All parishioners are invited to gather on the beach (end of Waterloo St) by 5.30pm, where Mass will begin.

 Palms will be blessed, then we will process with the Priest & Servers to the Church carrying our Palms.

At all other Masses, Mass will begin outside the Church with the Blessing of Palms & short procession into the Church.


Ditosa, a young girl from Mozambique, is cared for by her grandmother after her parents died of AIDS-related illnesses. Featured in Project Compassion 2013, Ditosa faced a challenging future with food scarcity, little education and few job prospects. In 2018, thanks to Caritas Australia’s support Ditosa has graduated from school and hopes to go to university and secure an even brighter future.
Please donate to Project Compassion 2018 and help young women like Ditosa to grow up with an education, confidence and hope, providing them with a just future.
A Just Future starts with your support! You can donate through Parish boxes and envelopes, by visiting or phoning 1800 024 413.

The Light is On

Friday Evening Reconciliation is available during Lent at all Churches where ‘The Light is On’.
“Light is a wonderful symbol of faith and the love of God, who breaks into our darkness to bring healing and peace. This light of God’s mercy is always available, in particular through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This Lent, you are invited to come to experience the healing that being forgiven brings.”
- Bishop Peter Comensoli


... MASS WILL NOW BE AT 7.30 am. This will continue for a six month trial.  If the results are the same as the Mon-Fri resultsit will become a permanent feature.

Science and Religion Talk

The Experience of Wonder and the Mystery of Nature 
Presented by Dr. John Honner & Dr. Fabien Delerue
Where: The Lakes Parish Hall, Narrabeen
When: Wednesday 4th April 2018 Time: 7.30pm until 9.00pm.
Please join us from 7pm for tea and coffee. All welcome. More information available at back of church

Help Needed

Kokoda Village is looking for another volunteer to join the Communion to the sick minister.

Please help us making a difference to our respected elderly; this is a privilege to serve , an opportunity to show a sign of support, love and relief.

Contact the Parish Office or Irma Reid on—Thanks & God Bless You.

Chrism Mass 2018

Chrism Mass 2018 The Chrism Mass will be celebrated at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 27 March at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara.
Choir for Chrism Mass:  All singers and choirs from parishes across the Diocese are warmly invited to join together to form a Diocesan Choir for the Chrism Mass.  Those who wish to gather to lead the congregation in prayerful song during this special Mass are asked to arrive by 6.15pm for rehearsal. Please contact Bella Jakubek ( at the Cathedral should you require further details.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School - Open Day


Holy Week and Easter Mass Times

Holy Thursday Thursday 29th March 2018 ·St Rose 7:30pm Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Procession of Oils, Quiet Adoration & Night Prayer
Good Friday - Friday 30th March 2018 ·10.00 am Stations of the Cross St Joseph followed by Sacrament of Reconciliation ·3.00 pm Commemoration of the Passion St Joseph
Easter Vigil - Saturday 31st March 2018 ·St Joseph’s 7:30pm
Easter Sunday Sunday 1st April 2018 ·St Rose 8:00 amand 9.30 am ·St Josephs 9:30 am ·War Vets Chapel 11.00 am Please Note there will be no Evening Masses on Easter Sunday

Thank you

to Samantha Cahill who is stepping down from this ministry.  Her time and talents have been greatly appreciated over the many years she has been guiding the little ones of our parish.Is this something you could help with?  Children’s Liturgy of the Word is for those aged 5-10 years who come to 8am Mass at St Rose on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Lesson materials and support is always provided. 
Please callparish office 9982 1058 or email


...........FOR YOU TO JOIN THE WONDERFUL CATECHIST MINISTRY What better way to “go make disciples” than by nurturing the faith of the church’s future. We still need a Catholic SRE (scripture) teacher for Year 1 at Elanora Heights Public School, Tuesdays 9.55am-10.25am Training and support provided. Please contact Alicen van Bokhoven on 9982 1058 or for further information

Connect Groups

Image us to recognize the ‘clues’ of where grace has intersected our lives. After prayer and reflection, the participants share where Jesus may be working in their lives. If you are interested in joining a group, please contact the parish office. Groups are meeting as follows: Monday: 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm   Tuesday : 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm Wednesday 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm Thursday:        9.30 am – 11.00 am,10.30 am–noon,6.30 pm - 8.00,7.00pm – 9.00 pm Friday:             9.00 am -10.30 am Saturday:        10.30 am–noon
“To Live is to Change; to be Holy is to have changed often” John Henry Newman.

