21C Frederick Street, Oatley NSW 2223

Phone 02 9580 1864

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Life Ascending Australia

is a world-wide movement for Seniors which will enrich you spiritually and bring new friendships. Visit www.lifeascending.org.au or contact Ray Byers 9570 3507 for details of our group at St Joseph’s Oatley

"The History of St Joseph’s Parish Oatley"

written by Norm Windred is available for purchase from the Presbytery at a cost of $20. Please visit the office on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between 9am and 3pm if you would like to buy a copy. The book covers the work done by our priests and laity from the past until now.

St Vincent de Paul Society

Be part of the St Vincent de Paul Society's Good Works. Is there a desire in you to do something more? Would you like to reach out to those in need? Our local St Vincent de Paul Society conference is seeking new members to join them in their work of serving the disadvantaged and vulnerable members of our community. Men and women of all ages are welcome to join us. For further information contact: Sue Vit on 0407 291 722.

Archdiocese of Sydney

A diocese is a portion of the people of God within a geographical area, entrusted to the pastoral care of a Bishop (Cardinal George Pell), who is assisted in his ministry by auxiliary bishops, priests, and deacons.

The diocese remains close to its pastor and is gathered by him through the Gospel and the Eucharist in the Holy Spirit to constitute a particular local church. In this Church, the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church of Christ truly exists and functions. (cf. Code of Canon Law, 369)

The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney exists to serve the People of God in the city of Sydney, including the Eastern, Southern, inner-Western and South-Western suburbs and the suburbs of the lower-North Shore.

What is the Vision and Mission of the Catholic Church in Sydney?

The vision and mission of the Catholic Church in Sydney is the same for the Catholic Church Universal. It is the Church’s mission to be a sign and instrument of communion with God and of unity among all people.

The first purpose of the Church is to be the sacrament of the inner union of people with God. Because our communion with one another is rooted in that union with God, the Church is also the sacrament of the unity of the human race. In her, this unity has already begun, since she gathers all people “from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and times”; at the same time, the Church is the sign and instrument “of the full realisation of the unity yet to come” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 775.)

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