The Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from 8 December 2020 to
8 December 2021.
As per the NSW Government, the stay at home direction (the Sydney Lockdown) applies to all who live in Greater Sydney until the end of September, 2021.
As a result, places of worship are closed to members of the public until further notice.
To assist you with your Sunday obligations, you can view the live-stream of the following on this facebook page (https://m.facebook.com/brendanbankstown.sydney):
10am Mass (English)
5pm Mass (Vietnamese)
In addition, you can view the previous masses that were recorded on the video player below.
Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to see you all back at the parish once the lockdown has ended.
Prayer for Protection during the Coronavirus Pandemic
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
— Francis, Soverign Pontiff