​​​​​​Dear Parents,

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Parish Community of St Therese of Lisie​ux and St Anthony of Padua. We are a prayerful, caring community entrusted in the care of the Franciscan Friars.

If you are considering a Catholic Education for your child, I would like to commend to you our Parish Primary School, St Anthony’s. We know that you value the holistic approach to education that a school like this offers.  The Christian and Franciscan values the students are exposed to, and are encouraged to embrace, will stay with them as they grow and develop.

The Kedron Parish Community is a vibrant one and provides many outreaches into the community.  Some of the programmes offered by our Parish include:


  • Children’s Liturgy - Every second weekend children’s liturgy is held during the 7.30am and 9.30am mass.
  • During Lent and Advent children’s liturgy is held every week
  • School Masses - Important events in the School Calendar are celebrated with a Mass, as well as each year level celebrating mass on a Wednesday morning in the Church
  • Samaritans - A Group of Volunteers who hold a weekly activities morning for the frail, elderly and house bound in our community
  • St Vincent De Paul - Men and women offering practical help to those in need
  • Youth - Opportunities for young people to participate in Parish life
  • Educational Activities - Sacramental, baptism, catechist and Right of Christian Initiation for Adults  programmes
  • Visitation - Encompasses taking Communion to the sick and meals and wheels


In addition to these, there are many other Parish Ministries which we invite you to become involved in e.g. Readers, Special Ministers, Altar Servers, and Hospitality after the Masses.  For a complete list of all Ministries, please go to

To enable the Parish to continue to engage in the local and school community, we invite you to become regular financial contributors to the life of the Parish.  Information on how to contribute can be found of the parish website below.

As Parish Priest I invite you to become involved in the Community and make yourself known to me. I welcome the opportunity to meet all new parents to our School or parish masses.

You are very welcome at the Kedron Parish and I look forward to getting to know you!

Yours in Francis and Clare,

Father Joseph Nguyen ofm

Parish Priest