Marcel De Maria has been nominated as a Westfield Local Hero and the outcome of a public vote will determine the three successful 2020 nominees for Westfield Burwood. If he is successful, Gift of Bread will be awarded a $10,000 grant to support their work. Please go to the link below (Westfield Burwood webpage) and scroll […]

New dates for Plenary Council

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic the National Plenary Council Assembly has been postponed to October 2021(Adelaide) and April 2022 (Sydney). The discernment papers foundational to the development of the working paper and ultimately the agenda for the Assembly are available on the National Plenary Council webpage under the Discernment tab:

Restrictions eased on Churches

Up to 50 people are now allowed to attend Mass or private prayer in a church with further restrictions eased from 1st July. Up to 50 people can now also attend baptisms and funerals and 20 attend weddings with that number also increasing from 1st July. Please stay tuned for an update next week for[…..]

Grief care events

I’m attaching 4 new flyers for Grief Care events to be hosted over Zoom.As you will see in the flyers, my approach at the moment is to promote the seminars/groups without set date/time. People are invited to get in touch with me if they are interested and I will tailor accordingly. Leonie Duck The[…..]


In these unprecedented times of social distancing we do not need to feel isolated and alone.As the outbreak of COVID-19 impacts Australian communities, the focus is on protecting those who are vulnerable or at risk. Social distancing can create a sense of loneliness, particularly if we live by ourselves and are unable to get out[…..]

Hope Campaign

I am writing to you from St Martha’s Parish Strathfield to seek your assistance in promoting our Hope Campaign across the Archdiocese to encourage everyone to spread and carry Hope especially in these uncertain times. Attached is a flyer which outlines the Hope Initiative along with a link to the Catholic Weekly story about what[…..]