Last Friday, 29th July 2022, we had the Ritual Mass for the Conferral of the Sacrament of Confirmation. We are very fortunate to have Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP confer our candidates. Fr Pawel Kopczynski, who concelebrated the Mass, expressed his gratitude to all those involved with the preparation of candidates, and to all the teachers and family members who joined the celebration.
On behalf of Fr Pawel Kopczynski, we thank the wonderful Dominican Sisters who led our Reflection and Reconciliation Evening for our Confirmation Candidates and their families last Wednesday, July 20. It was lovely to see our candidates fully engaged in prayer and adoration, supported by Fr George, Fr Greg, Fr Emmanuel and Fr Steve who[…..]
The menALIVE mens weekend is an opportunity for men to explore what makes them fully alive.
About this event
During the weekend, the menALIVE team will share about their lives, the challenges they face and the hope they have discovered in seeking to walk this journey with GOD.
Perhaps the most important thing the weekend offers is space for men to reflect and opportunities to share with one another about themselves and their lives.
19th May 2022
Dear Fr. Pawel Kopczynski CSMA, St. Kevin’s Parishioners, friends and other contributors.
It is good news once again, for the pupils, teachers and parents of Pere Achte Primary School in Uganda, that 4 classrooms have been renovated. The potholed floor, shabby walls and broken windows and doors are a history for the community. All this has been realized from the generosity of the Christian community and friends of St. Kevin Parish, Eastwood, Sydney in Australia.
On behalf of the Michaelite Community in the Pacific Province and myself, I would like to wish everyone at St. Kevin’s Parish and all visitors, a happy and holy Easter and a joy-filled time with family and loved ones. Alleluia!
Blessing of the Food/Święconka
Blessing of the food for Easter breakfast is one of the most enduring Polish traditions. Baskets containing a sampling of Easter food: cold meat, boiled eggs, different kinds of bread/cake and other types of food that we would like to have on Easter.
Parishioners are welcome to bring their own basket of food.
The basket is traditionally lined with a white linen and decorated with evergreens. Poles or Polish people, take special pride in preparing and decorating their Easter basket. Looking at the beautiful food baskets prepared by parishioners brings a special joy to this event. The baskets are lined up on the table in front of the altar. The priest then says a special prayer to bless the baskets and sprinkles each basket with Holy Water.
18 October 2021
Dear Parishioners and Friends of St Kevin’s,
As NSW reached its 80% double dose vaccination target earlier than expected, we are pleased to let you know that our church will officially reopen for weekend Masses on Saturday, 23rd October.
We are excited to welcome everyone back into the church! Fully vaccinated and unvaccinated, you are all welcome to attend and participate at Mass with the rest of the congregation. We do encourage everyone to get vaccinated as advised by NSW Health unless you have underlying health conditions or medical exemptions.
Dear St Kevin’s Eastwood Parishioners,
I hope everyone is keeping well despite the uncertainties.
2020 was a challenge for everyone yet we managed to get through. There is hope and we will get through this once again.
Sadly, churches around Greater Sydney are closed, but we must not forget that WE, as a parish community, is the CHURCH. As a family we can continue to practice our faith at home. We can stay connected with our faith in different ways.
This year, we would like to congratulate our Dempsey Medal recipient, Deirdre Macedo, for her years of dedicated service to our parish community. She has been volunteering in different ministries in our parish for many years including St Vincent De Paul, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Altar Society, Catechism, Rosary and Prayer Groups.
Dear Friends: Fr Martin & St. Kevin’s Parishioners, Eastwood Uniting Church Congregation, and other contributors.
My sincere heartfelt thanks to you all.
Using the words of Pope Francis: “…Charity should convey the warmth of an embrace of the Heavenly Father to people, especially the poor and marginalized. The world needs more people who contribute selflessly for human progress …” It is imperative, therefore, to express our gratitude; precisely affirming the words of Cicero: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”