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Mass Times

Important Mass Protocols

We would like to welcome everyone to our St Agnes Catholic Church, both parishioners and visitors. However, the  number permitted to attend Masses and all church services is limited by the social distancing rules.

So it is IMPORTANT to book in for all  Masses at  our chapels and churches.

On arrival: Entry is from the side of the church please observe social distancing while waiting to be  checked in. On entry to the church sanitise your hands.

Seating: Be aware of social distancing and sit in  allocated seats. In St Agnes’ Church you will be instructed where to sit.

Singing: There is no singing.

Holy Communion: Please observe social distancing coming forward for Holy Communion which may only be given on the hand.

Masks: Personal choice, it is not compulsory.

If you are unwell, at high risk, or  have been to a COVID hotspot recently we ask that you do not attend.

Bookings for all Masses are essential and can be made by either:

  1. Calling the Presbytery Office on 6583 1024 (Monday to Friday only).
  2. Use the on-line booking system.
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New Mass Times 

Monday

No Mass

Tuesday

  • 9.30am   Residential aged care only
  • 11.00am  Residential aged care only
  • 1205pm   St Agnes’ Church, Hay Street

Wednesday

  • 9.30am    St Francis of Assisi Chapel, Lochinvar Place (celebrated as Sunday Mass)
  • 6.00pm   St Bernard’s Church, Telegraph Point (celebrated as Sunday Mass)

Thursday

  • 12.05pm  St Agnes’ Church, Hay Street
  • 4.30pm    Christ the King Chapel, Boronia Street (celebrated as Sunday Mass)

Friday 

  • 12.05pm   St Agnes’ Church, Hay Street

Saturday 

  • 6.00pm    Vigil Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Lake Cathie

Sunday 

  • 7.30am    St Agnes’ Church, Hay Street
  • 9.00am    St Agnes’ Church, Hay Street
  • 5.00pm    St Agnes’ Church, Hay Street

Reconciliation: Please book in a time

  • Friday:  11.30am—12 noon
  • Saturday:  11.30am-12.30pm

Masks & Taking of Temperature

As the number of COVID cases in New South Wales has remained low it is no longer compulsory to wear a mask to Mass.

If you are unwell, at high risk, or visited any of the hotspot areas in the past week, we ask that you do not attend.

Baptisms (By appointment and after attendance at Information Session)

Sunday 10.00am

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

Lismore Diocese
Sunday 8.00am – 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

Baptisms are held on Sunday morning.

It is important that anyone wishing to have their child baptised attends a baptism information evening. Due to the COVID19 restrictions, baptism information evenings are held via zoom conference. 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.

Unfortunately due to the current situation all School Sacraments will be postponed until further notice.

Baptisms are held on Sunday morning.

It is important that anyone wishing to have their child baptised attends a baptism information evening. Due to the COVID19 restrictions, baptism information evenings are held via zoom conference. 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.

Unfortunately due to the current situation all School Sacraments will be postponed until further notice.

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 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

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

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Centacare logo
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
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
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
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 logo
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' 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.

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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.

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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.

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The Francis Retreat logo
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

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

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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