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    Official Song for Australian Catholic Youth Festival Launched

    With just two weeks until the Australian Catholic Youth Festival, the Australian Catholic Bishops Office for Youth has launched the official song for the festival. The lively anthem that will have the festival participants jumping with joy is called Joyful Generation. Tim Hart, who lives in the Southern Highlands...
  • It’s all “app-ening” in the Diocese of Parramatta

    Mass times, news and events in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains will be just that little easier to find thanks to a new mobile app launched by the Diocese of Parramatta. The app comes as a response to Pope Francis’ call to find new ways of, “communicating the...
  • Refugees: A spirit of welcome is the antidote to anxiety

    Thomas H. Smolich, S.J. is the International Director of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS). On 27 August 2017 he recently gave a powerful talk to 200 people for the launch of the Diocese of Parramatta initiative, “Walking with Refugees and People Seeking Protection”. Below is the transcript and video of his...
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    News & Events Weekly Update

    Catholic Youth Parramatta (CYP) LIFTED Retreat: July 21-23 ‘Made for Greatness’ In its third year, the annual LIFTED Retreat is an opportunity for young adults 18+ to gather for a weekend at the Benedict XVI Retreat Centre, Grose Vale. This year’s theme “Made For Greatness” will encourage us to...
  • Bishop Vincent Long

    ‘Dear Friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 9 June, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the Votive Mass of St Patrick at Patrician Brothers College, Blacktown 09 June 2017     Dear friends at Patrician Brothers, It is often said that God works in mysterious ways and I am a...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Special video message from Cardinal Leonardo Sandri

    His Eminence, Leonardo Cardinal Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches, visited Australia recently, as part of his mission to promote and support the Eastern Catholic Churches. These Churches are in full communion with the Holy Father and preserve their autonomy and eastern traditions. Cardinal Sandri generously granted...
  • The FaithFeed: Anthony – God’s Incredible Trust in Us

    Last Sunday, the Christian community celebrated the Feast of Pentecost, entering that first invitation of Jesus to his disciples to receive the Holy Spirit – God’s Spirit – so that they could go out and be channels of God in the world. Empowered by that same Spirit as our Baptismal...
  • 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...
  • Family: An Oasis of Mercy

    From the Life, Marriage & Family Office The Shrine of the Holy Innocents at Kellyville provided a wonderful space for the families who attended the Family Sunday gathering on 23 October 2016 to explore the theme of ‘Family: An Oasis of Mercy’. With the aid of a Pilgrim Family...
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