St Canice Parish celebrates 125th anniversary

St Canice

The small Catholic parish of St Canice in Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, celebrates its 125th anniversary this Sunday.

Today, St Canice is best known for its soup kitchen, a much loved institution in its own right, which has been feeding Sydney’s homeless every day for 26 years. It is also well know as one of only three Jesuit-run parishes in Sydney and is home to the Australian office of the Jesuit Refugee Service. The Jesuits have been serving the parish for the last 25 years.

The current parish priest, Fr Chris Jenkins, SJ, says: 'St Canice’s has always been a place of hope and encouragement, not just for parishioners, but for the city’s poor and desperate. It is a small community that witnesses to its Christian values by its service of others.'

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St Canice celebrates 125th anniversary