News & Events


Building Education Revolution

Posted on 20/08/2009

You may have heard something in the media regarding our Prime Minister’s Building Education Revolution.
Through this programme, a large amount of money is being made available especially to primary schools for various building and renovation projects.

Here at Ashfield, the school principal, Mr. Des Fox and I have held discussions with representatives of Government, Catholic Education Office and Bovis Lend Lease who had engaged to assist in the delivery of the BER programme. It has been decided that extensive
renovations will take place within the St. Vincent's Primary school building itself and also within the present hall which the school uses quite extensively.

The details of this project are still being worked out.
However, I can advise that the total project could take approximately seven months with work due to commence at the end of March 2010. At this stage, I do not have any more details than outlined above, most of which were confirmed this week.

I am very excited about this ‘revolution’ and the possibilities it gives to our total parish plant, as well as the improved facilities for the school. I will keep you informed as soon as I have more information.


Fr Michael Walsh CM

Reconciliation 09

Posted on 20/08/2009

Children in our School and Parish community had celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation Tuesday 18 August or Wednesday 19 August at 6:00pm at St. Vincent’s Church.

Congratulations on your First Reconcilation!!

Natalie Abraham, Jerico Adato, Zara Arguelles, Jada Bondoc, Ej Cahatol, Dj Cahatol, Ij Cahatol, Daniel Capello, Erica Rose Colubriale, Marianne David, Dylan De Jesus, Raquel De Paz, Cristina Egurrola, Mike Francis Ellazar, Ervin Garcia, Lisa Gunawan, Robert Hart, Molly Hayes, Sebastian Ilett, Heaven-Leigh Kang, Charbel Khoury, Dor Kuek, Telar Kuek, Mika Kusuma, Justin Kwon, Arjei Maula, Deirdre McGinn, Matthew McGinn, Jackson Ng-Saad, Natalia Petracca, Sean Pettinger, Jessica Pierce, Joshua Quek, Losa Semi, Ronan Watson-Wood & Yves Yao.




Blessed Mary MacKillop

Posted on 20/08/2009

On Saturday, August 8, 1909, Mother Mary MacKillop died at North Sydney. Many celebrations of the centenary of her death were held last weekend.

We will have an opportunity to reflect on Mary’s life and how we can follow her spirit with a special gathering to be held in the Church on Monday, 7th September 10:30am, or 7:30pm.

We are delighted that Sister Margaret Paton RSJ, who has written extensively on Mary’s life, will lead our reflection on that day.





Posted on 20/08/2009

The presentation of donations received through the Parents and Friends of the Vincentian Fathers and Brothers in Australia and Fiji, known as“The Burse” will take place at St. Anthony’s Marsfield, on Sunday 13th of September commencing at 2:30pm.

The burse was formed some years ago to help educate men who wished to become Vincentian priests and Brothers and who could not afford their own education. New subscribers are now being sought and all that is required is an annual donation.

No one is asked to give beyond their means and any amount will be gratefully received. Ph: Lillie Furlong, Hon Sec 9797 6840 or see her in the foyer.