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

mgl logo

ST DECLAN’S PARISH
92 Penshurst St, Penshurst NSW 2222

Ph: (02) 9580 1310:     Fax: (02) 9580 7170
Emaildeclans@tpg.com.au
Webwww.stdeclanspenshurst.org

We welcomed the Missionaries of God's Love priests in February 2017
Parish Priest:            
Fr Chris Ryan MGL
Assistant Priests:     Fr Adam Crouch MGL
                                    Fr Isuru Weliwatte MGL

 

Welcome!

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

 

News

Scroll down.....

 

fr chris ryan

Staff Changes at St Declan’s

I am delighted to announce that Claudia Goonan has taken up a new role as Mission Coordinator in the parish. This role will incorporate the pastoral care responsibilities previously held by Paulineke Nolan.

Clare Brotherton has also expressed her desire to retire from the Liturgy Coordinator role, but has graciously agreed to continue to be the parish’s Music Coordinator. I want to thank Clare for her wonderful contribution as Liturgy Coordinator and for her willingness to continue to serve as Music Coordinator.

Claudia will assume responsibility for the preparation of the Sunday liturgies. Finally, Claudia’s role will also include the coordination of evangelisation activities such as Alpha. I would like to warmly welcome Claudia back to the parish staff (she was the parish’s youth ministry coordinator from 2013 to 2015).

Fr Chris

 

message photo cropped4

Message from Paulineke – Pastoral Care Coordinator

After much discernment, I have decided that as of 1st May I will step down as Pastoral Care Coordinator. It’s been a wonderful ministry/vocation and a privilege to coordinate and journey with you all through the various pastoral ministries in this parish of St Declan for the past 15 years. I have been enriched through the many lives, stories, journeys and friendships I have encountered. I will continue to be involved in pastoral ministry in a voluntary capacity; this will include running Declancraft, which has truly become a well-established parish ‘ministry’ of friends, fun and learning!

Stepping down from this coordinating role will offer me more time with my aging dad and my growing grandchildren (and of course, my husband, Bill). I would like to whole-heartedly thank the wonderful priests and parishioners – especially the staff, visitation ministers and bereavement group – my family and the caring community who have supported me in this role. I pray you continue to minister and care for one another and support the new person who will undertake the coordinating role. You are a true blessing to the community and I continue to look forward to sharing faith, ministering and caring with you.

With much love and God’s continuous blessings, Paulineke

Words from Fr Chris…

On behalf of the parish I wish to express my gratitude to Paulineke for her enormous contribution to the parish as the pastoral care coordinator. There will be a morning tea after the 11am Mass on 20th May in the meeting room to formally thank her for her ministry in this role. All are welcome to attend.

 

 

alpha LOGO

Alpha 2018

Exploring: Life, Faith & Meaning
Sharing a meal, viewing a video and joining in group discussions.
In 2017 Alpha commenced 
at St Declan's Parish.
The second Alpha course bega
n March this year and concluded 11th May. Please keep all the participants, host people and support people in your prayers. May their journey continue to be nourished by their faith through the Holy Spirit. 

Stay tuned for the next Alpha!

 

 

FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE...

www.sydneycatholic.org

LETTER
from Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP
16 November 2017
Letter

STATEMENT
from Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP "Does Pope Francis support same-sex marriage?"
& Attachment (Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull) 
August-September 2017
Letter & Attachment 

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


 

_________________________________________

FAREWELLS

 Fr Steve Fletcher
Hospital Visiting Group
Fr Antony Santhiyagu
Fr John Crothers
Sisters of St Joseph

_________________________________________

 

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

 

_________________________________________

 

 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