Faith

  • Bishop Vincent, Parra Catholic, Western Sydney Catholic, Blue Mountains Catholic

    ‘My Dear Friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 16 April, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the Solemn Mass of Sunday of the Resurrection at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. 16 April 2017     My dear friends, It is a great privilege for me to celebrate this first Easter Vigil Mass...
  • Bishop Vincent, Parra Catholic, Western Sydney Catholic, Blue Mountains Catholic

    Bishop Vincent homily from 14 April, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the Solemn Celebration of the Passion of the Lord at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. 14 April 2017     Dear friends, The story of the passion that we have just heard on this solemn day...
  • Pope Francis strengthens Vatican Secretariat for Communication

    By Ines San Martin, April 12, 2017   Pope Francis has green-lighted the appointment of Jesuit Father James Martin and Michael Warsaw, Chairman of the Board for ETWN, as two of the 13 new consultants for the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications. For American Catholics, those names can’t help but...
  • Bishop Vincent, Parra Catholic, Western Sydney Catholic, Blue Mountains Catholic

    Bishop Vincent homily from 13 April, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. 13 April 2017     My dear friends, Tonight, we have come to celebrate what should be considered the essence of what the Church...
  • Benedict XVI’s Historic and Moving ‘Last Testament’

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook   “So when you stand before the Almighty, what will you say to him? I will plead with him to show leniency towards my wretchedness.” – Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Last Testament   Unprecedented in the modern era, the abdication of Pope Benedict XVI...
  • Latest Appointments

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv has confirmed the following appointments in the Diocese of Parramatta: Miss Amanda Bentley Diocesan Liturgical Commission effective 13 April 2017 for three years Ms Elizabeth Crouch Diocesan Finance Council effective 13 April 2017 for five years Revered Evergisto Bernaldez MSP Assistant Priest – Mary Immaculate...
  • News & Events Weekly update

    Positions Vacant The Diocese of Parramatta is seeking applications for several positions. For further details, go to https://parracatholic.org/employment/ Feedback on the ‘Lead us to Living Water’ Family Lenten Program 2017 Now that Lent is over, the Life, Marriage and Family Office has issued a survey about their recently produced...
  • New mentoring program for Australian Catholic women set to launch

    By Debra Vermeer A new mentoring program, aimed at helping to build the skills and faith of Australian Catholic women so they can have a positive impact in both the Church and wider society, is set to be launched in May. The Australian Catholic Women’s Mentoring Program is the...
  • Who is Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI?

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook   Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, known as Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, was born in the German town of Marktl, Bavaria, on April 16, 1927. April 16, 2017 was his 90th birthday. He was born on Easter morning and baptised that day with the newly blessed...
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