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

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ST DECLAN'S PARISH
92 Penshurst Street, Penshurst NSW 2222

Ph: (02) 9580 1310; Fax: (02) 9580 7170
Email:
declans@tpg.com.au
Web:
www.stdeclanspenshurst.org

Parish Priest:         Fr Chris Ryan MGL
Assistant Priests:  Fr Adam Crouch MGL
                              Fr Isuru Weliwatte MGL

Office hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday; 9am to 3pm 

 

Welcome!

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

 

News

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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).

Welcome Frances
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.

Fr Chris

 

 

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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


 

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FAREWELLS

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

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

 

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 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