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.
Days of Fasting and Reparation in Sorrow for Child Sexual Abuse
The Australian bishops have asked that the first four days of Lent be dedicated to the spiritual practices of fasting for the victims of the abuse perpetrated by clergy and church personnel. The Church continues to commit to ensuring practices for the safeguarding of children. St Declan’s and OLF are inviting parishioners to gather for a short liturgy to pray for all victims and survivors of abuse, which will be held on Thursday 15th February, at 7:30pm in the grounds of St Declan’s primary school. Copies of the bishops’ letter to the Catholic community are available in the foyer. Thank you.
Letter from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
IGNITE Lenten Group
Are you aged 18-30? Looking for a way to enter into Lent?
Come along to Lenten group from 6-8pm every Thursday in Lent starting on the 15th February in the Parish Office. Dinner for $5. The good company is free.
Stations of the Cross
Held each Friday in Lent at 7.30pm in the Church
“Making Space for Silence: the Call to Prayer”
With Fr Chris Ryan MGL
Wednesday 21st February at 7.30pm in the Church
A short talk and introduction to several contemplative practices from the Christian tradition. This session will offer time for prayer.
Alpha Course 2018
Alpha Course commences at St Declan's Parish on Friday the 2nd March to 11th May 2018.
Explore: Life, Faith & Meaning.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Cost: $10 donation for dinner & supper.
ALPHA 2017 went extremely well, there was a wonderful group of over 30 people in attendance enjoying a meal, video and group discussions. Please pray for those those who are currently journeying closer to God and especially for those who have been welcomed into the Catholic faith over the last two weekends prior to Advent.
Saturday, 3 March at 10.30am, followed by morning tea.
Saturday, 10 March from 1:30pm-4.30pm in the Church.
The Missionaries of God’s Love Brothers and Sisters invite you to their spiritual association gathering which includes a charismatic mass and healing ministry.
The 2nd Rite of Reconciliation
Held on Wednesday 21st March 7.30pm in the Church.
Reconciliation is a good way to prepare for the coming of Christ at Easter. 1st Rite of Reconciliation will also be available at various times during Lent.
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