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  • The refugee family who welcomed the Bishop with a smile

    On a cool Wednesday autumn afternoon in Blacktown, John* and his wife Rebecca stand outside their temporary accommodation, awaiting Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. As the Bishop arrives he is greeted with a warm smile from the couple and invited inside. Walking into their modest house the Bishop and...
  • Bishop Vincent washes the feet of prisoners

    On Holy Thursday afternoon Bishop Vincent celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper with prisoners from John Morony Correctional Complex. Click here for images from the Mass. In his second visit to the prison, Bishop Vincent presided over the Mass which was attended by around 50 prisoners and four staff including...
  • Make Your Easter Chocolates Slavery Free

    Please buy only slavery free chocolate this Easter. That’s the message from ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) and a *coalition of social justice groups, in the days leading up to Easter Sunday April 16. Australians will spend about $2 billion on chocolate this Easter and much...
  • The CEO is hiring!

    The Executive Director of Schools in the Diocese of Parramatta, Greg Whitby, invites applicants for the senior leadership position of Director of Mission, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP). This role supports the evangelising mission of the Catholic Church in the provision of quality Catholic schooling, The CEDP mission...
  • Barriers to Good Learning

    Large innovative corporations like Google, Telstra, Apple and even Commonwealth Bank have recognised that good working environments can lead to happier, healthier and more productive employees. If you do a search for these workplaces, you’ll see very modern flexible spaces that are very open and use lots of natural...
  • New appointment at Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

    Internationally renowned cardiologist Professor John McMurray, widely recognised as one of the world’s leading authorities on the epidemiology and clinical management of heart disease, has joined the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research. Throughout his distinguished career, Professor McMurray has instigated and led a seminal body of cardiovascular clinical...
  • A Plum Parish with Good Shepherds

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook, February 2017 Good Shepherd Parish, Plumpton, is thriving on the vine. The parish is an epicentre of youth and multiculturalism, in one of the youngest and most diverse parts of the Diocese of Parramatta. The parish bustles with a wide range of community and...
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral hosts hauntingly beautiful Tenebrae

    Presided over by Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, led by Bernard Kirkpatrick (Director of Music for the Diocese of Parramatta) and St. Patrick’s Cathedral Choir, Tenebrae was celebrated in reverent fashion last night at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Images from Tenebrae can be viewed here. Renaissance style chanting and motets hung...
  • Update: Australian Catholic Youth Festival

    The Australian Catholic Youth Festival organisers today announced preparations are well underway for the event that will draw 15,000 young people to Sydney from 7-9 December this year, and revealed some of the event details that will appeal to participants Australia wide. The Festival will be held in the...
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