Catholic Life

  • Vale Anthony Foster

    Vale Anthony Foster It is with much sadness that we learned of the sudden death of Anthony Foster in Melbourne over the weekend. Anthony and his wife Chrissie dedicated their lives to seeking justice for victims of child sex abuse. In 2010, when I was still living in Rome,...
  • Bishop Vincent, Parra Catholic, Western Sydney Catholic, Blue Mountains Catholic

    ‘Dear Friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 27 May, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily Homily for the Vigil of the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord with the Rite of Ordination of Mr Shinto Francis to the Diaconate in Year A 2017 at St Paul the Apostle Parish, Winston...
  • International annulment training in Baulkham Hills

    Canon law professionals from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Kiribati, Guam, Australia and New Zealand participated in a special institute, for those who work in the Church’s tribunal ministry, at St Joseph’s Convent, Baulkham Hills from 15 May to 26 May 2017. The Institute of Tribunal Practice is a...
  • Pope Francis names five new cardinals

    Pope names new cardinals from Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain and El Salvador In what has become a trademark of this pontificate, Francis blindsided long-time Vatican watchers and even most of his closest collaborators when he announced the names of five new cardinals today. He did so at the end...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) Early-bird registration has now opened for the largest gathering of young Catholics since World Youth Day Sydney in 2008! Bishop Vincent & Catholic Youth Parramatta invite young people from Year 9 to 30 years of age to celebrate the young heart of the Church,...
  • Bishop Vincent address: The Catholic Church in post-Royal Commission Australia

    Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta address: “The Catholic Church in post-Royal Commission Australia” delivered on 16 May at Mission 2017: one heart many voices, Sydney, Australia.   INTRODUCTION I would like to pay my respects and acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which this meeting...
  • We’re hiring! Clergy Healthcare Coordinator

    Clergy Healthcare Coordinator The Role The Clergy Healthcare Coordinator supports the Diocese of Parramatta in promoting the health and wellbeing of the priests and deacons of the diocese, and provides other related functions. The Clergy Healthcare Coordinator is also accountable for ensuring that work is undertaken within professional standards...
  • Solomon Island Earthquake Victims

    A 5.2 – magnitude earthquake shook the western region of the Solomon Islands on January 28th. Bishop of Gizo, Bishop Luciano Capelli, said that 63 houses in local villages, built with traditional materials, have been damaged and others will have to be rebuilt. Poor telecommunication infrastructure in the area...
  • Discernment to the Permanent Diaconate

    Discernment Sunday #2 with the Deacon’s Vocations Team will occur on May 28, 2017. Come for a chance to learn more about vocations to the Permanent Diaconate and have a chat with the team members. The Diocese of Parramatta is looking for men between the ages of 35 to...
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