St. Anthony's in the Market-place is exactly that. The church is nestled amongst the shops and close to the main western railway line in the town of Toongabbie NSW. The name Toongabbie comes from the Aboriginal language and it means: the Meeting of the Waters or Near the Water.
The parishioners and parish team of St Anthony of Padua in Toongabbie acknowledge the Toogagal people of the Dharug nation, the Traditional Owners who have walked upon and cared for this land for thousands of years. We acknowledge the continued deep spiritual attachment and relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to this country and commit ourselves to the ongoing journey of Reconciliation.
Fr Arthur will be on long service leave till end of July, Reconciliation times in surroundings parishes are:
Seven Hills: Our Lady of Lourdes, 7 Grantham Rd Seven Hills, Saturday 4.30 – 5.30pm
Wentworthville: Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 4 Bennett St, Wentworthville Saturday 9.30 to 10.30am.
Bishop Vincent Long has appointed Fr Suresh Kumar as assistant priest to Fr Arthur.
Fr Suresh will take up duties in August, we warmly welcome him to our Parish