Slovak Church in Lidcombe
Welcome to the Saints Cyril and Methodius Slovak Catholic Church in Lidcombe, Sydney. We invite you to come and join us and be part of our Church community as we gather to experience the coming of God’s Kingdom in our lives.
The Celebration of the Eucharist
The celebration of the Eucharist is the pinnacle and heart of our spiritual life. It gives our community identity and brings all into communion. As you share in the celebration of the Eucharist in our Church may you be drawn deeper into the mystery of Christ among us and be more keenly aware of God’s great love for you.
If you would like to have Holy Mass offered for any intention, please use the envelopes provided in the back of the church.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
To reconcile is to re-unite, to bring back to harmony, to heal division, separation or rupture. The Christian perspective seeks reconciliation with God, with one another, between nations and with our environment. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and come back home!
Our Community is very happy to welcome new members into the life of Sts Cyril and Methodius Christian Family in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. For details see the priest.
First Holy Communion
See the Priest for details.
See the Priest for details
Fr. Henry Adler, SVD
The Liturgy Committee with the Priest is responsible for all liturgical celebrations in our church. The Committee meets monthly. The Committee plans, prepares and oversees the liturgies with the intention of making them as meaningful and inspirational as possible.
The ministry of the altar server is to serve at the altar, assisting the priest. The particular duties of altar servers include the preparation of the altar and the vessels for Mass and the special duties of cross-bearer, candle-bearers. Altar servers also bear the bread, wine and water.
We are fortunate to have an enthusiastic group of young people committed to the service of the altar during our liturgical celebrations. If you would like to become a server please speak to the priest.
Ministers of the Word
Ministers of the Word or Readers have the important task of proclaiming the Word of God, contained in the Holy Scriptures at Sundays and weekday Masses.
New members are always welcome. Readers do not need to be professional speakers. All that is needed is preparation, a clear voice, and a willingness to be committed to a regular timetable. Please see the priest if you are interested.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the priest in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass. They also take the Blessed Sacrament to the sick and housebound.
The Music Ministry gives praise and worship to the Lord through the solemnity and purity of song and instils participation and oneness of the congregation. We are very fortunate to have a very dedicated organist in our church, but the Ministry always welcomes new members willing to share their musical gifts and serving the community by improving our music and singing during our liturgies.
Lent – a new way of living
On March 5, 2014 we begin the Lenten season. The three traditional practices of lent are prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
At Mass on Ash Wednesday, the imposition of ashes replicates an ancient penitential practice and symbolizes our dependence upon God’s mercy and forgiveness.
The Church asks us to surrender ourselves to prayer and to the reading of Scripture, to fasting and to giving alms. We fast together on Fridays as a sign of the daily Lenten discipline of individuals and households; fasting for certain periods of time, fasting from certain foods, but also fasting from other things and activities. Likewise, the giving of alms is some effort to share this world equally—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents.
The key to fruitful observance of these practices is to recognize their link to baptismal renewal. We are called not just to abstain from sin during Lent, but to true conversion of our hearts and minds as followers of Christ. We recall those waters in which we were baptized into Christ’s death, died to sin and evil, and began new life in Christ.
Ash Wednesday Mass
Stations of the Cross
Every Sunday after Mass
Our Lenten Mission
Reach out to your Slovak Friends, Catholics and other Christians you know who have been away from the regular practice of the faith and invite them to take this chance to begin again.
Help people affected by recent typhoon Bopha in the Philippines.
Envelopes available at the back of the church.