Jordan Grantham

  • Church supports people experiencing domestic violence in Western Sydney

    Western Sydney has been identified as a domestic violence ‘hot spot’ by the Federal Government and Catholic organisations are working hard to provide families with support and access to relevant services. The Catholic Women’s League Australia held their 2015 bi-annual National Conference in Parramatta and devoted a significant amount of...
  • Jim Dominguez connects the Order of Malta in South East Asia

    Learn more about Jim Dominguez and his contribution to business and the community Australian Catholic businessman, Jim Dominguez, is the Order of Malta’s Ambassador to South East Asia and the Far East. Ambassador is no mere title. Jim uses his official red Order diplomatic passport in his travels to...
  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand: Catalyst of WWI and Blue Mountains Fan

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, visited the Blue Mountains, of the Diocese of Parramatta in 1893, as part of a world tour. 21 years later, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo, which caused Austria-Hungary to declare war on Serbia, starting the First World War....
  • Parramatta Coptic Catholics celebrate Papal Visit

    Fr Yousef Akladious is the parish priest for the Coptic Catholic community at St Mark’s Coptic Catholic Church in Prospect. Pope Francis’ visit to Egypt has been described as an incredible boost to national morale, while the country is rocked by instability and the Christian minority is persistently attacked...
  • 800 gather for World Day of the Sick Mass

    One of the treasures of the Church, the sick and frail, gathered on Thursday 9 February 2017 for Mass offered by Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta. The Mass was held on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes for World Day of the Sick. 800...
  • Charles Darwin, Biologist and Western Sydney Socialite

    Did you know Charles Darwin visited Parramatta? On January 27, 1836 Charles Darwin had lunch at ‘The Vineyard’, the home of Hannibal Macarthur in Rydalmere. Darwin’s diary entry for the day reads: “Accompanied by Capt. King rode to Paramatta. Close to the town, his brother in law Mr MacArthur...
  • EXCLUSIVE: First Australian interview with Cardinal Leonardo Sandri

    SYDNEY – His Eminence, Leonardo Cardinal Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches, is visiting Australia 6 May 2017 until 15 May 2017, 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...
  • Wing and a prayer for Year of the Rooster

    Chinese New Year started with a bang at St Monica’s Parish, North Parramatta on Sunday 29 January 2017. Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta concelebrated Mass to celebrate Chinese New Year with Fr Fernando Montano MG, Parish Priest and Chaplain to the Chinese Catholic Chaplaincy. To...
  • Campion College President to new students: Seek Wisdom

    Thirty-eight new students arrived on Monday 6 March to commence their Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts at Campion College Australia, based in Old Toongabbie. Fr Piotr Kruk OP, College Chaplain, concelebrated Mass with Rev Dr Luke Holohan SM, Lecturer in Theology, to begin the Matriculation morning. Staff,...
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