Holy Cross is a welcoming, supportive and vibrant community of people who come together to share our faith in Jesus and to live it out by loving all around us. Our faith in Jesus is strengthened and renewed through our celebration of the sacraments of the Catholic Church, particularly the Holy Mass and Reconciliation. Our hope and prayer is that all people will come to be in a deep loving relationship with Jesus Christ and have a strong devotion to His holy mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The joy of believing in Jesus that fills our hearts overflows into service to those around us as expressed through our many group activities. These include our men’s group, women’s group, children’s Mass, Rosary group, adult catechesis, adoration, solemn benediction, parish choir, altarserver’s club, parish working bees, sacramental programs and our annual celebration of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on 14 September.
We welcome all to our parish community and look forward to walking with you on your faith journey.
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S
We are a welcoming, inclusive, community-based congregation that seeks to reflect the charism of St Francis and St Clare. All are welcome to come and celebrate in the Franciscan tradition. Please come and join us for mass at St Francis (Paddington), St Joseph (Edgecliff) or for the Double Bay Community mass (Uniting Church Chapel, Corner of Cross St and Transvaal Ave, Double Bay).
We have many active groups including our catechist, sacramental and RCIA programs and community outreach through our commitment to working and volunteering for Cana, Canice’s Kitchen and St Vincent de Paul. If you would like to learn more about our Parish Groups and the work we do more information is available on our site or by contacting the Parish Office.
Waverley Parish is a sign of God’s love for all people. We welcome and care for all as a community which embraces the Gospel of Jesus in the spirit of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi.
Our Lady Star of the Sea parish is a welcoming, supportive community of believers inspired by the life of Jesus. We are called to make Christ present in our parish, in our local community and in our world.
Our mission is to know Christ and to make him known; to be a community committed to discovering Christ present in each person through our ministry to each other, our service to the wider community, the joyful celebration of the Eucharist and other sacraments, and our active concern for social justice.
Our parish ministries include the catechist program providing religion classes to Catholic pupils in the local public school. If you wish to volunteer at the parish, please contact the parish office for further information. Phone: (02) 9337 2033.