Sacred Heart Parish Westmead

Westmead Catholic Community Project


Westmead Catholic Community Project


Sacred Heart Parish Westmead and local Catholic schools are growing to meet the needs of the growing Westmead community. The Westmead Catholic Community project is a strong response to these needs, providing new facilities at a central location in Darcy Road to support the local community through faith, learning and outreach. This will include new Parish and community services and additional enrolment opportunities through major investment in the four outstanding Westmead Catholic schools.

 

Parish facilities fit for the future

Sacred Heart Parish Westmead was founded in 1951, and its community has outgrown the modest Parish church and facilities in Ralph Street. From 2023, new Parish facilities will be located at Darcy Road at the heart of the Westmead Catholic Community.

The relocation of the Sacred Heart Parish will provide new facilities including a church able to accommodate more parishioners, meeting rooms to support an active community life and an administration block to foster effective organisation and outreach to those in need. Sharing the site with all four Westmead Catholic schools will support the pastoral work of the Parish in faith formation of students as future community leaders.

 

A vital community hub

Westmead Catholic Community will foster collaboration and outreach to enhance the lives of those in need within the local and wider community. As part of the masterplan for the site at Darcy Road, complementary services and uses will be considered to help parishioners, students, their families and the wider community.  These could include health care, aged care, university partnerships and accommodation.  The community will be invited to provide ideas and feedback on what might be suitable and useful for this site. Subject to planning approval, these facilities would be delivered between 2025 and 2028.

For more information visit:

http://www.westmeadcatholiccommunity.org