With great sadness, we announce the loss of our beloved Parish Priest, Fr Isidore at 1:15am this morning (20th Jan 2021).
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul rest in peace.
Funeral details to follow.

Welcome to Mater Dei Blakehurst & St Raphael Hurstville South

Welcome to Our Parish
We have a wonderful Parish with a true spirit of community, compassion and care for each other. We are guided by our faith and I am forever grateful to God for the many wonderful gifts we have and the many kind and generous people that are such a key part of our identity as a Church.

In all that we do let us strive to grow in true holiness, opening our hearts to the mystery and wonder of our Lord.

I pray that each of us from the youngest to the most senior members of our community will be filled by the goodness of God.

Everyone is welcome at our parishes of Mater Dei and St Raphael. I invite all who live nearby, have children at the school or who would just like to join us and become part of our community. May the Lord continue to bless all we do to build the kingdom of God in all aspects of our lives. Fr Isidore Anantharaj

COVID-19 Update
In keeping with NSW Health directives, anyone attending a church now
must wear a face mask. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from
this rule, but are encouraged to wear face masks where practicable.
NSW Health can impose a $200 fine on each individual failing to abide by this rule.
Up to 100 people can attend Masses as well as other
ceremonies including funerals, baptisms and weddings, providing a four square metre rule is observed.
QR codes are now compulsory for churches to ensure there is a record
kept for all attendees. However in cases where you have parishioners
unable to use a QR code, in these cases, the parish must keep an electronic record of that person’s name and contact details.
You’ll find more information here:
https://www.sydneycatholic.org/coronavirus-frequently-asked-questions/

In order to register via the QR code you have to first download the Service NSW App to create an account.

The National Coronavirus Helpline also provides support, information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Email: support@covidsafe.gov.au
Telephone:1800 020 080
Website:COVIDSafe online help
COVIDSafe helps you and all of our communities. Assist health officials to quickly understand and tackle the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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We warmly welcome all Parishioners and Visitors to our Church. If you are new to our Parish, please make sure to register your family at the Parish Office. You may access the Parish Registration Form from our website or collect one from the foyer.

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Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office

The focus of the Safeguarding   Office is the prevention of abuse and harm to children, young people and the vulnerable within our Archdiocese. If you or a person close to you has been abused by someone working or ministering within the Archdiocese of Sydney, we invite you to contact us. We will listen to you respectfully, offer support and discuss the options you have available to you. Please contact the Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity  Office on (02)93905812 or safeguardingenquiries@sydneycatholic.org

You may also want to speak to your Parish Priest, Fr Isidore (040 886 3066) who will be able to provide support and guidance. The Archdiocese has a legal obligation to report crimes to the   police.