Catholic Parish located in the heart of the Diocese of Parramatta, in the outer western suburbs of Sydney.
Explore our website to view more information about the services we offer on-site for the community.
We are proudly one of the most culturally diverse and vibrant Catholic Communities within the Diocese of Parramatta, located in the heart of Sydney and Mt Druitt.
Established 1st June 1965, under the leadership of Fr Patrick Archbold (1965-1977), the parish now comprises of at least 800 regular parishioners, a number of services, agencies, ethnic communities, and various ministries to help meet the needs of the local community.
On-site, we have the Catholic Church and Parish Office, a Pre-School and Primary School, the Ignite Food Store & Co-op Shop (Jesuit Social Services), St Vincent De Paul Hub, Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation, Aboriginal Catholic Services (Catholic Care Social Services), and the Men's Shed.
The parish runs various programs for individuals, families and communities. Some of these include: Church services, Sacramental preparations, Family Holiday Programs, counselling and welfare services, to name a few. This account brushes lightly over many of these activities and cannot mention all that is done in particular communities within the parish, notable the Tongan, Samoan, Filipino, and Aboriginal communities.
There's something for everyone.
IMPORTANT UPDATE 29/05/2020
Dear Families and Friends in Faith,
As of Monday 1st June, 2020, with the given restrictions we wish to inform you that until further notice:
1. The church doors will open for private prayer:
Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm
2. Weekday Masses will commence:
Monday & Thursday: 8.30am
Tuesday & Wednesday: 6.00pm
Friday & Saturday: 9.00am
NOTE: Only 50 people are permitted in the church at any one time. There is no booking process. It will be based on a first come/first serve system.
There will be a sign in/sign out sheet at the door of the church, where you MUST register your details upon your visit.
4. Baptisms, Sacrament of Reconciliation, and Marriages will continue by appointment only, and following the restrictions of the government.
5. 50 mourners are permitted for funerals, in addition to clergy and funeral directors.
Fr Gregory Jacobs SJ
As a reminder, Catholics from the Diocese of Parramatta are from 20 March 2020 dispensed from their Sunday Mass obligation until further notice (Canon 1248 S2 and Catechism 2181).
Finding God in all things
- St Ignatius of Loyola
252-254 Luxford Road,
Emerton NSW 2770
Holy Family Centre -
11 Emert Pde, Emerton NSW 2770
Tel: 02 9628 7272
Fax: 02 9628 6139
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM