Confraternity of Christian Doctrine

  • A Message from Bishop Vincent Long

    Catholic Outlook, March 2017 Dear friends, After 19 years, the print version of Catholic Outlook (the official publication for the Diocese of Parramatta) will cease publication with March 2017 being the final issue. Catholic Outlook will continue publishing news and events online at www.catholicoutlook.org and through our various social...
  • Taking the Gospel to the wider world

    By Cecilia Zammit, Catholic Outlook At each of the weekend Masses we are dismissed with the command to ‘share the good news of Jesus Christ’.  Armed with the necessary authorisation cards, their teaching manuals, music, craft and a smile some 900 women and men from our 47 parishes have...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    LIFTED Breakfast with the Bishop: 4 March 2017 Catholic Youth Parramatta invites secondary school students (16+), youth and young adults to breakfast with Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. Join us as we ‘launch into the deep’ this 2017! Cost: $5 donation towards a full buffet breakfast. From 9.00am-11.30am at...
  • Helping to make a difference in young students’ lives

    By Princess Pacleb and Marielle Dominguez, Catholic Outlook, December 2016 There is something heart-warming about walking into a classroom full of gleaming faces, full of hope and happiness. As student catechists, we are not just teaching younger students about the compelling Word of God, but making a difference in...
  • Catechists join Bishop Vincent Long for CCD Mass

    Catholic Outlook, November 2016 Special Religious Educators (SREs/catechists) travelled from all parts of the Diocese of Parramatta to celebrate Eucharist at Padre Pio Parish, Glenmore Park, where Fr Chris Antwi-Boasiako hosted the 2016 diocesan Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Mass on 21 October 2016. Cecilia Zammit, Director of CCD Parramatta,...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Friday 21 October 11am: Celebrates Holy Mass for the Special Religious Educators of the Diocese followed by presentation. 7.30pm: Celebrates Holy Mass for the conferral of the Sacrament of Confirmation at Holy Name of Mary Parish, Rydalmere. Sunday 23 October 11am: Celebrates Holy Mass of the 30th Sunday in...
  • Supporting catechists in sharing their faith

    By Elizabeth McFarlane Standing in front of a class of 20-40 students in a state school, sharing your faith and love for God with the children, can be a daunting task. But for many catechists in the Diocese of Parramatta, it’s less of a task and more of a...
  • Passing the CCD baton in Parramatta

    Catechists, clergy and the faithful gathered in St Patrick’s Cathedral on 9 December to farewell Paul Worthington, Director of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) in the Diocese of Parramatta. At the conclusion of the Mass, Cecilia Zammit was commissioned as the new CCD Director. After almost 13 years...
  • CCD Director Paul Worthington retires

    Paul Worthington will retire as Director of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) on 18 December 2015 after close to 13 years in the role. The CCD was established in Australia in 1958, some 400 years after its genesis, and was introduced to Parramatta in 1987. The CCD provides...
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