We continue this week calling awareness to the marriage plebiscite.  Please see links at the bottom of our website or on the home page for more information.  This October will be a month of Prayer and Fasting for Marriage and Families.  There will be in particular: Rosary 15 minutes before weekday Masses in Smithfield during… Read More


Yesterday was a very enjoyable Charity Night/Spaghetti Night at the Montefano Hall with over 200 people attending the event.  The evening included a wonderful meal (including spaghetti of course), live music and dancing along with the fundraising activities.  We would like to take our hats off to all those from the Italian Catholic Federation that… Read More


Thank you to all who came and joined Fr Jarek in celebrating his 25th Anniversary of Ordination last Friday. A special thanks to everyone who were involved in preparing and helping to make this celebration a beautiful and successful evening. This week we continue to draw everyone’s attention to the marriage plebiscite as the survey… Read More


It is with deep sadness that we announce that Fr Simon Aloisi died, quickly and peacefully, around 5.30pm on Friday 8 September 2017. Fr Simon had served as an assistant priest at Arcadia and Smithfield for many years, and was parish priest of Arcadia for a period. Fr Simon had great devotion to Our Lady… Read More


One of our young parishioners won entries in the competition to have pictures they had draw be part of a new booklet on Safeguarding.  She can be seen with the Archbishop Anthony Fisher in the above photo (one of her drawings is in the background).  The full story can be found in the Catholic Weekly.… Read More


The Coalition for Marriage in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Sydney have put out a new informational flyer about the coming Marriage Plebiscite.  It highlights some of the consequences of voting yes or no.  If you vote yes: Loss of freedom of speech. Loss of freedom of religion. Parents won’t be able to oppose radical… Read More


Child Protection Sunday, 10 September 2017 Child Protection Sunday, the pinnacle event in the parishes to celebrate Child Protection Week 4-10 September, 2017. The theme this year is ‘See Me, Hear Me’, giving a voice to children and young people in relation to what they need adults to do to help keep them safe. Prayer… Read More


On the 8th of September, The birthday of Our Lady, during the evening mass the Parish of St. Gertrude’s celebrated both the 300 years since the crowning of the Icon of the Black Madonna, and the 25th Anniversary of Ordination of its parish priest, Fr. Jarek Zan. We as a parish would like to thank… Read More