The welfare of our senior parishioners is a very important consideration in our parish. We have a Pastoral Care role dedicated to seniors as well as other related pastoral and faith nurturing activities within the parish. For further details on all Seniors’ ministries and activities, please contact Anne at the Parish Office on 9484 1427 or complete the form at the bottom of this page. Some of our activities include:
55 & Over Friendship Group
We meet every couple of months for outings and activities that are educational, spiritual and social in nature. Details in the Parish bulletin. Parish Office: 9484 1427
A social group for men and women that meets once a week on Wednesdays from 10am to 4pm (3pm in winter) to chat, share a meal, play cards and other activities at the Leisure learning Centre, Warne St, Pennant Hills and the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Parish Centre.
Share a Meal
The men of the parish meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 12 noon and the ladies of the parish meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 12 noon. Details are listed in the Parish bulletin or call the Parish office to arrange transport or car-pooling.
LITURGICAL AND SPIRITUAL PROGRAMS
Pastoral Visits and Ecumenical Prayer Services
To the best of our resources, we like to keep in touch with the faithful who may have moved into local nursing homes. We visit the retirement villages regularly throughout the year and share our spirituality and friendship with the residents. Our schedule of priest’s pastoral visits are posted in the bulletin. We also have volunteers who visit people in the homes and the Blessed Sacrament is distributed by special ministers to those in nursing homes as well as those who are housebound. Please let us know if you, a relative or friend, has a change of circumstances and needs a visit.
Anointing of the sick and prayer services are held three times a year in hostels, nursing homes and retirement villages followed by lunch.
Special Masses in the Parish Church
Anointing Masses are held three times a year at St Agatha’s Church followed by morning tea.
Individual Anointing is always available upon request.
A Remembrance Mass is held in November followed by supper.
Details are in our parish bulletin two weeks before the Masses.
Further details for all Seniors’ ministries contact Anne at the Parish Office phone 9484 1427 or complete the form below (once submitted, it may take 10 – 20 seconds to process, please be patient):