Welcome to St Charles Borromeo & Our Lady Queen of Peace Ryde-Gladesville Parish

On 24 May 2015, we celebrated the birth of our new Parish of St Charles Borromeo and Our Lady Queen of Peace Ryde-Gladesville. It is also the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians, Patron of Australia. It begins a new chapter in the sacred story of St Charles Borromeo and Our Lady Queen of Peace communities, which cease to be separate and individual parishes. The futures of our communities are now intimately linked as in a marriage. We are supported by our parish priest Fr Richard Gates and Fr Daniel McCaughan our assistant priest.




As announced last week Fr Richard has asked that our Parish Pastoral Council take on the responsibility of coordinating “Parish 2020” in our Parish of Ryde-Gladesville. Below are the areas taken from the Archdiocesan survey where feedback will be sort from parishioners.  Ways to complete the survey will be available soon.


Parish Context

The parish is the presence of the Church in a given neighbourhood –the place for hearing God’s Word, for worship and celebration of the sacrament, for charitable outreach, and for community building. Sydney's neighbourhoods are changing. Fresh demographic data can help us identify both the needs and the missionary opportunities in your local parish and the ways un which your parish might be strengthened by collaboration with other parishes.



God has made us “stewards” of His many gifts. Stewardship can be defined as making the most responsible use of these gifts and resources for the good of all. For the lay faithful, it involves the sharing of individual time, talent and treasure as well as the commitment of communal resources (human, material, finance etc) in service of the community.


Mission Priorities

Experience and research shows that parishes inly remain strong and vital when they are outward looking, welcoming and consciously seeking to invite others to share our faith in Christ. This is the mission of every parish. But each parish must identify the priorities relevant to mission in its particular neighbourhood.



The independence and unique style of individual Parishes and pastors provides diversity and flexibility for the Church’s mission across Sydney. However, changing neighbourhoods, aging communities, and run-down facilities make it difficult for some smaller parishes to maintain their vitality and missionary outreach. Collaboration between parishes can strengthen communities, minimise duplication in pastoral life and activity, and enable parishes to be more effective, despite their limited resources.


The New Evangelisation

In the recent past, catholic people tended not to invite others to share their faith. Parishes focussed on ministering to their regular participants. Today vital parishes are re-discovering the call to evangelise –to reach out to those who have not heard of Christ or those who have—but have given up practice of the faith. The call to positively witness to the good news of God’s saving love and the hope of eternal life in Christ is part of our Baptismal mission. Vital parishes are discovering that the more proactively they engage with this mission, the stronger they become as faith-filled communities.


News Summary

  • Ashes to Easter a Concert with Peter Kearney A prayerful sequence of songs, stories and reflections on Lenten and Easter themes will be held with Peter Kearney. Peter has made music his full time work and ministry since ...
    Posted 19 Feb 2017, 15:01 by Parish Admin
  • Lenten Program - HOPE Lenten Program This Lent, our parish will be using a new program from the Diocese of Wollongong - HOPE. An invitation is extended to all to join a group this year ...
    Posted 5 Feb 2017, 20:37 by Parish Admin
  • "Remember, rejoice!" Remember, rejoice! "Remember, rejoice!" a book on the History of St Charles Borromeo, Ryde parish is available. There are many enjoyable moments recorded in the book including highlights of the ...
    Posted 12 Feb 2017, 19:54 by Parish Admin
  • Position Available The parish requires interested persons who would like to go on a roster to open and set up the church on weekends for Weddings (no experience needed). Please contact Sharron ...
    Posted 13 Jun 2016, 16:15 by Parish Admin
  • St Vincent de Paul Society (also known as Vinnies) Have you ever wondered what happens at a St Vincent de Paul meeting?Here is a little bit of information about us.We are a small group of parishioners from ...
    Posted 1 Feb 2016, 14:22 by Parish Admin
  • Parish Playgroups OLQP PlaygroupPlaygroup is held every Wednesday during school term from 9am-10.30am in OLQP church hall located beside the Church on Victoria Road, Gladesville. Enq.: Anna: anna.alessi ...
    Posted 19 Feb 2017, 14:45 by Parish Admin
  • ESL Classes ..... for Basic and Intermediate Conversational English and English as a Second Language (ESL) for newly arrived migrants are held in the Mackillop Room in the Parish Centre every Tuesday, 9 ...
    Posted 21 Dec 2015, 18:15 by Parish Admin
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