Here at St. Gertrude’s Parish we have a deep commitment to our mission of serving the people of God and towards this end we provide a number of services to our community.’

“We the people of St Gertrude’s Parish are a Catholic Community in South West Sydney, mindful of our history, with a concern for ecumenical issues.     We are called to; Nurture faith development in the whole life of all our community, Celebrate God’s love for us in the person of Jesus in both Word and Sacrament and Evangelise by proclaiming the joy of salvation to the wider community.”

– Parish Mission Statement

St. Benedict’s Shrine

The Church of St. Benedict's Smithfield is an official shrine of the Archdiocese of Sydney. St Benedict “the messenger of peace, the promoter of unity, the teacher of civilisation, the herald of Christian religion”. (Pope Paul VI) To honor St. Benedict every Wednesday at 6:00pm the mass of the feast ...
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Catechists

Working as a Catechist helps me grow in my journey of faith. The lesson preparation time gives me the opportunity to reflect and develop a relationship with Jesus. Often it’s the children, through their enthusiasm, who minister me. (K.S.) For more information on how to become a Catechist - please ...
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Ministry at Mass

There are many opportunities for you to become involved in any of our Parish Ministries and we encourage you to join us. We also wish to extend an invitation to our parish youth to join us. Listed below are the positions we seek to provide. If you would like information ...
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Kids Alive Choir

The Kids Alive Choir is a not-for-profit organisation. Classes are held every Friday during the school term (unless advised otherwise). During these lessons the children learn to improve their music skills, and practise hymns for upcoming masses. The Kids Alive Choir is an initiative for children from 6-13 years of ...
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R.C.I.A

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process with a fourfold purpose: For the unbaptised, the process provides the spiritual background and support to become a fully initiated Roman Catholic. For those baptised in another Faith, the process provides a new environment for conversion. For those baptised as ...
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Sacramental Program

The Sacraments are a key part of church life and are celebrated within our Parish church community. Each year St Gertrude’s Parish offers a special program to help candidates and families prepare for the celebration of the Sacraments of First Reconciliation (Confession), First Holy Communion (Eucharist), and Confirmation. This programme ...
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Schools

Our Parish can be rightly proud of all our Catholic Schools. An enormous effort has been put into Catholic education over the years and our Parish has been the driving force behind the building of Mary MacKillop College Wakeley and the establishment of the Fairfield Cluster of Catholic Schools. The ...
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