENQUIRIES & BOOKINGS:

St Agnes’ Parish Presbytery Office
PO Box 23
Port Macquarie NSW 2444
(02) 6583 1024
pastoraloffice@stagnesparish.org.au

Organising your Wedding in our Parish

It is a requirement in law that an appropriate preparation be given to couples contemplating marriage. This requirement has arisen from the sad statistic that more than 40% of first marriages fail. Following are two compulsory steps of marriage preparation and a third optional step of marriage preparation to be completed as soon as possible by couples intending to be married in our Parish.

Step 1: PRE-MARRIAGE WEEKEND

The Pre-Marriage Weekend involves various people with special skills who will share their knowledge and experience with you. There are two weekends per year.

2018 dates are: 9/10/11 March and 19/20/21 October
Venue: Marian Centre, Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie

Enquiries can be made to St Agnes’ Parish Presbytery on (02) 6583 1024 or via email pastoraloffice@stagnesparish.org.au

Step 2: MARRIAGE PAPERWORK

There is specific Church and Government documentation to be completed no more than 18 months, and no less than one month before your wedding. It is necessary to make an appointment to see a priest to complete the Church paperwork. If you do not live locally, the paperwork can be completed by the local Parish Priest of your area and posted to us. When you meet with the priest you will need to have copies of your Birth and Baptismal Certificates.
NB. The Government documentation needs to be completed at least one month before your marriage.

Step 3: FOCUS PROGRAM

The Focus Program is a self-diagnostic instrument designed to help couples learn more about themselves and their unique relationship. It is not a test nor meant as a predictor of success or failure in marriage. It is a tool to help couples name and work through issues before marriage.

For information on organising a funeral please contact the Presbytery Office on 6583 1024.

St Agnes’ Parish Sacramental Program

For families with students in Years 2, 3 or 4, who do not attend our Parish schools, there is a sacramental program available.

For more information email: sacramentalprogram@gmail.com or contact St Agnes’ Primary School on 6583 7433 and speak with Stacey or Donna.

St Agnes’ Parish Sacramental Dates for 2018

Sacrament of Penance – 6pm St Agnes’ Catholic Church

19th, 20th, 21st March

Sacrament of Confirmation – 6pm St Agnes’ Catholic Church

26th, 27th,28th June

Sacrament of First Holy Communion – 6pm St Agnes’ Catholic Church

27th, 28th, 29th August

For more information on these dates please contact the Presbytery Office on 6583 1024.

Dear Parents,

As you begin preparations to have your child baptised, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Parish community of St Agnes’ Port Macquarie.

There are certain requirements that must be fulfilled when having your child baptised in the Catholic Church. For your convenience I have outlined the necessary requirements that must be adhered to:

  • After attending the baptism information night, a parent is required to visit the Presbytery Office in person (between the hours of 8.30am – 4.30pm), to make a booking for their child.
  • To take a booking the office requires Godparents names (and correct spelling), to be able to process the booking. Please do not proceed to try and book your child without this information.
  • To abide with Canon Law, Godparents must be over 16 years of age, preferably Godparents are to be Catholic who have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, however you can have one Catholic with the other Godparent to be a baptised Christian.
  • The office will make all possible attempts to accommodate the Sunday morning of choice but are limited to a maximum of five children per weekend. Therefore the more notice you give, the more likely you are to get the weekend of your choice.
  • Baptism Ceremonies take place on a Sunday at 10.00am in St Agnes’ Church.

As you embark on this very special faith journey with your child, I offer my sincere warm wishes and blessings.

Fr Paul Gooley
Parish Priest

ENQUIRIES & BOOKINGS:

St Agnes’ Parish Presbytery Office
PO Box 23
Port Macquarie NSW 2444
(02) 6583 1024
pastoraloffice@stagnesparish.org.au

Organising your Wedding in our Parish

It is a requirement in law that an appropriate preparation be given to couples contemplating marriage. This requirement has arisen from the sad statistic that more than 40% of first marriages fail. Following are two compulsory steps of marriage preparation and a third optional step of marriage preparation to be completed as soon as possible by couples intending to be married in our Parish.

