In the words of Pope Francis, “The parish is the presence of the Church in a given territory, an environment for hearing God’s word, for growth in the Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship and celebration. In all its activities the parish encourages and trains its members to be evangelizers.” (EG.28)
We are a community of around 10,000 Catholics living a few kilometres east of the city centre just where the Adelaide plain begins to rise toward the hills. We are a ‘community of disciples’ of the Hectorville parish whose original church, built in 1863, was the first to serve Adelaide’s eastern suburbs; the families, students and friends of St. Joseph’s school which opened in 1870. We are committed to being a community where everyone is included, and where everybody, young and old together, support one another to live the healthiest, happiest and most faith filled lives possible. Centred on Christ and his good news, we are also committed to the faith, education and wellbeing of every person, and to bringing about ‘the world God wants:’ a world where all families and persons live lives rich in love, peace, hope and care for all. In this website you will find information about our services in the areas of Faith and worship; Education; Wellbeing (physical, emotional and spiritual); Services and support; Resources and personnel.
We welcome you both to this website and to our community!
Fr. Jeevan Gabriel SMM
Annunciation Church & St Marks Church are open.
Due to the current restrictions of
1 person per 4 sqm, you are required to book
for attending any weekend masses.
ANNUNCIATION CHURCH BOOKINGS
ST MARKS CHURCH BOOKINGS
Weekday masses does not require any booking.
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS FOR 2019
This program is for 5-7yr olds and follows the Catechesis Program “To Know, Worship, and Love”, which is based on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and has a Vatican imprimatur. Session times: Sunday mornings, 9.30am – 10.30am Coordinator: Shanti , email: email@example.com
This is for children in Year 3 and older preparing for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Holy Communion. Enrolment starts from January 2019 and the lessons start from 3rd term 2019 with a Parents Information Evening. Session times: Sunday mornings, 9.30am – 10.30am Coordinator: Shanti, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
11 am Family Mass with Children’s Liturgy
follows our Sunday School and Sacramental lesson times. and we greatly encourage your families to take part in our Sunday Eucharistic Celebration. Children's liturgy is for all the children those who are in the church for the 11.00 am Family Mass.