Jordan Grantham

  • Launch of Project Compassion at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta

    St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta overflowed with the faithful celebrating Ash Wednesday and the launch of Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion with a Pontifical Solemn Mass celebrated by Bishop of Parramatta, Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv. Paul O’Callaghan, CEO of Caritas Australia, spoke after Mass in a panel...
  • Growing in Holiness Series: Holy hour essential for James

    The Growing in Holiness article series shares the stories of Catholics in the Diocese of Parramatta who are striving to grow in holiness through the means provided by the heritage of the Catholic Church. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states in paragraph 2013: “All Christians in any state...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 28th January 2018 at 11:00am Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass of the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Saturday 3rd February 2018 at 10:00am Blesses the new Crypts of Divine Mercy at Castlebrook Memorial Park, Rouse Hill.   Sunday 4th February 2018 at 9:30am Celebrates Pontifical Mass of the...
  • Australia Day Honour for Greg Whitby

    Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Executive Director Greg Whitby has been recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours list with his appointment as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM). The award recognises Greg’s outstanding contribution to education. Since 2006, Greg has led a...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Deanery and Diocesan Pastoral Councils Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv launched our new councils on Saturday 2 December at St Andrew’s Parish, Marayong. He called on our councils to be listening bodies, particularly to those who are “outside...
  • Keep curiosity alive at school

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta I have never really understood the proverb “curiosity killed the cat” because curiosity is key to learning and innovation. Young children learn about themselves and the world because of an in-built need to know about and learn new things. I often use the example of learning to walk...
  • New technology for the New Evangelisation at Castle Hill

    St Bernadette’s Parish, Castle Hill has a new Facebook page: “St Bernadette’s Parish Castle Hill” with the custom URL facebook.com/castlehillparish. Fr Fernando Montano, Parish Priest, explained the exciting new move in the Epiphany edition of the Massabielle, the parish’s weekly newsletter. “I am a priest who likes the use of...
  • Sickbed reconciliations in hospital chaplaincy

    “You know not the day or the hour” (Mt 23:13) when the Lord permits personal suffering. Westmead Hospital precinct is one of the largest hospital zones in the Southern Hemisphere and the Camillian Order is present day and night helping people suffering health challenges. “As hospital chaplains and as...
  • Eastern Deanery Report

    Within each Diocese the Bishop has the possibility to join together several neighbouring parishes into special groups called deaneries. In our Diocese we have a number of Deaneries, based on geographical criteria: Mountain, Western, Central, Hills and Eastern Deaneries. Each Deanery has a priest who is appointed as Dean....
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