Step 1: PRE-MARRIAGE WEEKEND

The Pre-Marriage Weekend involves various people with special skills who will share their knowledge and experience with you. There are two weekends per year.

2018 dates are: 9/10/11 March and 19/20/21 October
Venue: Marian Centre, Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie

Enquiries can be made to St Agnes’ Parish Presbytery on (02) 6583 1024 or via email pastoraloffice@stagnesparish.org.au

Step 2: MARRIAGE PAPERWORK

There is specific Church and Government documentation to be completed no more than 18 months, and no less than one month before your wedding. It is necessary to make an appointment to see a priest to complete the Church paperwork. If you do not live locally, the paperwork can be completed by the local Parish Priest of your area and posted to us. When you meet with the priest you will need to have copies of your Birth and Baptismal Certificates.
NB. The Government documentation needs to be completed at least one month before your marriage.

Step 3: FOCUS PROGRAM

The Focus Program is a self-diagnostic instrument designed to help couples learn more about themselves and their unique relationship. It is not a test nor meant as a predictor of success or failure in marriage. It is a tool to help couples name and work through issues before marriage.

For information on organising a funeral please contact the Presbytery Office on 6583 1024.

St Agnes’ Parish Sacramental Program

For families with students in Years 2, 3 or 4, who do not attend our Parish schools, there is a sacramental program available.

For more information email: sacramentalprogram@gmail.com or contact St Agnes’ Primary School on 6583 7433 and speak with Stacey or Donna.

St Agnes’ Parish Sacramental Dates for 2018

Sacrament of Penance – 6pm St Agnes’ Catholic Church

19th, 20th, 21st March

Sacrament of Confirmation – 6pm St Agnes’ Catholic Church

26th, 27th,28th June

Sacrament of First Holy Communion – 6pm St Agnes’ Catholic Church

27th, 28th, 29th August

For more information on these dates please contact the Presbytery Office on 6583 1024.

ABOUT St AGNES’ PARISH

About our Parish

St Agnes’ Catholic Parish Port Macquarie

Welcome to St Agnes’ Parish, a Catholic community located in beautiful Port Macquarie on the mid-north coast of NSW, Australia.

Since the first St Agnes’ Catholic Church was built in 1878, the Parish has played an essential role in caring for, guiding and growing, the local community. Click here to view the history of our Parish.

The St Agnes’ Parish of today is diverse, vibrant and represents all age groups and many different cultures and backgrounds.

Supported by a 13,000 strong Catholic faith community, St Agnes’ Parish provides meaningful services across the full spectrum of life in ministry, education, childcare, aged care, family support, disability, employment and training.

St Agnes’ Parish is committed to the vision that “Everything is oriented towards the praise and glory of God” and its mission:

  • Holiness in the image of Christ
  • Proclaim the good news of salvation
  • Minister within the faith community
  • Service of all, particularly those in need.

Ours is a loving, supportive and respectful faith community. We are always ready to welcome new faces and hope you’ll join us for Mass soon. To see first-hand how the Parish helps the local community, click here to read our latest Annual Report.

Every Sunday at 5.00pm there is a Mass especially for families and youth. Please note, it’s best to always check the latest mass times before attending.

Our Catholic Values
Our Catholic Identity
About Saint Agnes
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St AGNES’ PARISH SERVICES

St Agnes’ Parish Pastoral Office

Sacraments and Services – masses, baptisms, weddings, communions to the sick, funerals and general enquiries.
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Catholic Care of the Aged

A professional, supportive and person-first approach to aged care services across community care, retirement living and residential care.
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Centacare

As a welfare organisation, we advocate for equal access to services and celebrate individual strengths, abilities and goals.
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St Agnes’ Foundation

A reputable and truly unique financial institution, giving you the opportunity to create a trust fund to help a charity, community service or person in need, both now and following your death.
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St Agnes’ Parish Schools

Catholic education for over 4000 students through St Agnes’ Primary, St Peter’s Primary, St Joseph’s Primary, Mackillop College, St Joseph’s Regional College and Newman Senior Technical College.
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St Joseph’s Family Services

Innovative and inclusive early education and family day care services.
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John Henry Institute

