Faith

  • Good Friday 2017

    The crucifixion of Jesus Christ was commemorated on Good Friday, 14 April 2017 at St Patrick’s Cathedral and parishes across the Diocese of Parramatta. In his first Good Friday Commemoration as Bishop of Parramatta, Very Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv led worshippers at St Patrick’s Cathedral at the Commemoration of...
  • RAAF Officer Rosemary chooses to ‘love thy neighbour’ this Anzac Day

    FLGOFF Rosemary Taouk is an aeronautical engineer in the Royal Australian Air Force. Read more here about her life as a Catholic in the Air Force.  Flying Officer (FLGOFF) Rosemary Taouk is a young Catholic aeronautical engineer in the Royal Australian Air Force, at RAAF Base Richmond. This Anzac...
  • Chrism Mass 2017

    At a packed St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, hundreds of parishioners from Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains – representing every parish in the Diocese of Parramatta – attended the 2017 Chrism Mass celebrated by the Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv with priests of the Diocese on Wednesday 12 April. To...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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