You’re Invited!

Join families of the parish at Mass and for a meal! 

In June, coinciding with world meeting of families, we will be celebrating the conclusion of the family year on June 25th and 26th. The Parish Pastoral Councils will be hosting family events after Mass on the weekend of 25/26 June. We invite all families and members of the parish to attend these special events! Please RSVP by putting your name on the sheets at the churches or by phoning the Parish Office on 02 5507 4048.

St Brigid’s Parish will host a Family Mass on Saturday 25 June at 5pm in St Brigid’s Church, Branxton followed by a BBQ supper in the hall. 

St Patrick’s Parish will host a Family Mass on Sunday 26 June at 10am in St Patrick’s Church, Singleton followed by a BBQ lunch in the College hall. 

Family Love: Vocation and Path to Holiness.

Heavenly Father, We come before You to praise You and to thank You for the great gift of the family.

We pray to You for all families consecrated by the Sacrament of Matrimony. May they rediscover each day the grace they have received, and as small domestic Churches, may they know how to witness to Your presence and to the love with which Christ loves the Church.

We pray to You for all families faced with difficulty and suffering caused by illness or circumstances of which only You know. Sustain them and make them aware of the path to holiness upon which You call them, so that they might experience Your infinite mercy and find new ways to grow in love.

We pray to You for children and young people: may they encounter You and respond joyfully to the vocation You have in mind for them; We pray for parents and grandparents: may they be aware that they are signs of the fatherhood and motherhood of God in caring for the children who, in body and spirit, You entrust to them; and for the experience of fraternity that the family can give to the world.

Lord, grant that each family might live their specific vocation to holiness in the Church as a call to become missionary disciples, in the service of life and peace, in communion with our priests, religious, and all vocations in the Church.

Bless the World Meeting of Families. Amen.

Official prayer for the X World Meeting of Families 22-26 June 2022