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We, the Church of St Anthony of Padua, are called to a greater realisation of the Kingdom of God and to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.

 

St. Anthony's in the Market-place is exactly that. The church is nestled amongst the shops and close to the main western railway line in the town of Toongabbie NSW. The name Toongabbie comes from the Aboriginal language and it means: the Meeting of the Waters or Near the Water.

The parishioners and parish team of St Anthony of Padua in Toongabbie acknowledge the Toogagal people of the Dharug nation, the Traditional Owners who have walked upon and cared for this land for thousands of years. We acknowledge the continued deep spiritual attachment and relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to this country and commit ourselves to the ongoing journey of Reconciliation.

We are a Catholic Christian Community striving to be a place of welcome and belonging and participative worship. We aspire to be sensitive to those who feel isolated and alienated. Self-help groups as well as other faith-community groups fulfil a big need in nurturing people and providing people with meaning and a belief-system.

The Sunday Eucharist is at the core of our faith. By following the Common Lectionary over a three year cycle, our community opens the Scriptures to reveal the wonder of Christ still working to bring about His Kingdom. The other Sacraments of the Church - Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Marriage, Ordination and the Anointing of the Sick mark God's blessing on us at key moments in our lives as Catholics.

To mark the centenary of the apparitions in Fatima, a relic of St Anthony of Padua, vererated by both Sr Lucy of Fatima and Pope Francis will be visiting our parish on Wednesday 21 June.

Mass will be celebrated at 9.30am and 7.30pm with time for personal prayer and veneration. 

Please contact the parish office for further informaton.

Mass for St Anthony of Padua Feast Day 13 June 9:30am and 7:00pm

Mass and Novena will be held on the following dates at 7pm 13, 14, 15, 16, 19 & 20 June. Saturday 17 June Mass 5.30pm / Novena 7.00pm. Sunday 18 June Mass 8.00 and 10.00am and Mass and Novena 7.00pm.

The Novena prayer will be said at the 9.30am Mass Wednesday 21 June.