Diocese and Parishes

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

    Monday 17 April 2017 – Sunday 30 April 2017 On pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Wednesday 3rd May 2017 Concelebrates the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-elect Timothy Harris at Emmaus Hall, Ryan Catholic College, Townsville at 10:30am. Thursday 4 May – Saturday 6 May 2017 Attends meetings of the Australian Catholic Bishop’s...
  • 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...
  • Why kids need outdoor play

    In Australia, we are blessed by good weather and an amazing natural environment. Most suburbs in Sydney have green space for parks and recreation areas. Yet as a society, we seem to be spending less time outdoors due to longer working hours, increasing demands on families, the lure of...
  • 1,400 Young Faithful Finish 21km Good Friday Pilgrimage

    1,400 Catholic youth from Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains participated in the annual 21 kilometre Good Friday overnight pilgrimage from Blacktown to Parramatta. The walkers set off from St Patrick’s Church, Blacktown at 10pm on Friday 14 April and arrived at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta at around 6.00am...
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