5 July 2020 – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday: A message from the Indigenous Issues Subgroup of the St Columba’s Social Justice Group
The significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday and why we make an acknowledgement of country presented by Fay Hair, written by Fay Hair and Steve Pardey.
Fr.Peter’s Podcast – Episode 9 now available
Old podcasts can be found under PUBLICATIONS/PODCASTS
09/06/20: Weekend Masses
At this stage, no weekend Masses will resume, as a result of the current COVI-19 pandemic and social distancing regulations. We will communicate changes in the weekly bulletin, FaceBook and website.
09/06/20 FRIDAY MASS:
Fr Peter will be celebrating Mass on Fridays at 9:15am. Please email/phone the parish office with your name, phone number and home or email address by midday Wednesdays. We will respond with confirmation of your attendance. If people don’t hear back from the parish by midday Thursday, they are welcome to apply again for the following week.
There will be a register of people who attended in the foyer of the Church. Please sign next to your name.
** Please stay at home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call them in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority**
At this stage, Baptisms are postponed until September as a result of the current COVI-19 pandemic. We will communicate changes in the weekly bulletin, FaceBook and website.
09/06/20: Sacramental Programs
All Sacramental preparation programs and celebrations are postponed as a result of the current COVI-19 pandemic. We will communicate changes in the weekly bulletin, FaceBook and website.
Live Masses can be found on
St Columba’s and The Holy Souls Parish North Leichhardt is a welcoming and caring community. Though small in size and number we consider ourselves a strong community.
Our Mission is ‘Open to God, Reaching Out to Others’ and we try and live this out in the many opportunities to participate and strengthen our spiritual and pastoral lives as individuals and as a community of faith.
Our Church is co-located with our St Columba’s Primary School on the corner of Elswick and William Streets Leichhardt. We like many other schools and parishes were blessed to get a new hall which is used by the School, the Parish and community groups.
St Columba’s and The Holy Souls runs a successful parish based sacramental program. The parents involvement in the preparation of each sacrament of Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation, proves to be an opportunity to walk together with their children on their spiritual journey and build the relationship between the Church and the School.
Our Parish has an active St Vincent de Paul Conference, a Craft Group for conversation and sharing and learning new skills, and a Youth Group for our young and teenage group. Opportunities for spiritual enrichment exist through participation as Eucharistic and Liturgical Ministers, being a member of our choir, the annual Lenten Program, or as a volunteer bringing the sacrament of Holy Communion to local nursing homes and a the sick in the parish.
We also celebrate our lives as a community through scheduling social occasions where we take time to celebrate, and to connect with each other as individuals and as a community of faith.