Parish News

  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 28th May 2017 at 11:00 am Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass of the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Wednesday 31 May 2017 Attends Safeguarding Seminar, Parramatta. Sunday 4th June 2017 at 11:00 am Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass of the Solemnity of Pentecost...
  • Calling young Australians to be part of an international conversation

    Young people across Australia are being called to share their views about life, faith, and their experience of Church through an online survey published today by the Australian Bishops. The survey seeks to capture the opinions and perspectives of young people as part of a national consultation process that...
  • St Vincent de Paul Society calls for 1 October deadline for asylum seeker applications to be revoked

    The St Vincent de Paul Society has condemned the Federal Government’s latest ultimatum to asylum seekers, urging it to revoke the arbitrary October deadline for submitting their claims and provide better funding to support legal support and interpreting services. The Society says the 1 October deadline for about 7500...
  • Nigerian Chaplaincy Celebrates Mother’s Day

    The Nigerian Igbo Catholic Community celebrated Mother’s Day on 14 May 2017 in the Diocese of Parramatta. Watch their celebrations below or click here.   Rev Fr Chukwunonyerem Akamadu, Chaplain to the Nigerian Catholic community will celebrate the next Nigerian Mass in Igbo on 11 June at 11.30am at Our Lady...
  • The sad release of skipping church

    By Ryan Suckling, Eureka Street There came a time for me, as it does for many, when going to church was no longer obligatory. I suspect it’s most common in those middle years of adolescence, when parents feel the need to loosen their hold over you, but with the...
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