Welcome to

Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish Pagewood.

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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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Pagewood (Catechesis) Talks for adults and youths at the OLA Parish Centre:

OLA Pagewood Catechesis annual talks on Mondays at 7pm and Wednesdays at 7pm until the end of October 2022 at the OLA Pagewood parish centre. Adults and youths (above 13 years old) are invited to attend. Please pick up the ‘TALKS’ information card at the church porch. Babysitting is available if required.

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Sacred Heart Matraville Primary School:

State-of-the-art, 21st Century Catholic Primary School opening in 2023.

ENROL NOW | We are taking 2023 enrolments for limited places

from Kindergarten to Year 6.

Get in touch to find out more. Please contact 0476 183 408 or email us on: info@shmatraville.catholic.edu.au

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Child Protection and Safeguarding 

  The Safeguarding Office’s activity book ‘Celebrating Differences – We are all special‘.  Copies are still available in the church foyer.

These resource can also be accessed on the Safeguarding website: https://www.sydneycatholic.org/safeguarding-and-child-protection/ 

Please take the time to reflect on how we can all participate in the shared responsibility of caring for and protecting our Children and Young People as well as how we can all celebrate differences within our community and life.

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Congratulations to Wendy Jo and Moses Anandan on becoming Catholic at OLA Pagewood Parish. They were baptised, received their First Holy Communion and conferred with the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday 7th Aug 2022.

We joyously welcome them into our community.

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Pagewood (Child) Safeguarding Induction & Refresher Sessions:

2022 ARCHDIOCESE OF SYDNEY SAFEGUARDING INDUCTION/REFRESHER COURSE

  All parish volunteers are required to have completed a Child Safeguarding course not longer than 3 years ago. If you are a parish volunteer and have not registered or completed a safeguarding course/session in 2022, please complete a session online.

Many thanks to Chris Maron,  Parish Safeguarding Officer of St Agnes Parish Matraville for kindly spending his time and effort providing face to face training for our Pagewood Parish volunteers.

(A) The Safeguarding Induction course is available online by registering at the link https://forms.gle/XuQFsRsvq3BYtXqT9 The online course should be completed in less than one hour.

(B) The Safeguarding Refresher course is for the parish volunteers who have done a Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney’s Child Safeguarding course/session in the past. The Safeguarding training sessions for parish volunteers are deemed acceptable ONLY from the Safeguarding & Ministerial Integrity Office, a trained Parish Safeguarding Officer or from The Confraternity of Christine Doctrine Office.

The Safeguarding Refresher course is available online by registering at the link  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedvAFBWnBPwpkqKDWVrR_PAkJK-I7eTlsCf-bnNi0-S7B-zg/viewform

The online course should take less than one hour.

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All readers, acolytes and ministers of communion need to have

current Working with Children Checks.

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Click here for news on Early amalgamation of St Agnes’ and Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic  Primary Schools to occur at start of Term 1 2023 

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Hartford College– is an independent Catholic school for boys in Daceyville.

Hartford offers personalised education through to the HSC. Hartford’s educational mission educates the whole person, combining the quest for academic excellence with the development of the student’s character and faith. For more information and to register enrolment for 2023, please visit hartfordcollege.com.au.

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                                            All Appeals’ Envelope contributions may be placed in any collection boxes in the church.

Thank you all for your donations throughout the year through the tap donation machines, weekly collections (planned giving envelopes and loose collections), monthly planned giving by credit card, online donations and various appeals. Your support is much appreciated.

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For Other notices, please see our Parish News.

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OLA PAGEWOOD PARISH is registered  COVID-19  SAFE  on The NSW Government  COVID-19 website.

COVID PRE-CAUTIONS: ATTENDING MASS.

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE CHURCH if you have a fever, cough, sorethroat, loss of smell or loss of taste; or shortness of breath. 

Masks are not mandatory but encouraged to be worn in the church premises.  Please bring your own mask to wear when attending a church service or visiting the church premises.  Thank you.

Please maintain 1.5m distance from others.  

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 at the front of the church  OR by using your credit card on the 2 tap donation machines 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.

Please avoid touching statues and fixtures in the Church.

PLEASE 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

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OLA PAGEWOOD PARISH Weekly Collections

Two Tap Devices are available in the church for your weekly donations. These donations are divided equally to First Collection and Second Collection

First Collection or Pastoral Revenue : This collection is for the support of our clergy. It covers presbytery expenses; electricity, gas and water bills, housekeeping and stipends  of our priest. 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 had some repairs and maintenance work done; 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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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.

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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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

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