Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life."

- John 14:6

St Declan's Parish Mission Statement


St. Declan’s Parish is a welcoming,

supportive and inclusive community of believers

inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus 

who gather around the Eucharistic table.

We are called to spread the Gospel 

through word and action

and are seeking to reflect Jesus’ compassion 

with our local community and beyond.



Welcome to St Declan's Parish website. Please visit each page on the side menu... it's a work in progress.



Fr John will be retiring from full-time parish priest work as of 1 November 2016.
The parish will have various farewell events over coming weeks.
A "Farewell & Thank You" Dinner for Fr John will be held on Friday 28 October at 7.30pm at Mortdale RSL Club and on Saturday 29 October at 7.30pm at Maso's Club. Both promise to be a great night out with Fr John. All tickets have been finalised and allocated. 
On Sunday 30 October we will celebrate with Fr John 11am Mass followed by a parish BBQ. Further details are in the bulletin.


We thank and farewell Fr Allan Casquejo who has been with us as Assistant Priest (from 19 May to 17 October). The parish community thanks Allan for his time and ministry with us and we wish him many blessings throughout his vocation and in his life. Fr Allan will continue his missionary work in Papua New Guinea. 

The parish thanked and farewelled the Sisters of St Joseph at 6pm Vigil Mass on 24 September. Their service and ministry will continue elsewhere. The sisters have been an integral part of the school and parish life for over 100 years. We wish them continued joy within their life and in their vocation.
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ST DECLAN'S PARISH CENTENARY 2016! For Centenary news, photos and history video - go to Parish Centenary page 

What's on - go to Calendar page

Weekly news - go to Parish Bulletin page

Sacramental Program - go to Sacraments page

IGNIGHTS! - go to Youth page

Parish Directory, with a listing of parish ministries and groups - go to Ministries & Groups page

Social Justice - go to Ministries & Groups page 

Latest Pastoral Care Newsletter & DECLANCRAFT activities - go to Pastoral Care page

Working With Children Checks for those in a child related role at St Declan's - go to Ministries & Groups page

2016 Parish Reflection Day Photos - go to Parish Council page

2015 Parish Open House Photos  - go to Photo Gallery page




92 Penshurst St PENSHURST NSW 2222 | Phone: 9580 1310 | Fax: 9580 7170 |