L-R: George Diab (acolyte), Fr. John Hayes (Pagewood Parish), Fr Abraham Augusthy (Botany Parish), Fr Bob Stephens (retiring Parish Priest, Como-Oyster Bay), Fr Laurie Cauchi (Malabar Parish), Fr John De Luca (retired), Magdi Zarzour (acolyte), Romano Yang (acolyte), Fr Jerzy, Fr Anthony Simari (retired), Fr Kelvin Lovegrove (Administrator, Daceyville), Fr. Gerald Gleeson (Vicar General-Archdiocese of Sydney) and Fr Martin Wilson msc.
After nearly 17 years of dedicated pastoral and spiritual guidance of our parish community, our Parish Priest, Fr. Jerzy, celebrated his final Mass on Sunday 31st January 2016. Some 350 parishioners and friends turned up for his farewell. The Parish also welcomed 9 visiting priests, especially the Most Rev. Gerald Gleeson who is the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Sydney, who concelebrated Mass with him. After the Mass, many gathered in the Parsih Hall for supper, farewell speeches, and entertainment.
Fr. Jerzy has faithfully served his people here for 17 years, and has recently begun his new appointment as Parish Priest of St Joseph’s Como-Oyster Bay.
During his time here, he endeared himself to all, and worked zealously to bring the whole parish community together in worship, and, at social functions. He dedicated his time to being amongst his people, and, providing opportunities for everyone to assist at Sunday/weekday Masses regularly, and to receive the Sacraments.
All who attended Fr. Jerzy’s farewell expressed their gratitude to him, and wished him well with prayer, as he embarks upon his new mnistry.
Fr Jerzy’s farewell video can now be viewed on Youtube. Seach “Fr Jerzy’s farewell”….