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.

"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 visit the office on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between 9am and 3pm if you would like to buy a copy. The book covers the work done by our priests and laity from the past until now.

St Vincent de Paul Society

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. Morning teas are held on the third Sunday of the month after the 8am Mass in the Marian Hall.

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 which is published in the Upcoming Events section of the Parish Bulletin. Parishioners are always most welcome to attend.

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).

During the lockdown, the Sunday Mass will be live-streamed on YouTube, and 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.

 You can access this on YouTube by following this link:  

Covid -19 Safety Plan 26 June 2021


Closure of Churches due to the recent spread of the Corona virus.

As of Saturday, 26th June 2021, Greater Sydney (which includes the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong, and Shellharbour) has gone into a lockdown until Saturday, 28th August at 12.01 am. Consequently, the Church is closed until further notice. The Sunday Mass will be live-streamed on Youtube. You can access this on YouTube by following this link:  

 We look forward to seeing you all again at Mass once the restrictions are lifted.

However, funerals are permitted with a limit of 10 attendees.

Weddings, however, are not permitted.

Baptisms are not permitted, except in case of emergency. Similarly, the anointing of the sick, and sick calls generally, are permitted in case of emergency only.

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.