St Finbar's Glenbrook Parish

Two new chaplains for Westmead Hospital


Catholic Outlook May 2014: DWF Appeal
Episcopal Vicar for Health, Very Rev Fr John Boyle EV, talks to Anna Phillips and Sr Rita Apura CSFN following the ceremony.

Originally published in Catholic Outlook May 2014

Mrs Anna Phillips and Sr Rita Apura CSFN from the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth were commissioned as chaplains to Westmead Hospital in a ceremony in the hospital’s chapel in February this year. The ministry of chaplains in the Diocese is supported by donations to the DWF Appeal.

The two new chaplains will work with the Pastoral Care Team at Westmead Hospital with Rev Fr Domingo Barawid MI, a priest belonging to the Ministers of the Infirm (the Camillians), Deacon Nicephorus Tan, Mrs Cathy McNamara and Br Gerard Bulfin FSP from the Patrician Brothers. Sister Rita also works at Blacktown Hospital.

The Children’s Hospital, next door to Westmead Hospital, has a Catholic Pastoral Team comprising Rev Fr Marcelo Pamintuan MI, a Camillian priest, Sr Patricia Bolster RSM, a Parramatta Sister of Mercy, and Sr Narelle Whiteman RSJ, a Sister of St Joseph.

To contact these chaplains

Westmead General/Adult Hospital tel (02) 9845 5083

Westmead Children’s Hospital tel (02) 9845 0000

Blacktown Hospital tel (02) 9881 8000

Faith at Work is the theme of the Diocesan Works Fund (DWF) Appeal being held in parishes and Catholic schools throughout the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta during May. This appeal is an opportunity to act together as a diocesan family to support ministries and services that no single individual or parish can offer.

You can donate through your parish or school or online at Faith at Work: 


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