Open Day St Lucy's School



Request for volunteers needed for ‘kiss n ride’ supervision in St Joseph’s Church driveway weekday mornings 8.30-9am.With the change of weekday morning Mass time, Father Rex has kindly allowed the driveway to be utilised for parents to safely drop off their children in the morning.

A 3 week trial has indicated that parents are keen to continue the practice. However, an adult needs to be there each morning from 8.30-9am to supervise the process and ensure students leave the cars safely and walk into the school.

The position requires a person to carry the signs for ‘kiss n ride’ from the church foyer (they are light weight) to the driveway and then stand at the exit to Lagoon St in a high vis vest (supplied) to assist children out of cars. Someone will show you the routine on your first time.

We need volunteers on any of these days: Wed, Thur, Fri.

Thank you Van's Bakery

We would like to acknowledge and thank Mary from Van’s Bakery, Dee Why for providing pastry items for St Rose’s monthly morning teas.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated.


Before Jesus left his disciples he gave them a final direction: “You will be witnesses for me in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8).

Giving witness always means essentially more than transmitting some theoretical knowledge. One cannot witness to the multiplication table or to a Pythagorean theorem. The testimony of the witness is always concerned with some personal experience. In juridical matters a witness may testify only what he has personally seen or heard. Even in such a juridical testimony some conviction is always implied. In order to give valid testimony, the witness, must at least be truly convinced of his own experience, that it, of what he has seen and heard.

In religious matters giving witness means much more. The witness professes his personal convictions, he lets us know that he unshakeably stands for the truths and values to which he gives witness. In religious testimony the witness always gives testimony of his own religio…


I have decided to enact a six monthly trial period of daily Mass time changes in the Parish, commencing 19th February.

A Bus Stop was erected in front of the St Joseph’s Church late last year. Now, when young mothers and fathers are dropping off their children, with less dropping off space, there are stationery cars of the daily mass goers in the driveway at St Josephs.

For a trial period, the semi-circle, in front of the church, can be used as a “kiss-and-drop” for parents with the children at St. Joseph’s, after 8.30am, Monday to Friday.

Daily Mass times, from Monday to Friday, will be at 7.30am.

This applies to St Joseph’s, as well as St Rose’s. This change will enable the few people who attend weekday masses to continue to park in front of St Joseph’s, (but not under the awning). The site will be cleared by the time the mums and dads and children arrive. A teacher from St Joseph’s will be in attendance for the “kiss-and-drop” from 8.30am. Fr Rex Curry, PP

Chrism Mass 2018 - Choir for Chrism Mass

The Chrism Mass will be celebrated at 7.30pm on Tuesday 27 March  at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara.

Choir for Chrism Mass: 
All singers and choirs from parishes across the Diocese are warmly invited to join together to form a Diocesan Choir for the Chrism Mass.  Those who wish to gather to lead the congregation in prayerful song during this special Mass are asked to arrive by 6.15pm for rehearsal. Please contact Bella Jakubek ( at the Cathedral should you require further details. Jenny Hildebrandt, Office for Evangelisation

World Youth Day 2019 Panama – Info Night

Have you heard about World Youth Day 2019 Panama?

To learn more and see what opportunities lie ahead, don't miss our Promo & Info Sessions!

We will have 3 (of the same) sessions at 3 different locations, so choose one that suits you!

Each one aims to present the finer details of the WYD pilgrimages to Panama to potential pilgrims, their parents and carers, as well as community leaders. Dates & Venues:

6 March - Our Lady of Good Counsel, Forestville7 March - Our Lady Star of the Sea, Terrigal8 March - Our Lady of Dolours, ChatswoodTime: 6:30pm – 8:30pmRSVP: