St Nicholas of Myra Parish Penrith

Parish Outreach

What is Parish Outreach?

  • A helping hand when you can’t cope with an emergency
  • A smiling visitor when you are shut-in for an extended period
  • A ride when you need medical treatment
  • Eucharistic Ministers to bring Communion to the Homebound
  • Support for family at the time of death

Solo Parents Ministry (CatholicCare Social Services)

This ministry provides care and support for those who have been affected by the death of a spouse or partner, and those who have experienced separation or divorce.

Counselling and support is offered through telephone and face-to-face sessions, as well as home visits.

Solo Parents Ministry facilitates a Bereavement Group,  on topics relevant to those whose spouse or partner has died.

Facilitator

Solo Parents Ministry Sr Eileen Quade

Contact Sr Eileen on 02 9933 0205 or at eileen.quade@ccss.org.au

Visit Solo Parents Ministry at CatholicCare - Diocese of Parramatta

Project Elizabeth (CatholicCare Social Services)

Based at the St Nicholas of Myra Parish Centre, this service provides a comprehensive pregnancy-related counselling service for women.

Project Elizabeth offers outreach services through home visits and hospital visits for women and assists women to reduce the risk of having physical and emotional problems caused by lack of emotional support before, during and in the months following the birth of their children.

The project also aims to increases women’s awareness of appropriate management of children 0-2 years and offers a ‘Young Mums’ group for women up to 25 years of age who are pregnant or who are parents.

Contact Project Elizabeth Manager Jeanette Reid on Ph 02 4721 5331.

Visit Project Elizabeth at CatholicCare Social Services - Diocese of Parramatta

Penrith Community Kitchen

 

“I was hungry, and you fed me.”

- Matthew 25:35

The Penrith Community Kitchen is a separately registered charity within the Parish. The Parish supports the work of this charity with an annual donation and the generosity of parishioners.

Penrith Community Kitchen is a community project staffed by volunteers who are edicated to ensuring that the people of Penrith and surrounding areas have a place where they can feel welcome; enjoy friendly company and a daily meal.

It is only through the ongoing support of groups, businesses and individuals that the Penrith Community Kitchen can continue to provide comfort to the poor and disadvantaged members of our society.

Penrith Community Kitchen Inc
ABN 68 088 388 086
DGR 455381
PCYC Building
100 Station Street, Penrith
Phone/Fax (02) 4721 1444

Open for a free lunch 11.30am-1.30pm
Monday to Friday (excl public holidays)

St Vincent de Paul Society

The St Vincent de Paul Society helps people in need in emergency situations.

Penrith belongs to the Nepean/Hawkesbury Conference and part of the larger international St Vincent de Paul Society, which helps the poor throughout the world.

Local members visit families and adults and provide assistance in a variety of ways.

The St Vincent de Paul Society conducts an annual Christmas Hamper Appeal and support the “Vinnies” Van Night Patrol which regularly provides food and information to homeless people in the Penrith area.

Clothing bins are available and used clothing and saleable items are welcome at the Vinnies shop at Kingswood. New members are most welcome.

Contact: Brian Brainwood  0433 256 518

 


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