The Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel

COVID-19 Coronavirus

In line with directive from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and the Australian Government, the Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel has cancelled ALL Masses.

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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.

Temporary changes have been made to the opening hours and mass times Mary Mackillop Memorial Chapel. As a result, all masses are cancelled and the chapel is closed at all hours until further notice.

Mass Times
Monday to Friday CANCELLED 
Wednesday CANCELLED 
8th of April and May CANCELLED 
Public Holidays CANCELLED 


The Chapel is open at the following times:
Monday to Friday CLOSED
Saturday CLOSED
Public Holidays CLOSED



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 2020:

Tuesday 14th April (cancelled)
Tuesday 9th June
Tuesday 11th August
Tuesday 13th October
Tuesday 15th December



The Chapel is located in the grounds of Mary MacKillop Place with street access via 7 Mount Street.

Wheelchair access via 7 Mount Street.

Pastoral Care

All Pastoral Care enquiries and prayer requests:

T: 02 8912 4890