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Welcome to St. John of God, Auburn parish
“Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And know that I am with you always; yes, to end of time.” (Matthew 28: 19-20)
Welcome to St. John of God parish.
On the 9th April 1916 the suburb of Auburn witnessed the Foundation Stone of new Church laid by his Grace, Archbishop Michael Kelly. The same year on the 3rd of December there was a solemn blessing and opening of the Church and presbytery. Under the patronage and protection of Saint John of God our parish makes the presence of the Catholic Church as a Sacrament of Salvation for all peoples.
Standing in a multicultural suburb, St. John of God church is open to everyone, welcomes everyone and cares for everyone. In order to serve no Catholic people you can find different groups in the parish, such us, St Vincent de Paul Society, Knitting group, Mary MacKillop group; or if you are Catholic or if you are thinking to become Catholic you will find and even you can be part of one of the wonderful groups in the Church: the musical choir, liturgy team, ministry of the Word, Extra-ordinary ministry of the Eucharist, the Rosary group, or you can be part of our dedicated and generous volunteers making different activities in the premises of the church like cleaning, welcoming, arranging flowers, etc.
And obviously for our Catholic parishioners, St John of God church dedicates full time to sanctify Christian life through prayers and the celebration of the Sacraments. Throughout the year, the parish offers special events to enrich our Christian faith with Bible studies, retreats, pilgrimages, Lectio Divina, Reflection on the Official Church’s documents, Study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Knowing the life of the saints, etc. etc.
We want you to come and join us in our exiting mission. Be part of us and you will see, it is true: He is always with us. Yes, let us do it together for the glory of God! After all “The only tragedy in life is not to become a saint” (Leon Bloy)
May our sweet Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, pray for us.
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM 2021 – Confirmation
This year the Sacrament of Confirmation for children of Auburn parish will take place in St Mary’s Cathedral on the 29th of August at 3:30pm. For any enquiries please contact to the sacramental team at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Pray for the candidates who are preparing to receive this wonderful sacrament.
Please note: all entering the church must leave their name and contact details for COVID-safe purposes and social distancing and hygiene measures must be observed at all times. A sign in book is placed at the front foyer of the church on a table for you to sign in to when you visit or you can use QR code place at the entrance of the church
On 27th March 2020 we lost our beloved Parish Priest Fr Raymond (Ray) Farrell. His funeral mass was on Thursday, 2nd April 2020. It was live streamed and remains here for you all to view. Please click this link to watch video of Fr Ray’s funeral.