A unique training provider committed to helping individuals and businesses find their purpose and reach their full potential through vocational education and training.
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Understanding Faith

A unique online Multimedia Religious Education Resource covering Primary and Secondary School curriculums.
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Port Macquarie Youth Hub

Nurturing and supporting the Youth of the Hastings, building their self-esteem through a platform based on friendship, health, education and community support.
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Youth United

Engaging, supporting and nurturing the youth of the Hastings by promoting friendship, health, education and community support.
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St Agnes’ Parish Uniform Store

Supplier of uniforms for all St Agnes’ Parish primary and secondary schools, providing a caring, personal service.
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St Agnes’ Food Services

A quality food service providing fresh, chilled chef-prepared packaged meals ready to heat and catering for functions.
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MacKillop Centre

Run by volunteers, the centre stocks a delightful range of Catholic gifts, cards and piety objects for children and adults.
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The Francis Retreat

A beautiful sanctuary for school retreats/camps, group retreats, conferences, training days and short stays.
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St Agnes’ Parish Administration Centre

Home to Parish support services such Human Resources, Information Technology, Communications, Marketing, Property Management, and School Fees Management.
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St Agnes' Parish Pastoral Office
St Agnes’ Parish Pastoral Office

Sacraments and Services – masses, baptisms, weddings, communions to the sick, funerals and general enquiries.

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Catholic Care of the Aged logo
Catholic Care of the Aged

A professional, supportive and person-first approach to aged care services across community care, retirement living and residential care.

MORE >>>
Centacare logo
Centacare

As a welfare organisation, we advocate for equal access to services and celebrate individual strengths, abilities and goals.

MORE >>>
St Agnes' Foundation
St Agnes’ Foundation

A reputable and truly unique financial institution, giving you the opportunity to create a trust fund to help a charity, community service or person in need, both now and following your death.

MORE >>>
St Agnes' Parish Schools
St Agnes’ Parish Schools

Catholic education for over 4000 students through St Agnes’ Primary, St Peter’s Primary, St Joseph’s Primary, Mackillop College, St Joseph’s Regional College and Newman Senior Technical College.

MORE >>>
St Joseph's Family Services
St Joseph’s Family Services

Innovative and inclusive early education and family day care services.

MORE >>>
John Henry Institute
John Henry Institute

A unique training provider committed to helping individuals and businesses find their purpose and reach their full potential through vocational education and training.

MORE >>>
Understanding Faith

Understanding Faith

A unique online Multimedia Religious Education Resource covering Primary and Secondary School curriculums.

MORE >>>
Port Macquarie Youth Hub
Port Macquarie Youth Hub

Nurturing and supporting the Youth of the Hastings, building their self-esteem through a platform based on friendship, health, education and community support.

MORE >>>
Youth United logo
Youth United

Engaging, supporting and nurturing the youth of the Hastings by promoting friendship, health, education and community support.

MORE >>>
St Agnes' Uniform Store logo
St Agnes’ Parish Uniform Store

Supplier of uniforms for all St Agnes’ Parish primary and secondary schools, providing a caring, personal service.

MORE >>>
St Agnes' Food Services logo
St Agnes’ Food Services

A quality food service providing fresh, chilled chef-prepared packaged meals ready to heat and catering for functions.

MORE >>>
MacKillop Centre logo
MacKillop Centre

Run by volunteers, the centre stocks a delightful range of Catholic gifts, cards and piety objects for children and adults.

MORE >>>
The Francis Retreat logo
The Francis Retreat

A beautiful sanctuary for school retreats/camps, group retreats, conferences, training days and short stays.

MORE >>>
St Agnes' Parish Administration Centre

St Agnes’ Parish Administration Centre

Home to Parish support services such Human Resources, Information Technology, Communications, Marketing, Property Management, and School Fees Management.

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St Agnes' Parish News and Events
St Agnes’ Parish News and Events

Find out the latest news and events information from in and around St Agnes’ Parish – Port Macquarie.

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CONTACT US

Contact

For general enquiries

The email form below is for general enquiries.

If you have specific enquiries that should be directed to certain service areas within the parish, please go to their individual contact pages.

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