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