Welcome to St Columba’s & The Holy Souls

A unique, caring and welcoming parish in North Leichhardt.

Our Mission is ‘Open to God, Reaching Out to Others’ and we seek to live this out through opportunities to participate and strengthen our spiritual and pastoral lives as individuals and together as a community of faith.

Our Church is co-located with our St Columba’s Primary School on Elswick Street between William and Allen Streets Leichhardt.

We run a successful parish based sacramental program. The parents’ involvement in the preparation of each sacrament of Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation, offers them an opportunity to walk together with their children on their spiritual journey.

Our Parish has an active Social Justice Group, St Vincent de Paul Conference and Craft Group. Opportunities for spiritual enrichment exist through participation as Eucharistic and Liturgical Ministers, the annual Lenten Program, or as a volunteer bringing the sacrament of Holy Communion to local nursing homes and the sick in the parish.

We also celebrate as a community through various social events throughout the year where celebrate and connect with each other as individuals and as a community of faith.

Fr. Peter’s Podcast

Episode 39 now available

https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-6y9cr-101c1c4

Old podcasts can be found under PUBLICATIONS/PODCASTS

ST COLUMBA’S MASSES—COVID-19 SAFE
* We will continue with QR scanning
* We have been able to increase the number of pews in the Church.
* Only one household per pew.  Please ONLY sit in pews that are labelled, and we ask that you sit closest to the wall, for social distancing and also makes it easier to wipe down between Masses.
* If you do not have a mobile phone, please arrive 10/15 mins earlier, so Ushers can add you electronically.
* If we reach capacity you will not be able to enter the Church.
* PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND MASS If you or any member of your household are unwell or exhibiting common symptoms of COVID-19.  (fever 37.5 ° or higher,  cough, sore/scratchy throat, shortness of breath, loss of smell or loss of taste)
* FACE MASKS ARE NOT MANDATORY IN PLACES OF WORSHIP, HOWEVER, YOU ARE STILL WELCOME TO WEAR ONE
* PLEASE ADHERE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING REGULATIONS BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER MASS.  PLEASE DO NOT MINGLE OUTSIDE THE CHURCH BEFORE OR AFTER MASS

Once you have checked in, please show our Ushers your check-in tick and don’t forget to check out when you leave. You’ll find more information here:
https://www.sydneycatholic.org/coronavirus-frequently-asked-questions/
and
https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/covid-safe#mandatory-registration

During this uncertain time, Clergy and faithful are encouraged to download the CovidSafe App and abide by the latest public health advisories.

PLEASE VISIT SYDNEY ARCHDIOCESE 
www.sydneycatholic.org
AND
NSW HEALTH
https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/covid-safe/places-of-worship
For up to date regulations regarding COVID-19

Live Masses can be found on
www.sydneycatholic.org/live-masses/