The Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel
The Chapel was built in 1913 at the instigation of Mother Baptista Molloy in memory of Mary MacKillop. The land was donated in memory of the Daly family. The Chapel was dedicated by the Very Rev Michael Kelly, Archbishop of Sydney on 18 January 1914.
On 28 January 1914, Mary’s remains were moved from Gore Hill Cemetery, her original resting place, and reinterred in front of Our Lady’s altar in the vault donated by Mary’s long-time friend, Johanna Barr-Smith.
In 1994, Mary’s remains were moved to what was the original vestry of the Chapel. The Chapel was used by the Sisters of Saint Joseph for many years but since Mary’s beatification in 1995, has become a place of pilgrimage for thousands of people who come to pray and reflect at her tomb now in its own special place.
|Monday to Friday||8am|
8th of the Month
|8am & 1pm
8am, 10am & 1pm
The Chapel is open at the following times:
|Monday to Friday||7am to 4pm|
|Weekends||8am to 4pm|
|Public Holidays||8am to 4pm|
The Sacrament of Anointing is celebrated at 11:30am on Tuesday of every second month.
From the earliest of times the Church showed by laying on of hands and anointing with oil that Jesus Christ was present to the sick among them, as he has been to so many who were sick during his ministry on earth.
The Anointing of the Sick remains central to the church’s pastoral care of the sick. Through faith it sustains those who are in the midst of their illness. The ritual celebration of this sacrament gathers in and focuses the many ways in which God’s healing love is provided by the community through their concern, prayer, visits and eucharistic ministry.
Dates for 2019:
The Chapel is located in the grounds of Mary MacKillop Place with street access via 7 Mount Street.
Wheelchair access via 7 Mount Street.
All Pastoral Care enquiries and prayer requests:
T: 02 8912 4890