Archbishop of Sydney blesses Kogarah seniors

The retirement and aged care residents at St Patrick's Green, Kogarah received a special visit from the Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher on Thursday.

Residents gathered in the village's theatrette for a Holy Mass conducted by the Archbishop.

This was especially meaningful for some of the aged care residents who are no longer well enough to make it out to Church.

After the Mass, Archbishop Fisher conducted a blessing of the new seniors' community in Kogarah, making his way through the community areas, each floor of the aged care home and the central village green.

Before blessing the village, Archbishop Fisher took the time to thank St Patrick's Green for its good work in the local St George community.

His Grace made mention of St Luke,who worked hard to create hospices where people could be cared for in a safe environment.

Archbishop Anthony Fisher added that St Patrick's Green was carrying on the good work of St Luke by providing not only a space where Kogarah seniors can go to receive care.

Greengate CEO, Ralph Warburton, said he was honoured to have the Archbishop visit.

The day meant a lot for many of the St Patrick's Green residents, with the seniors remarking how lucky they were to have the Archbishop visit their home.

Retirement resident, Pauline said, "The Archbishop is such a kind man, he really takes the time to talk to everyone and make us feel special. It's so great to have him here and I feel good about him having blessed our home."