Weekly Saturday Vigil Mass: 6:00pm | Sunday Masses: 7:30am and 9:00am.
Church Capacity reduced to 80. Masks must be worn. No singing.
Parish Mass on Wednesday 9:30am in church will continue until notified.
Fr Michael Alcock
I was appointed as Temporary Administrator of Mary Help of Christians Parish in July 2015. I was ordained a priest in 2001 and have served in the parishes of St Carthage’s Cathedral, St Agnes’ Port Macquarie and Nambucca Valley. I love spending time at the beach and getting away in the camper whenever we can (Zippy & me).
Matt de Dassel
Together with my wife Sharon and four children, we have called Sawtell Parish home for the last 20 years. I taught at St John Paul College as a Science teacher and then Ministry Coordinator before taking a position with the Catholic Schools Office as School Evangelisation Consultant. Our family loves and cares for our Parish and I have enjoyed being involved in the strategic planning around our building program, aged care and service to the poor priorities. I have a growing desire to see our Parish move from its strong position into a truly Missionary Parish, reaching out to those in our community and making Missionary Disciples.
My name is Liz Watts and I am the current Principal of our parish school. I am privileged to lead a staff committed to reflecting the love of Jesus to our children and their families. My colleagues say I am solution-focused, optimistic and like to “get things done”. My four amazing sons and wonderful husband bring much joy into my life.
I have been a parishioner for 30 yrs and living in Sawtell. Married to Helen, father of 5 and grandfather of 7 children. Owner & Practice Principal of Robson Financial Planning. An active member of the PFC and SCCA Board for past 10 yrs. A passion in securing the financial future of Sawtell Parish whilst providing for the current needs of our parishioners, from children to the frail and aged.
Katrina Bennett (née Littler)
I was born in Coffs Harbour and my family has been part of the Sawtell Parish for over 40yrs. My husband Gerry and I have two young daughters, who both attend MHOC Primary school. It is a little bit of déjà vu for me because I was in the original Kindergarten class for MHOC (1980) and I am now part of the MHOC Alumni Committee. I am currently employed as the Australian & NZ Research Manager for Macquarie Capital, Macquarie Group. I am fortunate that Macquarie allows me to work remotely from Coffs Harbour because we chose to relocate from Sydney to Coffs Harbour in 2014. Prior to relocation, I was the National Head of the Research & Knowledge Management Departments for Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC). I have over 15yrs National and International management experience but I have always felt the pull of the beautiful Coffs Coast region and am proud to be a part of the Sawtell Parish community.
I have been a Sawtell parishioner since 1998. My 3 children attended MHOC and St JPC schools. In 2011, I was fortunate to be employed in the Parish Office as Parish Secretary and later became Parish Office Manager. My educational qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from UNSW. As Parish Office Manager, I am an ex-officio participant in the Parish Finance Council.
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