Parish News

Dempsey Medal awarded to Noel Debien, Director of Music at St Francis of Assisi, Paddington

The Archbishop awards the Dempsey Medal for outstanding service or witness to parish, diocese or community, it is intended to recognise those who have made an outstanding contribution in the context of their local parish. Noel has made this outstanding contribution both in his role as Music Director and as a religion specialist with the ABC's radio religion and ethics unit.  Noel received this accolade on Sunday 29 July 2018 from Archbishop Fisher at the Cathedral. Congratulations Noel.Image-people debien noel-Dempsey Medal2

Threading faith through everyday life

An article from the Catholic Weekly featuring our own Fr Paul and students and staff of St Francis of Assisi Regional Primary School. 

The Joy of the Gospel

Small yet strong in the love of God, like Saint Francis of Assisi, all of us, as Christians, are called to watch over and protect the fragile world in which we live, and all its peoples.

I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security.

See the information on Pope Francis' writing on the mission of the Church -Evangelii Gaudium - which means the Joy of the Gospel.

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Teach the Gospel to our Children - Become a Catechist

Right now we need support from people in the community to help us administer this wonderful and necessary program. What you need to know:

  • Weekly committment of 1 hour.
  • Great team to work with.
  • No teaching experience required.
  • All resources and instruction provided.


St Francis and St Joseph proudly supports the children in our Parish area by coordinating the weekly catechist ministry, which visits the local primary State Schools to teach the catholic faith and help prepare students for the reception of the sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation. 


Double Bay Community Mass

DoubleBay2The Double Bay Community is part of the Edgecliff Parish. 

The Eucharest is celebrated in the Uniting Church Chapel in the Chapel Court building located  on the corner of Cross St and Transvaal Ave every Sunday at 8:45am.

It is a small but vibrant part of the Edgecliff parish community.

View the location of the Uniting Church Chapel here.