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St Patrick's Church Walcha 

For Baptism or Marriage enquiries phone Monsignor Ted Wilkes 67784070.


Monsignor Ted Wilkes would like to invite parishioners to Sunday Mass 10am.

Covid-19 restrictions for Mass are in place.


Term 2 Mass Dates

Friday 13th May: Mass and Blessed Exposition at 11.30am

Thursday 26th May: Catholic Schools Week Mass (Armidale) at 11.00am

Friday 10th June: Mass at 11.30am

Friday 24th June: Mass-Feast of the Sacred Heart at 11.30am



Easter's fifty days if joyful celebration continues for another three weeks. During this time we are reminded over and over how close the risen Jesus is to us.


Eastertime will conclude at the end of autumn. Our days are getting shorter and colder. In some parts of our country, trees may have lost their leaves or leaves still on trees might be colourful shades of green, gold, red and brown. In others, many native plants have bloomed into flower. We have seen an eastertime filled with wonderful changes in our seasons and in nature, and also with God's message of resurrection and new life. There are many reasons for us to continue to sing "Alleluia!"


The coming of the Holy Spirit at pentecost is celebrated on Sunday, June 5, ending the Easter Season. We celebrate Ascension on the Sunday before Pentecost day. The week between Ascension and Pentecost is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. During this week, we prayer that all Christian churches will one day be united.





Loving and glorious God,

we praise you with Easter joy

because Christ is our redeemer.

Through the eucharist we live with risen life

and share the mission of your son.

Keep us faithful to Jesus

who is always with us.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. 



Mass and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - 13th May (tomorrow) at 11:30am, St Patrick's Church

Our first K-6 School Mass for this term is tomorrow in St Patrick's Church beginning at 11.30am. During the Mass, we will be spending some time in thought and prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. You are definitely invited to come and join us celebrating this Mass.


Sacrament Dates for 2022

2022 First Eucharist Date has been set for our Catholic students in Year 3 for Sunday 19th June 2022.

First Eucharist

A note will be sent home to the families of all eligible First Eucharist candidates in Year 3 tomorrow. The information in this document will outline all aspects that is associated with this program. If you have any questions/queries in regards to the Sacrament of First Eucharist, please feel free to contact Mr Hyatt.

Thursday 26 May 2022 Armidale Diocese Catholic Schools Week Deanery Mass

Catholic Schools Week is fast approaching and as part of this celebration of Catholic schools in the Armidale Diocese, all schools in our deanery will be celebrating Mass at the cathedral on Thursday 26th May commencing at 11.00am. It will be a very busy day indeed as our Years 3-6 Choir will be competing at the Armidale Eisteddfod at 10.15am and straight after that they will be heading to the cathedral to take part in this celebration. Notes will be going home with more information via COMPASS on Monday.





Catherine McAuley

Catherine’s spirituality was centred on the mercy of God…prayer in action…action in prayer.