Our 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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Mass and Confession Times

Mass Livestream: Click here to see the latest updates St. Benedict's Church Corner of Justin and Neville Street, Smithfield, New South Wales, Australia. MASSES Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9.15am Wednesday: 7pm Saturday Vigil: 6pm Sunday: 9am (Italian); 10.30am and 6pm Weekday Public Holidays: 10.30am First Friday: 7pm Children Mass: 4th ...
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History

Up until the 1860’s, the Catholics of Smithfield were served by priests from Parramatta, and attended religious services at St. Brigid’s, Blacktown; St Michael’s, Baulkham Hills; and Temporary Church of the Reservoir, Prospect. By the early 1870’s the population of Smithfield grew to 300 where, assuming, a large proportion were ...
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About Us

Click here to see our locations! In 1949 the Benedictine Fathers of Sri Lanka were looking for a place in Australia to expand their activities. Cardinal Gilroy, Archbishop of Sydney, offered them the district of Smithfield. The year 2003 would be the last year that the Benedictines would serve and ...
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Pauline Fathers

The Order of St Paul the First Hermit (Ordo Sancti Pauli Primae Eremitae O.S.P.P.E) also known as the Pauline Fathers is a Monastic order that was founded in the 13th century in Hungry by the Blessed Eusebius of Esztergom. St Gertrude's Parish has been under the guidance of the Pauline ...
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Governance

At the parish of St. Gertrude's we have a number of roles to which we welcome our parishioners to participate in to assist with the leadership of our parish. This are engaged in though the various committees at the Parish ...
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Photo Gallery

The Parish of St. Gertrude has been blessed with many wonderful and memorable events and moments. A few of these are captured in these photos that we would like to share with you ...
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360° Virtual Tour of St. Benedict’s

A 360° Virtual Tour of St. Benedict's has been created using Google Street view. You can now use it to virtually walk between several points inside and outside the church. Check it out at below;  ...
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