Institute For Mission

  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Trip to Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy, Sutton Forest You are invited to join the Sacred Heart Parish community for a day trip on Tuesday 6 December that includes coach travel, morning tea, self-guided tour of the grounds and shrines. BYO picnic lunch. Departs 9.30am from Sacred Heart...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Advent – a Season of Hope: 26 November Reflection Day for Women with presenter Sr Mary Louise Walsh ISSM. From 9.30am-3pm at Mt Schoenstatt, Fairlight Rd, Mulgoa. Cost: $25, BYO lunch – morning & afternoon tea provided. To register tel (02) 4773 8338, info@schoenstatt.org.au ACU Advent Lessons and Carols:...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Xt3 Advent Calendar This year’s Xt3 free Advent Calendar looks at the Nativity scene through the eyes of a child and features artworks by students in Years 5 and 6 from Sydney schools and surrounding areas. Amidst the artworks, the app contains reflective weekly videos highlighting words of love...
  • The Good News (in 60 seconds)

    By Fr Paul Roberts EV The Diocese of Parramatta was a recent sponsor of the Proclaim 2016 Conference. Hosted by the Diocese of Broken Bay, Proclaim was a gathering of about 500 people from all over Australia focusing on the challenges and opportunities for parishes to evangelise; to be, live and...
  • Way of Mercy launched

    The relics of St Mary MacKillop and Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata accompanied by a 3.7m high wooden Mercy Cross commenced their three-month journey through Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains on Monday 8 August. For all the images from the evening click here or scroll through the pictures below. The...
  • MEDIA RELEASE

    MEDIA RELEASE 05082016 – Way of Mercy When: Starts Monday 8 August 2016 from 10am till noon Where: St Patrick’s Cathedral and Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta Pope Francis has called for a more merciful and inclusive church in “which we are all called to give consolation to each man...
  • What does a criminal act and a graduation have in common?

    Posted on 24 February 2016 By Rev Paul Roberts “How can you forgive this arsonist?” This was a challenging question asked of Rev John Boyle in 1996 when he was Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta. On behalf of Bishop Bede Heather, Fr John had just returned from...
  • Liturgical Ministry Formation Course commences

    Posted on 23 February 2016 By Sr Mary Louise Walsh ISSM A course that provides participants with the opportunity to deepen their faith through their understanding of liturgy and ministry commenced in Blacktown last night. The Liturgical Ministry Formation Course in the Diocese of Parramatta focuses on formation for...
  • 24 Hours for the Lord in the Year of Mercy

    Posted on 19 February 2016 For the second year, Pope Francis has welcomed the 24 Hours for the Lord initiative to be celebrated during Lent. In the Diocese of Parramatta the special time for prayer and Reconciliation will take place on Friday 4 March and Saturday 5 March 2016....
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