A warm welcome awaits you in Catholic parishes across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.
Other Key Events
Palm Sunday on 14 April 2019
Everyone is invited to join youth and young adults of the Diocese of Parramatta for the Palm Sunday Procession, World Youth Day Mass & Event at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta on Sunday 14 April. The procession down Church Street with Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv will depart at 5.15pm from Parramatta Town Hall following the blessing of palms.
Office of Tenebrae on Monday 15 April 2019
Celebrant: Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. A Holy Week reflection liturgy with Scripture, psalm chanting and motets at 7.30pm in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta.
Chrism Mass on Wednesday 17 April 2019
Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv will be the Principal Celebrant at this year’s Chrism Mass at 7.30pm in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. The Mass will be concelebrated by the priests of the Diocese of Parramatta, assisted by the deacons. During the Mass, the Oil of the Catechumens and the Oil of the Sick will be blessed and the Oil of Chrism consecrated. These holy oils will then be given to the parishes for use during the year. During the Mass, the priests renew their commitment to priestly service.
CYP Good Friday Night Walk on 19 April 2019
Join youth, students, young adults and the broader Church community of the Diocese of Parramatta on one of TWO overnight ‘routes of reflection’. The walks will take place through the night, departing at 10.00pm from both St Patrick’s Church at Blacktown and St Patrick’s Church at Guildford and concluding at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta at 7.00am.