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  • Proud Westies Support Homeless Families

    “I’m Bryan Brown and I’m a Westie!” were the opening words of the Celebrate the West fundraising luncheon on March 24. Over 300 people attended the gathering of celebrities, politicians, sports stars and supporters for the San Miguel Family Centre at North Richmond. Emeritus Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev...
  • 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...
  • Anzac Day 2017

    What is Anzac Day? Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. What does ANZAC stand for? ANZAC stands for Australian and New...
  • 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...
  • Our Catholic Education Office is hiring!

    Are you the leader of our next-generation school? Santa Sophia Catholic College* will be opening on the site of Our Lady of the Angels, Rouse Hill in 2018 and we are looking for a dynamic foundation principal leader to establish an innovative Catholic learning community from preschool to post...
  • Lebanese build biggest inhabitable Cross in the Middle East

    The Ijdabra Cross rises as a powerful witness of faith in the war torn Middle East. When the cross is complete, the Church of St Saba, Ijdabra, in Northern Lebanon will have the largest inhabitable cross in the Middle East. The 60 metre high cross will contain a small church and a...
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