Adrian Middeldorp

  • The refugee family who welcomed the Bishop with a smile

    On a cool Wednesday autumn afternoon in Blacktown, John* and his wife Rebecca stand outside their temporary accommodation, awaiting Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. As the Bishop arrives he is greeted with a warm smile from the couple and invited inside. Walking into their modest house the Bishop and...
  • tenebrae

    Cathedral to descend into darkness and sublime music

    The Choir of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta will lead Tenebrae at St Patrick’s Cathedral tonight. Tenebrae – the Latin word for ‘darkness’ or ‘shadows’, has for centuries been applied to the combined Offices of Matins and Lauds on the last three days of Holy Week, which in medieval times came to be...
  • VIDEO: Bishop Vincent Long’s Lenten Message 2017

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  • Fr Tim Crowley Funeral: Facebook Live

    Funeral of Fr Tim Crowley to be live streamed on Facebook

    The funeral of Fr Tim Crowley will be live streamed using Facebook. Funeral coverage commences 11AM AEDT at St Bernadette’s, Lalor Park. Just visit the Diocese of Parramatta Facebook Page tomorrow, from 11am. To find out more about Fr Tim Crowley click here. If you wish to know more details...
  • Homily: Ordination of Deacon George Bryan

    Deacon George Bryan was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Parramatta by Most Rev Peter A Comensoli, Bishop of Broken Bay on Sunday 8 May at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. The Homily was given by Very Rev Peter G Williams, Diocesan Administrator, Diocese of Parramatta. A full photo...
  • No one can enter into the presence of God and stay the same

    By Adrian J Middeldorp “Child of God first, priest second and musician third.” This is how Fr Rob Galea described himself to a sell-out audience at Riverside Theatre on Friday 8 April, as part of Catholic Youth Parramatta’s LIFTED Live! series. It was no ordinary concert, but rather a journey of...
  • The Diocese of Parramatta helps ‘Celebrate the West’

    A gathering that included celebrities, politicians and sports stars came out to support today’s annual ‘Celebrate the West’ luncheon at Waterview in Sydney’s Bicentennial Park. The lunch was in aid of the San Miguel Family Centre at North Richmond, a project of Yourtown (formerly Boystown). The centre provides emergency accommodation...
  • Good Friday Walk 2016

    Good Friday Night Walk 2016 – ‘Mercy has a Face” –  1,500 young Catholics from Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains will walk on an overnight, 20km pilgrimage of prayer. #mercyhasaface #goodfridaywalk #goodfridaywalk2016 http://parracatholic.org/goodfridaywalk...
  • Diocesan Administrator meets Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria

    The Diocesan Administrator, Very Rev Peter G Williams welcomed His Beatitude Patriarch Anba Ibrahim Isaac Sedrak, Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria. He was joined by Fr Paul Patrone, Father Youssef Youssef, Mr Wanis Wanis and Mr David Missak. For more information about the Coptic Catholic Church click here....
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