Parish News

St Joseph's Parish Bulletin


Mass at St Joseph's Parish is live-streamed on YouTube by following this link:  

Please refer to the  Sacramental Dates 2021 tab above or link below for recent announcements to changes for Sacramental dates 2021.

St Vincent de Paul

Last financial year the St Joseph's Oatley St Vincent de Paul Conference made around 60 home and nursing home visits and provided financial assistance to the sick, lonely and needy. The conference appreciates the support of Father John, the St Joseph’s School community, and all our benefactors in the parish. Meetings take place in the Marian Hall once each month (usually on a Tuesday morning) on a date that is published in the Upcoming Events section of the Parish Bulletin. Parishioners are always most welcome to attend.

Be part of the St Vincent de Paul Society's Good Works. Is there a desire in you to do something more? Would you like to reach out to those in need? Our local St Vincent de Paul Society conference is seeking new members to join them in their work of serving the disadvantaged and vulnerable members of our community. Men and women of all ages are welcome to join us. For further information contact: Sue Vit on 0407 291 722.

Welcome to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Oatley

St Joseph's Catholic parish is located north of the Georges River in the St George deanery of the Archdiocese of Sydney. The Church is on the corner of Frederick and Rosa Streets, quite close to the main shopping centre and about five minute's walk from Oatley Railway Station.

Parish Priest: Fr Paul Hilder

Everyone is welcome to join the Parish family. If you are new to the Parish please make yourself known to us either by phoning the office 9580 1864 or emailing


St. Joseph’s Mass Times

Saturday Vigil: 5:00 pm        Sunday:  8 am and 10 am.

Weekday Masses: at 8 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday.

Thursday: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction from 11 am and Mass at 12 md.

Public Holidays: 9 am only

Confessions are now available before the 5 pm Vigil Mass (4 pm to 4.45 pm).


The Vigil Mass will continue to be live-streamed on YouTube, and if you are unable to attend Mass physically, you are encouraged to connect prayerfully to this medium.  The streaming will begin at 5 pm on Saturday and can be accessed at any time after the Mass has concluded via this link:  



With the news that NSW has now reached 80% double vaccination, the Sydney Archdiocese has advised that public Masses and other services are able to recommence for all who wish to attend.

So it is with great excitement that we can let you know that our church will be open for Masses and we look forward to warmly welcoming everyone back.

As the 1 person per 4sqm rule will apply, there can only be a maximum of 40 people in the church for each Mass. To help with numbers, we will also be opening Marion Hall for the Saturday Vigil Mass and the Sunday Mass. People there will be able to view the live-streamed Mass and receive Holy Communion. This venue is limited to 20 people.


When you arrive for Mass at the Church or the Hall, you will also need to use the QR code OR use the ‘pen and paper’ system for official registration. This is the NSW Government compliance requirement.

Following is further information that you need to know to comply with the NSW Government requirements.

Arriving at the Church (or the Hall)

You are required to :

  • be wearing a mask

  • check-in using the QR Code OR put your details on the sign-in sheet

Keeping Everyone Safe

In order to keep everyone safe, we will:

  • maintain physical distance between parishioners by using every second pew

  • only have a maximum of 5 people per pew

  • provide QR Code signs at the entry to the church

  • have hand sanitiser available

  • open windows and use fans to increase ventilation

  • require masks to be worn

  • have NO congregational singing

  • clean the pews and other surfaces at the conclusion of each Mass

We are so looking forward to seeing everyone back at church.  Be assured that we will be doing all that we possibly can to ensure a safe environment for all. 

Below is a picture of Mass being live-streamed to our Children. Mass is also streamed on Thursdays at 12 md for the teachers and children of St. Joseph’s School. Parishioners may also wish to view this mass online or alternatively attend the midday mass each Thursday.

Commitment to Safeguarding Children

We are committed to making our parish a safe place for our children. Child sexual abuse is a crime. The appropriate people to deal with a crime are the police. If you, or anyone you know, have been abused, please contact the police. Alternatively, you can contact the Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office at (02) 9390 5810 or You may also want to speak to your Parish Priest who will be able to provide support and guidance. The Archdiocese has a legal obligation to report crimes to the police.

"The History of St Joseph’s Parish Oatley"

Written by Norm Windred is available for purchase from the Presbytery at a cost of $20. Please email the office at  if you would like to buy a copy. The book covers the work done by our priests and laity from the past until now.