SACRED HEART VILLAWOOD 1957
Sacred Heart has served the parish community of Villawood for over 60 years, developing a relationship and strengthening the faith life of members of
the community. In partnership with the Parish Priest, we are committed to building a strong relationship and developing a rich faith community to
support the spiritual wellbeing of all students and families.
SACRED HEART ( 1957 ) – VILLAWOOD
In 1962, Fr John McSweeney was appointed parish priest to Villawood, the only suburb in its region devoid of a Catholic school. In 1965, a school was built and two sisters allocated from St Joseph in Fairfield taught classes from Kindergarten to Year 2. They continued their work at Sacred Heart until 1990, when the first lay principal was appointed.
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Villawood was entirely rebuilt on acreage just 200 metres from the original site where the Community Hub is now located. The new school was blessed and officially opened in 2005.
In 2015, we celebrated our Golden Jubilee. The Sacred Heart School community was joined by past teachers, principals and students on this momentous occasion in a joyous celebration.
Over the years, the strong faith and missionary spirit of St Mary MacKillop and the Sisters of St Joseph has been witnessed through the school community. The school has a great devotion to the Sacred Heart and its motto, ‘Live Jesus’ Way’. This is reflected in the strong pastoral focus of our school.
At Sacred Heart Villawood Parish we promote diversity,
inclusion and equality for all.
2018 – 2020
In 2018 the Parishes of Immaculate Heart of Mary Sefton and Sacred Heart Villawood are now under the care of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.
Very Reverend Maurice T. Thompson Episcopal Vicar, Parish Priest
Most Rev. Archbishop Anthony Fisher has appointed Very Rev. Fr Maurice T. Thompson Episcopal Vicar and Parish Priest of St Christopher’s Panania and St Luke’s Revesby Heights to Immaculate Heart of Mary Sefton and Sacred Heart Villawood.
( 02 ) 9644 4026
120 Carawatha Street, Villawood
NSW 2163 SYDNEY AUSTRALIA