Social Justice

  • David Parker is the Manager of Community at the Ephpheta Centre.

    Ephpheta Centre for deaf transformed David’s life

    The best thing about the Ephpheta Centre for deaf and hard of hearing Catholics is that it transforms lives. “Spiritual warmth and community connections have made me feel alive,” David Parker wrote. David is the Manager of Community at the Ephpheta Centre and was born profoundly deaf. David was...
  • Start of Legal Year with Ecumenical Service

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook   An inter-church service to mark the commencement of the 2017 law year took place in the Leigh Memorial Uniting Church, Parramatta, on Tuesday 7 February at 9am. Most Rev Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta represented the Catholic Church and led...
  • Bishop Vincent Long to launch paper on human trafficking

    Posted on 8 February 2017. On the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita today, bishops and religious leaders across Australia support the call from Pope Francis to end the injustice of human trafficking against all people, in particular children.‘They are children! Not slaves!’ is the theme for Bakhita Day this...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Diocesan Works Fund Appeal The DWF Appeal is being held across the Diocese of Parramatta during February 2017. Donations to the appeal will provide financial support to our not-for-profit social services. Each year, more than 20,000 inquiries for assistance are received by the Ephpheta Centre, which supports the deaf,...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Positions vacant 1. Graphic Designer & Team Support – Brand, Networking, Video: The Institute for Mission at Blacktown requires a full-time team member who specialises in graphic design. Applications close on 31 January 2017. For a position description, click here. 2. Assistant Housekeeper: Holy Spirit Seminary at Harris Park...
  • We’re hiring! Administration and Project Support Assistant

    Administration and Project Support Assistant 6 month maximum term maternity leave role   This role will be based at the Diocesan Ministry Centre located in Blacktown, NSW.   The Role As the Administration and Project Support Assistant you will be responsible for greeting and coordinating all visitors to our...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    The Lights of Christmas at St Mary’s Cathedral: 8-25 December 2016 Experience the joy of Christmas with sound and light projections on St Mary’s Cathedral. Bring the whole family to view the Fantasia-style animation of the classic Christmas favourite The Nutcracker Suite, Christmas carols and beautiful visions of the...
  • Powerful refugee stories at Mamre House ceremony

    By Jordan Grantham Bishop Vincent Long visited Mamre House on the morning of 7 December 2016 for an English Language Program end-of-year ceremony. The program, Certificate in Spoken and Written English, is a certified program of Nepean Community College and delivered by Mamre House, a work of CatholicCare Social...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    The Epiphany Pilgrimage – the Journey of the Magi: 2-8 January 2017 The Epiphany Pilgrimage is a seven-day, 100km pilgrimage through the Blue Mountains bushland. Pilgrims stay overnight at parishes along the route, experiencing the welcoming hospitality of parishioners and spending time in prayer, adoration and fellowship. Pilgrims include...
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