Welcome to

Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish Pagewood.

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St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal 2022: Thank you all for your generous donations.

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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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 Thank you all for your donations throughout the year through the new Tap Donation machines, the 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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OLA Vinnies Easter Raffle to raise funds for the Australian Flood victims: Thank you all for your generous support.

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SVDP Christmas Appeal

Thanks to everyone who supported Pagewood’s St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal & Lamington Drive.


Thank you to everyone who contributed so generously to the Christmas Appeal. We made $313 on the Lamington Drive and $753 on the Appeal itself and a special thank you to those who contribute to the poor box. It all helps.

 

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The cake to celebrate Fr Rafael’s Ordination. It was cut at the morning tea after his First Thanksgiving Mass at OLA Pagewood Parish on 5th Dec 2021

Fr Rafael was appointed Assistant Priest to Holy Family Maroubra Parish from 3rd Dec 2021. We are sad that he has left Pagewood Parish, but are grateful for the time he has spent with us. We thank Fr Rafael for his  ministry & pastoral work; and all he has contributed and done at OLA Pagewood Parish. 

Fr Rafael Silva Galicia’s Presbyteral Ordination was on Fri 3rd Dec 2021 at 7pm in St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney.  If you missed it, you can still follow it online link below

The Ordination Mass livestream link is        https://youtu.be/6_jMavJvti4

Fr Rafael Silva Galicia’s First Thanksgiving Mass as ordained priest was on Sunday 5th Dec 2021 at 10am at OLA Pagewood Parish. This was followed by morning tea.

Thanks to all who helped with the morning tea on Sunday; especially Kate O’Regan and the Vinnie Society members. 

3 of the 4 chasubles Fr Rafael ordered from Peru. The fourth purple one was in the sacristy when this photo was taken

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THE REFURBISHMENT OF OUR CHURCH TOILET BLOCK is completed

 

 

Our volunteer John Heffernan with the help of Deacon Rafael and Fr Daney have completed the refurbishment our Church Toilet Block.  They have been making good use of  their skills and talents to update the toilet block during the lockdown.

Many, many thanks to John Heffernan on the work, time and effort put into the Toilet Block Refurbishment work. He has done a wonderful job! John is very valuable contributor and great support to our parish. He had also organised the repairs to the Church Building broken windows (which was difficult) and fixed the presbytery front entry glass panels.  

We are very fortunate and grateful to have such talented, skilled, resourceful and dedicated priest, deacon and volunteers.

The Toilet Block is ready to be used.

 

If you could make a monetary contribution to the Alteration Work of our parish’s Church Toilet Block, it would be most appreciated. 

 

To make a donation, please go to the top of the page and click on SUPPORT US’  to Make a Donation.  Thank you very much for your donations and support.

 

 

Left Photo:

The old tiles were removed.

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                                       New tiles were put up.             

 

 

New Toilets have been installed.  

                             

             

 The urinal walls have been re-tiled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Toilet cubicles’ were fixed.   The walls were painted.

 

 

 

 

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We give thanks to the Lord that Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish has been a place where we can meet  God;

in the Eucharist and grow together as a faith community.

The Pastors of this parish have been men of God, faithful stewards of the vineyard of the Lord with joyful and thankful hearts. May Our Blessed Mother protect all our Priests.

May Our Lady of the Annunciation keep us always in her loving care; and may she find in us a willingness to place ourselves wholeheartedly at the service of God and His Church, and a desire to find our peace in His unique plan for us.

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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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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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St Vincent de Paul Pagewood Conference news:

In March 2021 Father Daney and Kate O’Regan (president of St Vincent de Paul Soc Pagewood Conference)  presented OLA Primary School Principle, Rose Andre, a cheque for $2000 to assist families at the school with school expenses such as school outings, uniforms etc.
The SVDP Eastern Regional Council have been offering schools in the area to participate in the programme for a few years now and hope it will be an ongoing concern.