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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...
  • World’s oldest Catholic charity expands efforts to help Parramatta homeless

    FOR ALMOST 1000 years, the Order of Malta has served the Lord by serving the least of His brothers. In September 2016, CatholicCare Social Services – Diocese of Parramatta thanked the Order of Malta for their generosity and compassion in providing 100 ‘Coats for the Homeless’ in the Diocese of Parramatta. The Order...
  • Notre Dame University Vice Chancellor awarded honorary degree

    The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Celia Hammond, has received an honorary degree from The University of Portland in the USA. The Doctor of Public Service honoris causa was conferred on Professor Hammond by Father Mark Poorman, President of the University of Portland, on 7 May...
  • Pope at daily Mass: To evangelise, go out, listen, rejoice

    (Vatican Radio) The Church should be on its feet and on the journey, listening to the restlessness of the people, and always with joy. That was the message of Pope Francis in the homily for the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta. In the first eight chapters of...
  • 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...
  • 800 gather for World Day of the Sick Mass

    One of the treasures of the Church, the sick and frail, gathered on Thursday 9 February 2017 for Mass offered by Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta. The Mass was held on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes for World Day of the Sick. 800...
  • 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...
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