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

- John 14:6

St Declan's Parish Mission Statement

2009

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.

                                                            2009

Welcome!

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

 

 

News

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Congratulations Vera!

We are thrilled to announce that Vera Waring was presented with the
Dempsey Medal for her distinguished service to the Church in the Archdiocese of Sydney.
Vera was nominated for this award for her outstanding service and contribution within
St Declan’s Parish.
The Archbishop made this inaugural presentation at St Mary’s Cathedral
during the 10.30am Mass on Sunday, 16 July.
Family members and parishioners attended in thanks and celebration for Vera.
Thank you Vera for the many, many years of service, your quiet achievements
haven’t gone unnoticed.

Photos
Photos

A celebratory cuppa was held on Sunday, 23 July after the 9am Mass.

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This is testament not just to Vera but to all our wonderful parishioners
at St Declan’s Parish for the ongoing support, service and ministry
within this community of faith.
What a wonderful way to also acknowledge and 
celebrate the Feast of St Declan! (Feast Day - 24 July)
Parish Council 

What is the Dempsey Medal

 

 

Missionaries of God's Love presents...
SOUND OF WOOD God Is Good

 

FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE...

www.sydneycatholic.org

LETTER
from Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP following Cardinal George Pell Charges
29 June 2017
Letter

STATEMENT
from Cardinal George Pell following Announcements of Charges by Victorian Police
29 June 2017
Statement

LETTER
from Fr Stephen Fletcher MGL 
(Parish Administrator)
Regarding Planned Giving - Weekly Contributions - change of tax law
24 March 2017
Letter

 

MESSAGE
from Anthony Fisher OP
16 February 2017
Letter

 

ARCHBISHOP ANTHONY FISHER OP
PASTORAL MESSAGE IN RESPONSE TO
THE BEGINNING OF THE ROYAL COMMISSION'S FINAL HEARING
ON THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
6 February 2017
Letter


 

 

WE WELCOME...

mgl logoThe Missionaries of God's Love have arrived!

We welcome...
Fr Chris (Parish Priest), Fr Steve (Administrator), 
Fr Adam, Fr Isuru and Fr Antony (Assistant Priests) 
We thank them for taking up this appointment
and we pray that blessings will be abounding at St Declan's Parish!  

 

meet the priests 2017 

Fr Chris will join the parish and his community of priests at St Declan's fulltime when he has completed his doctorate studies. 
Fr Steve will be Administrator while Fr Chris completes his studies.

The priests have taken up residence in the 'Old Convent' where the Sisters of St Joseph lived from 1935 to September 2016. The convent is now known as 'The Brothers House'.

A little bit of history...
Where the convent began

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FAREWELLS

  Fr John Crothers
Sisters of St Joseph

 

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FURTHER NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR... 

 

Parish Centenary 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

Work Health & Safety, Safeguarding, Working With Children Checks - 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 | Email:declans@tpg.com.au