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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.

Sacrament Dates for 2021

2021 First Reconciliation Date has been set for our Catholic students in Year 2  for Friday 5th November 2021


2021 Confirmation Date has been set for our Catholic students in Year 5/6 for Sunday 22nd August 2021.



Prayer to Joseph,

Who is Known by Many Titles


Faithful Joseph:  Teach us to listen and not be afraid to trust as you did in God's promise.

Loving Joseph:  Teach us to love courageously with a heart that is free and just.

Protector Joseph:  Teach us to protect one another and all that belongs to God.

Dreamer Joseph:  Teach us to dream a world where all are neighbors; a vision illuminated by God's light.

Teacher Joseph:  Teach us to keep the Word of God close to our hearts, and to proclaim it in word and action.

Gentle Joseph:  Teach us to be gentle with our power and strong in our tenderness.

Parent Joseph:  Teach us to be for all persons a living lesson of goodness and truth - a blessing for all generations to come.


Feast of St Joseph the Worker  1st May

By Andy Hamilton SJ


Pope Francis has dedicated this year to St Joseph. He did so after he saw how much pressure coronavirus put on many families through anxiety, unemployment and fractured relationships. He emphasises St Joseph’s role as father of his family.


When introducing the year Pope Francis described St Joseph as a father who worked to support his family and found himself in doing so. The importance of work in our lives is picked up in the Feast of St Joseph the Worker, celebrated on 1 May. 


Pope Francis also speaks of the importance that work plays in any human life:

‘Saint Joseph was a carpenter who earned an honest living to provide for his family. From him, Jesus learned the value, the dignity and the joy of what it means to eat bread that is the fruit of one’s own labour.




Term 2 Masses for the Calendar

Friday 30th April - 11:30am 

Friday 14th May - 11:30am

Monday 24th May - 11am Armidale Cathedral - 200 Years of Catholic Education

Friday 11th June - 11:30 am

Friday 25th June - 11:30am


Catholic Education is celebrating 200 years in Australia. A National Mass will also be celebrated in every state, territory and diocese on the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians on 24 May 2021. 





Catherine McAuley - We may address God as we would a dear friend to whom we owed a great deal.