Parish News

Alpha at OLF Peakhurst

Alpha at OLF Peakhurst

The parish is running some interactive sessions that look into the basics of the Christian faith. Each session starts with a meal, followed by a video and small group discussion where you can share your thoughts. The first session is on Friday, 2 March 2018 from 7-9pm. NO pressure, NO follow-up! To register, contact Clarissa on 02 9533 2594 or at

MGL Discernment Day - Click here for video

Saturday 27 May 8:00am-9:30pm. Penshurst Parish, Sydney. Includes Mass, bacon&egg brekky, short talks and the opportunity for sharing and personal prayer.

How does it operate?

o The Lending A Hand Team meet regularly to initiate ideas on likely beneficiaries
o While it may seem an easy task to give away money, it is a more difficult task than one might realise. The objective is to try and select the type of cause that the parish itself would support.
o The annual allocation to Lending A Hand is around $8,000 and so the amount of assistance is limited. To manage this our guidelines suggest:
• In general we aim to allocate to one or two causes a year so that the benefit can be significant
• We want our funds to be able to provide the total benefit, or for it to be combined with other funds to provide the total benefit. We don’t want funds to go into a pool for some future cause. We want immediate feedback of what our contribution has achieved so that we can communicate to parishioners