Welcome to St. Patrick’s Parish School.  I am Father Matthew To, and it has been my privilege to be Pastor of St. Patrick’s for the past nine years.  I came to St. Patrick’s Parish straight from my studies in Rome, and prior to that served as the Pastor on the Sunshine Coast where I cared for multiple parishes.

Our parish school community is vibrant, and it is my pleasure to work closely with our dedicated Parish Education Committee, Mrs. Maria Fonseca, our principal, and the teaching staff.  Our parish is very much a family where we support and love and encourage a vast diversity of students and parishioners.  One of the highlights of being pastor of St. Patrick’s Parish School is the children’s Masses and the joy of our children when they come to know that they are loved by Jesus and our parish community.

For parents, it is my great hope that they remain involved and support their children’s spiritual journey; ultimately opening their children’s heart to Jesus, our loving and merciful Savior and that they themselves have an authentic relationship with Him. Being part of the parish community enriches all of our lives through the celebration of the Sacraments, the sharing of the Word of God, and in caring for one another.

As we enter into the 2022/23 school year, I find great peace in knowing that our parish school and parish community are in God’s hand. Moreover, this peace comes from knowing we have excellent and faith-filled education under the leadership of our principal, Mrs. Maria Fonseca and our dedicated teachers and staff. I would ask that you pray for our teachers, staff, families and students to encounter the loving and merciful God and to find joy in this coming year.

God Bless,

Fr Matthew To

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