Joseph Younes

  • Reminder: Postal plebiscite on “same-sex marriage” announced

    Postal plebiscite on “same-sex marriage” announced The Australian Government has announced there will be a postal plebiscite on whether the definition of marriage in the Marriage Act 1961 should be changed to include “same-sex marriage”. Ballot papers will be sent out to households on Tuesday, 12 September and all...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 20th August 2017 at 10:30am Pontifical Mass of the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time with the Rite of Installation of Reverend Fernando Montano as Parish Priest of St Bernadette’s Parish, Castle Hill. Tuesday 22nd August 2017 at 9:30am Attends the Blessing and Opening of Notre Dame University Multidisciplinary...
  • Migrant & Refugee Sunday

    By Fr Maurizio Pettenà, National Director, Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office Next week the Catholic Church in Australia will be celebrating the contribution Migrants have made in our communities. This week-long celebration culminates with Migrant and Refugee Sunday, on 27 August 2017. Each year the Universal Church commemorates the...
  • MEDIA RELEASE

    MEDIA RELEASE 18082017 ST PATRICKS QUARTER The Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of the Diocese of Parramatta, has announced plans for a major project around the St Patrick’s Cathedral precinct that is expected to revitalise and renew the northern end of the Parramatta CBD. The project, known...
  • ACU welcomes two leaders to senior leadership team

    The University’s Senate on Tuesday 15 August endorsed the appointments of Father Anthony Casamento CSMA as ACU’s inaugural Vice President and Professor Hayden Ramsay as Pro Vice-Chancellor Assisting the Vice-Chancellor and President and Professor of Catholic Philosophy. The newly created position of Vice President is responsible for the Catholic-related...
  • Bishop Vincent Long

    ‘Dear Friends’ – Bishop Vincent homily from 13 August, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year A with the Rite of Consecration to a Life of Virginity for a Woman Living in the World of Miss Zara Tai at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta...
  • Encouraging a love of reading

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta How many people can remember a book they read as a child that had a profound impact on their life? For me, I wasn’t always a reader; for me it was the adventures of Biggles that began my...
  • A Year-Long Diocesan Journey

    Migrant and Refugee Sunday to kick off a year-long Diocesan campaign “Walking with Refugees and People Seeking Protection” – The aim of the Journey is to galvanise a Diocesan-wide, faith-filled urge to bring about a community and political culture that values fair and compassionate treatment of people seeking refuge and protection...
  • ‘Dear Friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 5 August 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for Mass for Various Occasions on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Religious Profession of Sr Venera Nicolosi OSU at the Maximilian Kolbe Centre, Castle Hill 5 August 2017     Dear friends, What...
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