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 Peter Kwak our assistant priest.

An Important Announcement


As some parishioners may have been on holidays, Fr Richard has asked that the following statement that was read out at all Masses last weekend be placed in the parish bulletin.

After much prayer and discernment over the last few months I have been in discussions with the Vicar-General of the Archdiocese and have tendered my resignation as Parish Priest of Ryde-Gladesville.

This is due to health reasons and I have asked to have some time on lesser duties living elsewhere and then moving to a smaller parish as Parish Priest in due course.

The process to find a new parish priest has begun for the Parish of Ryde-Gladesville and has been advertised to the priests of the Archdiocese.

I would like to make it clear that this has been my own decision which I have made freely after much prayer.

As has been planned for several months I will be taking the rest of my annual leave as of Sunday 9 October to 23 October inclusive and then return here to Ryde-Gladesville until a new parish priest is appointed which may take a few weeks.

I would ask for your patience at this time while the process continues to appoint a new Parish Priest.

Fr Richard


News Summary

  • Blessing of the Animals Liturgy Our parish will be holding The blessing of the animals liturgy on Sunday 22 October at 3pm in the school grounds of Our Lady Queen of Peace, cnr Victoria & Westminster ...
    Posted 15 Oct 2017, 16:13 by Geraldine Rastall
  • We Welcome Moira Kelly AO  OLQP School has invited Moira Kelly AO to Gladesville as a guest speaker on Thursday, 26 October at 7pm in OLQP Church. Everyone is most welcome, entry is a donation ...
    Posted 15 Oct 2017, 16:00 by Geraldine Rastall
  • Young at Heart Bus Trip Wednesday 18 October: to Corbett Tulip Gardens at Bowral. Morning tea provided, BYO lunch at Mittagong. Please place $35 (bus fare) in an envelope with your name. Bus ...
    Posted 2 Oct 2017, 14:42 by Geraldine Rastall
  • Landscape Work at Ryde Site Stage 1 of the landscape at Ryde has been completed. Our remembrance area which includes the three crosses that were removed from the roof of our Church during the time ...
    Posted 8 Oct 2017, 19:11 by Geraldine Rastall
  • Stamps for Mary MacKillop We have a contact who saves postage stamps for the charity of Mary MacKillop International Missions in Peru.  Next time you receive some mail that has a postage stamp, why ...
    Posted 20 Aug 2017, 16:33 by Geraldine Rastall
  • The Man Cave Tuesday 24 October at the Gladesville SportiesOctober's guests will be two young parishioners who will share their initiative “From the Ground up” to assist the Nepalese people after ...
    Posted 2 Oct 2017, 15:19 by Geraldine Rastall
  • Ryde-Gladesville Youth/Young Adult Choir We are openly inviting all young people in the parish from High School up to the age of 35 years to join the youth/ young Adult choir for the 6pm ...
    Posted 2 Jul 2017, 21:25 by Geraldine Rastall
  • We Need Your Help Volunteers are important in all aspects of society, without their support lots of events, charities and other important aspects of our community wouldn’t happen. This also applies to our ...
    Posted 5 Jun 2017, 16:40 by Geraldine Rastall
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