St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church Toongabbie

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.

As we all know, the government is putting measures in to prevent spreading the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) by ceasing most of the public gatherings including the Holy Mass.

Watch LIVE Daily Mass celebrated by Pope Francis on Shalom World TV using the app on Play store or App store, Roku or shalomworld.org/specialevent/daily-mass

Click here to download the flyer

Mass Times Live Broadcast times:

10:00AM & 4:55PM (AEDT)

There will also be a repeat telecast for those who could not participate in the live telecast. 

10:00PM (AEDT) 

To Parishioners of St Anthony’s and our neighbours in the local community.

Hi, we are a group of parishioners. We are gathering names of people who either need help
and connection or are able to provide help or connection.

In these times of social distancing and self-isolation many people are unable to do their own
shopping, pick up prescriptions and are lonely from lack of contact. Also, there are many
people who have the time and ability to help them out.

This is an attempt to try to connect these people so that we can all support each other.

If you need help or are able to give help please consider filling in this form.

We will keep your details private except to the extent required for someone to contact you.

We will not use your data for any other purpose.

We will contact you after you have completed this form to discuss how you can help/be helped
and to match you up with someone.

If you know of someone else in our local community who might need assistance, please let
them know that they can fill in this form.

Please Click Here to go to the Form

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.

Even though church buildings have been closed and public Masses suspended, you can still view Sunday Mass using your desktop, tablet or mobile device
 
You are invited to watch a livestream of Sunday Mass with Bishop Vincent. The private Mass starts 10am on Sunday 29 Sunday March, the Fifth Sunday of Lent.
 
 
Readings for the Mass, provided by Universalis, can be found here.
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