IMPORTANT UPDATE: All public Masses and communal devotions are suspended from 12 noon Monday 23rd March 2020
For urgent matters like anointing of the sick, booking funerals, etc. please contact Fr Martin immediately on his mobile: 0414 841 928. For other matters, please send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org . If you do not have internet access, please send it by post to: PO BOX 234, Eastwood NSW 2122 or hand deliver your mail to the parish office mailbox right next to the parish hall or the Haseler Centre at 36 Hillview Rd. Eastwood NSW 2122.
If you would like to have someone visit you at home to receive Holy Communion, please fill out this home visitation form.
Also, if you are a Minister of Holy Communion and would like to volunteer in visiting homes to distribute communion, please fill out this ministerial form.
You would be most welcome to continue supporting the parish by donating through our website. Just click on the ‘Support Us‘ button. Thank you.
For latest updates, the Archbishop’s updated Pastoral letter, Directions for Celebration of Sacraments, prayers and spiritual resources, and to watch Mass online visit: https://www.sydneycatholic.org/coronavirus-updates/
A Message from Fr Martin Maunsell
27 March 2020
Dear Parishioners of St Kevin’s
We are all definitely living in unprecedented times and I’m sure we will see the best and the worst of people – including ourselves!
The Church is sadly physically closed at the moment but definitely not spiritually closed. I invite you to now regularly use our parish website for the weekly bulletin, the Stations of the Cross, video of the weekend Sunday Mass in the Parish YouTube channel (to be made available this Sunday, 29th March) and other resources you may find useful.
We definitely need to keep our physical distance from each other but we should never neglect to connect with them in other ways!
My prayers and blessings to everyone!
Fr Martin R Maunsell B Th
Liturgy Brisbane has kindly shared to different parishes, including St Kevin’s Eastwood, a means for all families to reflect on Holy Week at home. They have created this resource to suit the current circumstances that most families are experiencing in light of the COVID 19 pandemic.
A Message from St Kevin’s Primary School Family Educator
Family and Faith
An online article showed a Priest in Italy, who, upon the suspension of Masses, requested all his parishioners to send in photos of themselves and their families so that he could see their faces each day as he celebrated Mass.
We invite you to email a photo of you and your family to:
We will print them and place them on the pews for Fr Martin. In this small way, we will be with him as he prays for us.
It is important to remember that whilst our churches may be closed, WE are the Church!! Now more than ever, we are reminded that we are the lights that God continues to shine through, to our families and to each other.
Alison Khalil | Family Educator
Welcome to St. Kevin’s Parish, Eastwood
The Catholic Parish of St Kevin’s Eastwood is a welcoming and supportive community situated approximately 17 kilometres from the Sydney CBD, and 8 kilometres from Parramatta. St Kevin’s is the most western parish within the Archdiocese of Sydney and is part of the Ryde Deanery.
Our vision is to make Christ present in our parish, in our local community and in our world.
Our mission is to know Christ and to make him known; to be a community committed to discovering Christ present in every person through our ministry to each other, our service to the wider community, the joyful celebration of the Eucharist and other sacraments, and our active concern for social justice.
The first Church was established here in 1919 and our current Church was completed in 1994. St Kevin’s Primary School and Marist College Eastwood are both integral parts of our parish community and are located on either side of the Church.