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Welcome to St Joachim Parish
Welcome to St Joachim Parish, Lidcombe, a parish considered as an oasis of prayer in the inner-west part of Sydney. Be on Fire in prayer. It’s the only parish in the entire archdiocese of Sydney and the surroundings in NSW which has the 24/7 Hours Adoration Chapel - Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel ( PEA, as popularly called). Lots of people have heard about this adoration chapel and tons of people have been coming over to Lidcombe to visit the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. It’s simply an amazing thing that happened in our parish! You can attest to this when you ask some Catholic faithful about adoration chapel which is open 24/7!
We have established a new design for our website, and for sure you will notice some changes when you browse our web. We have added new photos and other events in the parish. We will be constantly updating this web, and Facebook page! And for those who are willing and happy to donate online, there’s a section where can do this ( much more this weekend that our Parish Priest will be doing or running in the City 2 Surf in the Sydney - from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach). We have been longing for many years now to start and complete our long-standing project: refurbishing our church pews, making it looks brand new. Please donate online! You will be happy to sit and pray in the church where you have contributed much for the satisfaction of everyone. The people/parishioners before we have taken care of this church for us, let us then be good stewards so that the generation that will follow us will benefit from our good stewardship.
Our Facebook page is also being updated and monitored. You will see and know new things in our parish through this page aside from our parish bulletins and weekly announcements.
So, once again welcome to our webpage and Facebook page. Please let us know of any matters so we improve our web and reach out to the wider community.
Fr. Eduardo de Pedro Orilla
"I no longer take pleasure in perishable food or in the delights of this world. I want only God's bread, which is the Flesh of Jesus Christ, formed of the seed of David, and for drink I crave His Blood which is love that cannot perish."
- St. Ignatius of Antioch
"My sweetest Joy is to be in the presence of Jesus in the holy Sacrament. I beg that when obliged to withdraw in body, I may leave my heart before the holy Sacrament. How I would miss Our Lord if He were to be away from me by His presence in the Blessed Sacrament!"
- St. Katharine Drexel
"O Jesus! on this day, you have fulfilled all my desires. From now on, near the Eucharist, I shall be able To sacrifice myself in silence, to wait for Heaven in peace. Keeping myself open to the rays of the Divine Host, In this furnace of love, I shall be consumed, And like a seraphim, Lord, I shall love You."
- St. Therese of Lisieux
"O Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, and our dear Mother! O all ye holy angels, who, by your adoration in our churches, make up for the little love which your God and our Saviour receives from men, obtain for us the grace to comprehend a little the love of Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament."
- St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
"United with the angels and saints of the heavenly Church, let us adore the most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist. Prostrate, we adore this great mystery that contains God’s new and definitive covenant with humankind in Christ."
- Pope John Paul II
"Let weak and frail man come here suppliantly to adore the Sacrament of Christ, not to discuss high things, or wish to penetrate difficulties, but to bow down to secret things in humble veneration, and to abandon God's mysteries to God, for Truth deceives no man—Almighty God can do all things. Amen."
- St. Paul of the Cross
"O King of glory, though you hide your beauty, yet the eye of my soul rends the veil. I see the angelic choirs giving you honor without cease."
- St. Mary Faustina Kowalska
"When she [Mother Frances Cabrini] went to the chapel … her whole attitude … revealed that she was completely immersed in the Divine Presence. One day, during the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, a sister brought her a telegram. Observing that Mother made no response, the sister put the telegram on the prie-dieu. Then, perceiving that Mother still did not move, the sister looked into her face. She saw there a seraphic expression, the eyes openly fixed upon the Sacred Heart; but Mother was not able to see nor hear anything that was going on around her."
- Mother Saverio De Maria, MSC, Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini
"From the Eucharist comes strength to live the Christian life and zeal to share that life with others."
- Pope John Paul II