Mary's House - June Update



Mary’s House has been working hard these past few weeks to bed down our internal procedures. We have a very experienced temporary person to oversee and advise our three case workers in their assessment of the many applicants recently seeking accommodation in Mary’s House. We are also currently seeking an experienced person as Executive Officer. Ten applicants for accommodation have been assessed in the last 2-3 weeks. Bearing in mind that our mission is to provide emergency accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence, if a woman is homeless or needing drug and alcohol services, we work to refer her into a suitable situation other than Mary’s House. We have beds free at the moment and are accepting referrals from all over NSW. Two women and their children are due to come into Mary’s House this week. Our number to call for referrals is (02)89372093


As we approach the end of the financial year, remember that any donation you make to Mary’s House is fully tax-deductible. You can follow our progress on our website: on Instagram or Facebook @maryshousesydney

Women's Night of Spirituality


Join us for an evening of inspiration told in Story & Song.

7.30-9.30pm on Tuesday the 17th of October
St Mary's Catholic Church

Light Supper to follow.

Limited parking available, free admission.

Guest speakers for 2017:

Jo Karaolis: Jo is a long-time educator, her working life including 13 years as headmistress of St Catherine's Waverley and 10 years as Principal of St Lucy's, a catholic primary school.

Katie Kelly OAM: Katie has a deep commitment to projects that promote healthier lifestyles, particulary access to sports for children's disability in the indigenous communities.

Lillian Leigh: Lillian Leigh is a Sydney lawyer, wife and mother. For over a decade as a consumer advocate, Lillian provided legal services to disadvantaged people in Australia. When she was diagnosed in her early 30's with a rare lung cancer, advocacy for lung and rare cancers became her passion.


Jenny Boland AM: Master of Ceremonies
Parishioner for 50 years. A judge who is also actively involved in working for a number of community organisations.

Diary Dates 2017

Diary Dates 2017 - Updated 13 September


Sun 25 Reconciliation | FHC                   St Mary's
Sun 25 Laudato Si Mass                        St Mary's 1800

Sun 09 Spanish/ Latin American Mass   St Mary's 1100
Sun 23 Aboriginal & Indigenous            St Mary's 1800
Mon 31 St Ignatius Feast Day                                

Sun 13 Confirmation                            St Mary's
Sun 20 Confirmation                            St Mary's
Sat 09  Jesuit Mission Indian Bazaar Riverview
Sun 24 -  Stella Maris Mass                      Star of the Sea

Sun 15 Diwali Mass                              St Mary's
Tues 17 Women's Night of Spirituality    St Mary's
Sun 29  Emerton Community Mass  Holy Family


Tues 7  Melbourne Cup High Tea          Ron Dyer Centre
Sun 3   St Francis Xavier Feast Day
Wed 13 Advent Concert                       St Mary's

Thu 21 Advent Reconciliation               St Mary's
Mon 25 Christmas