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Our churches and chapels are again open for Mass and Reconciliation:

In line with the NSW Government changes around the easing of restrictions, as of Monday 18 October parishioners and visitors to our parish churches and chapels will no longer be required to present proof of vaccination. Requirements around checking-in, mask wearing, physical distancing and hygiene remain the same. Please stay at home if you are unwell.

Weekday Masses

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday:
9.30am Residential aged care only
11.00am Residential aged care only
12.05pm St Agnes’ Church

Wednesday:
9.30am St Francis of Assisi Chapel (celebrated as Sunday Mass)
6.00pm St Bernard’s Church (celebrated as Sunday Mass)

Thursday:
12.05pm St Agnes’ Church
4.30pm Christ the King Chapel (celebrated as Sunday Mass)

Friday: 12.05pm St Agnes’ Church

Reconciliation
Friday 11.30am – 12noon – St Agnes’ Catholic Church.
Saturday 11.30am-12.30pm – St Agnes’ Catholic Church.

Weekend Masses

Saturday:
Vigil Mass – 6.00pm – St Mary, Star of the Sea Church, Lake Cathie

Sunday:
Mass – 7.30am, 9.00am and 5.00pm – St Agnes’ Catholic Church, Hay Street

The current COVID safety rules for attending Mass are:

  • Masks are mandatory. Sanitise your hands prior to entering.
  • Attendees must check in for Mass via the QR code available at the entrances of the church or chapels OR sign in with your contact details on the forms provided. Please ensure you print your name and contact number legibly.
  • One person per 4sqm rule applies. The capacity in St Agnes’ Catholic Church is 100 people so those first to arrive will be able to be seated in the church. Seating is designated according to a set number of people per seat. Please take note of the signage and sit where directed to maintain the required distance. Could families of 4 or more, please sit upstairs in the choir loft.
  • No singing is permitted. Do not shake hands, hug or kiss at sign of peace.
  • Communion cannot be distributed on the tongue.
  • All visitors (including those who use the QR code) need to make themselves known, prior to entering the church and chapels.

If you are unwell or have any cold/flu-like symptoms please do not attend.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Presbytery Office on 6583 1024.

Below are links to opportunities for spiritual communion through Gospel Reflections, recorded and live streamed Masses:

Lismore Diocese
Sunday 9.00am – Live streamed with our Bishop Greg Homeming as celebrant https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYxOjNyku4JCI08vfeTq-fQ

St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne
Daily Mass 1.00pm – Live streamed daily (Monday to Friday) and then available as a recording on demand until one hour prior to the next 1.00pm Mass.
Sunday Mass
Sundays 11.00am Mass – Live streamed and then available as a recording on demand https://melbournecatholic.org.au/Mass

St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane
Sunday 10.00am from the Cathedral
https://brisbanecatholic.org.au/multimedia/web-cast/

Daily Mass on Demand
Accessible via Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYRq7AjVimr-hcHFJD_HVaQ

View Fr Paul’s Gospel Reflections and other Faith Resources here
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sacraments

Sacraments

Baptisms are held on Sunday morning.

It is important that anyone wishing to have their child baptised attends a baptism information evening.

Baptism information nights will be held on a Thursday evening commencing at 6.00pm in St Agnes’ Church on the following dates:

  • 27 May
  • 24 June
  • 22 July
  • 26 August
  • 23 September
  • 28 October
  • 25 November

No information Evening in December

Anyone wishing to be a part of one of the information evenings will need to contact the Presbytery Office via email [email protected] or on 6583 1024.

ENQUIRIES & BOOKINGS:

St Agnes’ Parish Presbytery Office
PO Box 23
Port Macquarie NSW 2444
(02) 6583 1024
[email protected]

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.

For further information on this weekend, please contact the  St Agnes’ Presbytery Office on (02) 6583 1024 or via email [email protected]

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.

School Sacraments 2021

Penance 2022

Dates: TBC

First Holy Communion

Dates: TBC

Confirmation 2021

Dates: 2, 3 & 4 August for Year 3+

*All Sacrament dates are subject to change

Please contact Peta Rourke on 0400 420 614 for any further enquiries.

Baptisms are held on Sunday morning.

It is important that anyone wishing to have their child baptised attends a baptism information evening.

Baptism information nights will be held on a Thursday evening commencing at 6.00pm in St Agnes’ Church on the following dates:

  • 27 May
  • 24 June
  • 22 July
  • 26 August
  • 23 September
  • 28 October
  • 25 November

No information Evening in December

Anyone wishing to be a part of one of the information evenings will need to contact the Presbytery Office via email [email protected] or on 6583 1024.

ENQUIRIES & BOOKINGS:

St Agnes’ Parish Presbytery Office
PO Box 23
Port Macquarie NSW 2444
(02) 6583 1024
[email protected]

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.

For further information on this weekend, please contact the  St Agnes’ Presbytery Office on (02) 6583 1024 or via email [email protected]

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.

School Sacraments 2021

Penance 2022

Dates: TBC

First Holy Communion

Dates: TBC

Confirmation 2021

Dates: 2, 3 & 4 August for Year 3+

*All Sacrament dates are subject to change

Please contact Peta Rourke on 0400 420 614 for any further enquiries.

ABOUT St AGNES’ PARISH

About our Parish

St Agnes’ Catholic Parish Port Macquarie

Welcome to St Agnes’ Catholic 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’ Catholic 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’ Catholic Parish provides meaningful services across the full spectrum of life in ministry, education, childcare, aged care, family support, disability, employment and training.

St Agnes’ Catholic 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.

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St Agnes’ Parish Pastoral Office

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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

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Port Macquarie Youth Hub

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Youth United

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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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Our services include aged care, disability services, family and youth programs are delivered to improve quality of life and empower people to achieve their lifestyle goals and feel joy within themselves.

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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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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
St Joseph’s Family Services

Innovative and inclusive early education and family day care services.

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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.

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Understanding Faith

Understanding Faith

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

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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.

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Youth United

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

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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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