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  • A Plum Parish with Good Shepherds

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook, February 2017 Good Shepherd Parish, Plumpton, is thriving on the vine. The parish is an epicentre of youth and multiculturalism, in one of the youngest and most diverse parts of the Diocese of Parramatta. The parish bustles with a wide range of community and...
  • Family: An Oasis of Mercy

    From the Life, Marriage & Family Office The Shrine of the Holy Innocents at Kellyville provided a wonderful space for the families who attended the Family Sunday gathering on 23 October 2016 to explore the theme of ‘Family: An Oasis of Mercy’. With the aid of a Pilgrim Family...
  • Catenians welcome Bishop Vincent Long

    By Michael Tan, Catholic Outlook The Parramatta Catenians hosted a most enjoyable and successful 17th anniversary dinner on 23 March 2017 with special guest Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. We had 100 guests for the night, including Catenians from other Circles, visiting guests from various parishes in the Diocese,...
  • What is it like to receive the Eucharist in space?

    National Catholic Register, Kathleen Naab, 5 March 2017 Getting to live in space is a challenge and an honor only a very few people will ever enjoy (at least in our generation). Astronaut Mike Hopkins is one of those selected few. He spent six months on the International Space...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Friday 31 March 2017 Presides at a Penitential Service for the Elect at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, at 7.30pm. Saturday 1 April 2017 Celebrates Pontifical Vigil Mass for the Fifth Sunday of Lent at St Bernadette’s Parish, Lalor Park, at 6.00pm. Sunday 2 April 2017 Celebrates Pontifical Mass for...
  • Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies

    Palm Sunday on 9 April 2017 Everyone is invited to join youth and young adults of the Diocese of Parramatta for the Palm Sunday Procession, World Youth Day Mass & Event at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta on Sunday 9 April. The procession down Church Street with Bishop Vincent...
  • The Attachment: Letters from a Most Unlikely Friendship

    A celebration of friendship, renewal, nature and the human spirit told through letters between a writer and an 80-year-old priest. Original, surprising – both highly entertaining and deeply moving. Dear Ailsa, Sometimes I wonder whether the friendship that has caught us both – a most unlikely friendship I must...
  • Sr Noelene Simmons SM elected President of ACRATH

    Noelene Simmons SM knows her commitment to work for the elimination of human trafficking is a long-term one; fortunately she is blessed with faith and hope. Involvement in ACRATH, one of Australia’s largest and most significant anti-trafficking organisations, has taught her that change happens slowly, but with collaboration and...
  • Fr Ken Howell appointed an Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane

    The Holy Father has appointed Fr Kenneth Michael Howell as an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Brisbane. The announcement was made at noon Rome time on 28 March 2017. The Auxiliary Bishop-Elect will serve alongside the Archbishop of Brisbane, Most Rev Mark Coleridge. On behalf of the Australian...
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