Jordan Grantham

  • Francis O’Callaghan on ACYF: ‘opportunity to worship with 15,000 people’

    This article is the last in a series of profiles on members of the Diocese of Parramatta who have been nominated to help prepare for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF). To read other profiles and learn more about the ACYF, click here. Francis O’Callaghan is Religious Education Coordinator at...
  • Witnesses to the Resurrection: St Andrew

    Name: St Andrew Death: St Andrew was tied to an X shaped cross, surviving for three days, in Patras, Achaia. Mid to late 1st century AD. Feast Day: November 30 Patronage: Scotland, Greece, Russia, Sicily, Ukraine, Georgia, Barbados, fishermen, singers, rope-makers, butchers, pregnant women, protection against fever, whooping cough...
  • John Fahey on faith, cancer and the luck of the Irish

    2017 marks 25 years since the Hon John Fahey AC became Premier of New South Wales. John made a decisive contribution to Western Sydney during government, initiating the M2 motorway and helping to bring the Olympic Games to Sydney. He is currently serving as Chancellor of the Australian Catholic...
  • Filo faith, culture and song unite at the Filipino Chaplaincy

    Filipino Catholics are passionate about their faith, which is the most important part of their heritage. “Filipinos are defined by their faith, culture and song,” Fr Ruben said. Fr Ruben Elago is Chaplain to the Filipino Chaplaincy. He is a member of the Mission Society of the Philippines, which...
  • Toongabbie farewells Shirley after 35 years as parish secretary

    After 35 years of service, St Anthony of Padua Parish, Toongabbie farewelled much loved parish secretary Shirley Stewart, whose musical laugh and bright smile lit up the office with positivity and joy. Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv joined the parish staff of St Anthony...
  • First Liturgical Conference for the Diocese of Parramatta

    The Diocese of Parramatta’s first Liturgical Conference, ‘Liturgy: the Living Presence of Christ’, occurred with great anticipation and participation on Saturday 4 November 2017. Drizzling rain did not dampen the spirits of approximately 200 participants gathered at St Andrew the Apostle Catholic Parish, Marayong. View images from the conference...
  • Poem: THE CHARGE AT BEERSHEBA

    Author’s note: This poem describes in accurate detail the charge of the Aust. Light Horse, WW1, 31st. Oct. 1917   They sat in the dust, the tall, gaunt young men, the no-nonsense men from Australia, They sat by their giant and thirsty good steeds without sword or lance or...
  • African Catholics dance for the Lord

    The African Catholic community burst with vibrant songs and colourful cultural dress on Sunday 5 November at the All African Mass to celebrate the All Saints of Africa Centre, Blacktown. Msgr Ron McFarlane, Episcopal Vicar for Migrant Chaplaincies was Principal Celebrant of the Mass, concelebrated by Fr Christopher Antwi-Boasiako,...
  • Parramatta RSL Sub-Branch: A bridge between past and future

    Bryan West is the Secretary and Welfare Officer of the City of Parramatta Returned Services League Sub-Branch and has a key organising role in memorial services, including Anzac Day Dawn Service and the Remembrance Day Ceremony at Prince Alfred Park, Parramatta. Bryan is Catholic and an old boy of...
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