Parish of St Patrick & St Francis Xavier, Lithgow

St Patrick's Church - 229 Mort Street, Lithgow

St Patrick and St Xavier's Parish
69 Lett Street
Lithgow NSW 2790
(P.O. Box 229, Lithgow, NSW, 2790)
Ph: (02) 6351 3092
Fax: (02) 6351 3072
Office Email

Parish Priest: Fr Garry McKeown

Parish Pastoral Assistant:
Sr Anne Houston rsj

Parish Secretary:

Mrs Joanne Connor

Administration Assistance:
Mrs Judi Knight

Office Hours:
Monday - closed
Tuesday: 8.30am - 2.30pm
Wednesday - Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

St. Patrick's Primary School
Principal: Mrs Renae Dunleavy
Ph: (02) 6351 3719
Fax: (02) 6353 1731 

La Salle Academy
Principal: Mrs Joyce Smith

Ph: (02) 6354 5100
Fax: (02) 6353 1552



From 18th October 2021 the following regulations are in place for places of worship:

  • All people may attend a place of worship, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Masks must continue to be worn inside.
  • The 1 person per 4sqm density limit must continue to be observed.
  • QR code or manual register must continue to be used.
  • Congregational singing is still not permitted.
  • Choirs of up to 10 people are permitted to sing, however all must be fully vaccinated.
  • Weddings are permitted with numbers uncapped, other than the 1 person per four square metre density limit.
  • Funerals are permitted with numbers uncapped, other than the 1 person per four square metre density limit.

The dispensation issued by Bishop Michael McKenna last year in relation to our Sunday obligations is still in effect.  

It is critical that everyone continues to practise COVID-safe behaviours, including social distancing, staying home if unwell and getting tested if suffering from the mildest of symptoms.  

More general information on the current Covid regulations can be found HERE>

Density capacities at 1 person per 4sqm in the Lithgow and Portland parishes are:


  • St Patrick's, Lithgow: 60 people
  • St Joseph's, Portland: 30 people
  • Sacred Heart, Wallerawang: 17 people





Vigil Mass Saturday:-
Sacred Heart, Wallerawang ~10.00am
St. Patrick's Church, Lithgow
Winter (EST) ~ 5.00pm (April - September)
Summer (DST) ~ 6.00pm (October - March)

Sunday Morning Mass :-
St. Patrick's, Lithgow ~ 10.00am
Children's Liturgy is held during school term
St Vincent's, Portland ~ 8.00am. For more details see the Portland Parish website.

Weekday Masses:-
Tuesday:12.30pm St. Patrick's Church, Lithgow
Wednesday: 9.30am St. Vincent's Church, Portland 
Thursday: 9.30am St. Patrick's Church, Lithgow
Friday: 9.30am St. Patrick's Church, Lithgow

Mass is also celebrated in the nursing homes once a month. Please contact the Parish Office for details.

Anointing of the Sick within Mass:-
12.30pm on the first Tuesday of the Month
St. Patrick's Church, Lithgow

Morning Prayer and Exposition:-
10.00am on the second Saturday of the month
St. Patrick's Church, Lithgow 

Parish Groups:
Parish Pastoral Council; Parish Finance Committee;
Christian Meditation;Ecumenical Prayer Group;
RCIA group;Josephite Associates;
Gorrie Ban;Catholic Women's League;
St. Vincent de Paul Society
St Therese Mission Group;
Youth Services and Social Justice Group; Days for Girls

Centacare Lithgow
2/164 Main Street, Lithgow 2790
Contact Bathurst Office for all enquiries - 6331 8944 

Centacare HIPPY Bowenfels
Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters
HIPPY is a two year (60 week) home-based early childhood enrichment program. It supports families the year prior to their child commencing full time schooling. The program is delivered by home tutors through home visits and parent groups. Tutors are also parents participating in the program and members in the same community.

HIPPY is based in Lithgow, servicing families from Bowenfels, Lithgow, Wallerawang and Portland communities.

For more information contact HIPPY coordinators at
174 Landa Street, Lithgow or Phone: (02) 6352 4868 

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