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  • MEDIA RELEASE: Greg Whitby calls for school funding clarity and an end to the divisive debate

    Executive Director of Catholic Education in the Diocese of Parramatta, Greg Whitby, has called for the resumption of constructive, meaningful debate between Catholic leaders and the federal government, and an immediate end to the confusion about what the new funding model will mean for Catholic systemic schools. “We are...
  • 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/ Discernment to the Permanent Diaconate: 28 May Discernment Sunday #2 with the Deacon’s Vocations Team. Come for a chance to learn more about vocations to the Diaconate and have a chat...
  • New Executive Director appointed to National Catholic Education Commission

    Following a thorough national search and the identification of a number of highly-qualified candidates, the Bishops Commission for Catholic Education announced today, 17 May, that Christian Zahra will serve as the next executive director of the National Catholic Education Commission. Making the announcement, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, Chairman of the...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Friday 19 May 2017 Delivers keynote address Wollongong Catholic Dinner – “Bishop’s Refugee Story” Saturday 20 May 2017 Celebrates Thanksgiving Mass for 35th Anniversary of Gia Dinh Den Ta Movement, St Mary Queen of Heaven Parish, 15 Georges Crescent, Georges Hall. Sunday 21st May 2017 at 10:30am Celebrates Pontifical...
  • School funding should be about equity not politics

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta School funding has been the big news story over the past fortnight. Just before last week’s Federal budget, the Turnbull Government announced a new funding model that would take effect from the beginning of 2018. The Prime Minister...
  • Statement from the Bishops Commission for Catholic Education: Federal Government Funding Proposals

    The Bishops Commission for Catholic Education, speaking on behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, has expressed concern at some elements of the Federal Government’s budget announcement regarding Catholic school funding. As Bishops, we acknowledge the difficult financial situation currently faced by the Government and the nation. We are...
  • Budget 2017

    Budget 2017: Fairness and compassion should be the cornerstone of our society Fairness and compassion should be the cornerstone of our society. How we treat our poorest and most vulnerable is a measure of our commitment to a fair and just society. Today, Archbishop Denis Hart, President of the...
  • UPDATE: CCD

    A positive outcome for Special Religious Education (SRE) ‘Scripture in Schools’ has been received from the New South Wales Department of Education. The recommendations of the 2014-2015 NSW Independent Review of SRE-SEE (Ethics) were released by the Department of Education on Tuesday 11 April. The Catholic Church, together with...
  • 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/ Volunteer English Teacher –  Catholic Care Social Services For many years now we have been conducting English language classes for Refugee women at Mamre House Orchard Hills – a work of...
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