Children's Ministry

Children’s Liturgy and Family Masses

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children's Liturgy of the Word for ages 3-10:  Begins with the start of Sunday Mass in the church.  The children are called to the front of the church to received a blessing by the Priest before they move to the Parish Meeting Room.  The children return to the church for the Liturgy of the Eucharist and are often involved in the Offertory Procession.  Your assistance in having the children in the Church prior to the start of Mass would be appreciated.

Family Mass

St Patrick's Asquith - 9am Sunday Masses on 3rd Sunday of the month
St Bernard's Berowra - 5pm Saturday Vigil Mass

The following Masses will be orientated towards children:

TERM 1, 30 January 2018 - 13 April 2018

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TERM 2, 1 May 2018 - 6 July 2018

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June 2 & 3 First Communion Both Churches


Other Children's Ministries


Teaching Special Religious Education (SRE) in state schools (primary and high school).
Contact Cynthia Gilbertson: P: 9476 6215 M: 0407 650 208 E:


A Message from one of out dedicated Catechists-
Sandra Sparkes,  (Catechist -Asquith P.S. & Mt Colah P.S. Years 3 & 4)

I am a grandparent and just like all grandparents, I love giving my granddaughter gifts. I feel that the most important and precious gift I can give her is the knowledge that she has a God who created her and loves her very much. He is also there for her every second of every day if she would just turn to Him in prayer.

This precious gift of faith in God and the knowledge of God, is given to every child, in the public school system, by the Catechists in this parish. A strong faith in God will help all these children throughout their lives.

Without Catechists to teach them, some children won’t even know that God exists. They will be left without comfort when sadness or trials come into their young lives.

More men and women are desperately needed to bring the knowledge and love of God to all the children, who join our Special Religious Education (SRE) classes, in the state schools.

Jesus said “let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs” (Matthew 19: 14-15).

Please join us and help us to bring all the little children to Jesus.


The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

A programme of catechesis for children based on Montessori principles and methodology.

Click here to find out more about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - "The Atrium"
Natasha Steele: 0409 621 817 or email:

Parish Playgroups

There are 2 Parish Playgroups run by parents in the Ku-ring-gai Chase Catholic Parish.  The playgroups offer a creative, encouraging and nurturing environment which provides opportunities for unstructured play for children up to the age of 5.

The groups welcome Mums, Dads, Grandparents and Carers of children aged between 0 and 5. 

Adults enjoy coming together to find valuable support and friendship and to enjoy a relaxing coffee and chat while the little ones play.

Bernie’s Kids
St Bernard’s School Hall: Fridays 9-11, during the school term

Contact: Kate Favaloro

Cost $1.50 per day or $10 per term. Bring your own morning tea (no nuts please).                            Tea and coffee provided.

Paddy's Kids

St Patrick's School Hall: Tuesdays 9-11, during the school term

Cost: $15 per term. Casual visits $3.00

Wendy Robinson:  0424 730 602
Annette Johnson:  0421 955 279



Paddy's Kids Flyer: Download here


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