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.
ST DECLAN'S PARISH
92 Penshurst Street, Penshurst NSW 2222
Ph: (02) 9580 1310; Fax: (02) 9580 7170
Parish Priest: Fr Chris Ryan MGL
Assistant Priests: Fr Adam Crouch MGL
Fr Isuru Weliwatte MGL
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday; 9am to 3pm
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).
I am delighted to welcome our new secretary Frances Watton to the parish staff. Frances has been a member of the parish since 2014, and brings a wealth of experience to the staff and to our parish. Fr Chris.
New Office hours:
The office hours are: 9am to 3pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Please note that the office will be closed on Thursdays.
Exploring: Life, Faith & Meaning
Alpha is a series of sessions that delve into life’s big questions from a Christian perspective.
In 2017 Alpha commenced at St Declan's Parish.
The second Alpha course began March this year and concluded 11th May.
Here's news on the upcoming Alpha Course....
The Alpha course is starting again very soon at St Declan’s.
Alpha Days: Fridays, 10am; begins 27 July
Alpha Nights: Thursdays, 7pm; begins 9 August
Leave your contact details on the clipboard in the Church foyer for more info or to confirm your place!
0416 136 513
Follow-up to Alpha, the participants are invited to Cana which is held on a fortnightly basis.
We continue to keep all those participating in Alpha and in Cana in our prayers. May their journey continue to be nourished by their faith through the Holy Spirit.
Stay tuned for the next Alpha! For more information please contact Claudia.
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...
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
For Pastoral support information, Newsletter & Declancraft activities - go to Pastoral Care page
Work Health & Safety, Safeguarding, Working With Children Checks - go to Ministries & Groups page
92 Penshurst St PENSHURST NSW 2222 | Phone: 9580 1310 | Fax: 9580 7170 | Email:email@example.com