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.
Ph: (02) 9580 1310: Fax: (02) 9580 7170
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 to St Declan's Parish website. Please visit each page on the side menu... it's a work in progress.
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).
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.
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 began 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 Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP
16 November 2017
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 Steve Fletcher
Hospital Visiting Group
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