Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life."
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.
ALPHA is going well, there's a wonderful group of over 30 people in attendance enjoying a meal, video and group discussions. Please pray for those who are currently journeying closer to God and sharing their faith experience and understanding.
After 47 years of involvement and service to parishioners in nursing homes
the Hospital Visiting Group have decided to retire.
They've been an amazing group of caring people who gave so much of their time
to the many residents through friendship, faith and love.
The group brought much joy to many and made them feel that they belonged
to a community of faith.
The parish will continue to nourish the seed that was planted.
Our heartfelt thank you!!!!
A list of Support Services is available on the Ministries and Groups page
under WHS (Work, Health & Safety)
from Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP "Does Pope Francis support same-sex marriage?"
& Attachment (Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull)
Letter & Attachment
from Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP following Cardinal George Pell Charges
29 June 2017
from Cardinal George Pell following Announcements of Charges by Victorian Police
29 June 2017
from Fr Stephen Fletcher MGL (Parish Administrator)
Regarding Planned Giving - Weekly Contributions - change of tax law
24 March 2017
from Anthony Fisher OP
16 February 2017
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
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!
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.
We bid farewell to Fr Antony who has been with us at the parish for 7 months. Thank you for the ministry you have shared, for your giftedness, dedication and presence. Also for the friendship, guidance and care you have given. We wish Fr Antony God’s blessing in his next appointment in Darwin.
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
Fr Antony Santhiyagu
Fr John Crothers
Sisters of St Joseph
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:email@example.com