Welcome to

Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish Pagewood.

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Due to the  COVID-19 outbreak, NSW Government has ordered the continued lockdown of Greater Sydney.

OLA Pagewood Parish  is closed indefinitely;

 there will be no masses during this time.

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Please click on this link to see our parish news on

THE REFURBISHMENT OF OUR CHURCH/SCHOOL TOILET BLOCK

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We understand that many of you may be experiencing varying levels of sickness, loneliness, anxiety, fear, stress and/or pain in these difficult times.

Fr Daney, with the assistance of Deacon Rafael, have been offering  daily masses privately. They have been praying especially for all you parishioners and the rest of the Sydney community . They pray for everyone to be filled with God’s peace, love, healing and blessings; and to be strengthened and protected.

Fr Daney encourages you to pray The Memorare to our Blessed Virgin Mary especially in these difficult times.

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The Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Amen.

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Streaming daily Masses are  available at St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney’s website link: https://www.stmaryscathedral.org.au/

For Masses on Demand: click on link
https://www.sydneycatholic.org/live-masses/#ondemand-mass

Confirmation 2021 for our parish children has been postponed  We continue to pray for these candidates, their families and teachers.

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Week Day Masses:

Mon 8am,   Tues 7pm,   Wed 8am,  Thurs 8am,   Fri 8am,   Sat 8am

Weekend Masses:

Saturday Vigil at 5.30pm;   Sunday at 8am and 10am

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Child/Young People Safeguarding and Protection

Our Parish endeavours to keep children and young people safe with the help of The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney’s Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office. Parents/Guardians, Children, Young People and Families are encouraged to check the website to access the resources available. You are also encouraged to contact the parish if you wish to make enquiries about the parish’s child safety and protection policies and strategies or to provide suggestions on how to improve them.

To access The Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office’s resources,  please click on the link below –

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Please click on the link below to access information and resources on how to keep children and young people safe.

Information & Resources

To view the Overview of the Archdiocese’s Child Safeguarding Policy please click here.

To view The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney’s Protocol on Managing Child Safeguarding Complaints please click new. 

To View The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney’s Code of Conduct for Working with Children, please click here.

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OLA PAGEWOOD PARISH Weekly Collections

First Collection or Pastoral Revenue : This collection is for the support of our parish priest and deacon. It covers presbytery expenses; electricity, gas and water bills, housekeeping and stipends of the priest and clergy. Deficit from the first collection is topped up by ‘Sydney’ Clergy Remuneration System (CRS). When this collection is in surplus, the surplus is sent to the CRS for distribution to needier parishes. Currently Pagewood Parish’s First Collection/Pastoral Revenue is in a deficit. Thank you for your donations.
Second Collection or the Planned Giving : This collection is for the repairs and maintenance of the Pagewood Church buildings, insurance, church running costs, liturgical needs (eg. altar flowers, altar bread and wine) and parish administration (eg staff expenses). Pagewood Parish is undergoing repairs and maintenance; incurring considerable cost. Please kindly consider joining our Planned Giving by credit card. If you would like to join the planned giving by card, Or cash in envelopes, please contact the parish office. The loose second collection (cash not in envelopes) is also added to this collection. Thank you for your donations.
Alternatively , you can make an online donation by clicking on the yellow ‘Donate Now’ Tab at the top of this parish website. Please email OLA Pagewood Parish to indicate which collection you would like your donations to go to. Please note that both collections are not tax deductible.
Thank you very much for your donations and support.

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The Pagewood and Matraville Masterplan website is now live at https://pmm.ceosyd.catholic.edu.au. The website has been developed to share all the key information about this innovative and important Masterplan. It will be a key channel now and into the future, outlining what is happening, key milestones, timeframes for change and opportunities to get involved.

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OLA PAGEWOOD PARISH is registerd as a COVID-19  SAFE Organisation on NSW Government  COVID-19 website.

 CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19):  ATTENDING MASS.

□ For those who have smartphones (mobile phones):- 

     1) It is now mandatory to sign in using the OLA Pagewood Parish QR Code displayed. 

     2) Please ensure The COVIDSafe APP is active on your mobile phone.

3) If you were unable to sign in using your smartphone, please sign in the Attendance Register at the church porch.

For those who DO NOT have smartphones (mobile phones), please sign in the Attendance Register at the church porch.

Masks are mandatory.  Please bring your own mask to wear when attending a church service or visiting the church premises.  Thank you.

Please assist by using your mask when you are not able to keep the 1.5m distance from others.  

□ DO NOT ENTER THE CHURCH if you have a fever, cough, sorethroat, loss of smell or loss of taste; or shortness of breath,  OR in the past 2 weeks been in contact with someone COVID-19 positive or visited a COVID-19 ‘hot spot’.

□ GO HOME IMMEDIATELY if you develop any of the COVID-19 symptoms whist in the church. Contact the Coronavirus Health Hotline on 1800 020 080

□ When exchanging the Sign of Peace, individuals should avoid shaking hands but say “Peace be with you” and offer a smile, wave, nod or bow.

□ ..The Body of Christ (communion host) should ONLY be received in the hand.

Please contribute your usual first and second collection offerings in the containers provided as you exit the church.

Please take home your bulletin copy and all your belongings. Please DO NOT leave your own booklets and flyers at the church porch. Thank you.

Compliance: Visiting the Church.    Please..

1● Record your name, and phone number on the Mass Attendance sheet provided in the foyer as you enter the Church  After using the pen, please use the hand sanitiser.

2●Use the hand sanitiser when entering and leaving the Church.

3●With the capacity restriction of one person per 4sqm,  70 maximum people will be allowed in OLA Church at a time.  However, this is subject to no 4 below.

4●Keep 1.5m physical distance from others by only sitting in the places marked on the pews with red crosses.  Family members of the same household are allowed to sit together.

5●Avoid touching statues and fixtures in the Church.     Thank you for your cooperation & support.

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Child sexual abuse is a crime. The appropriate people to deal with crimes are the police. If you, or anyone you know, have been abused, please contact the police. Alternatively, you can contact the Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office at (02) 9390 5810 or safeguardingenquiries@sydneycatholic.org. You may also want to speak to your Parish Priest who will be able to provide support and guidance.

The Archdiocese has a legal obligation to report crimes to the police.

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