Joseph Younes

  • REMINDER: Diocese of Parramatta Liturgy Conference

    Liturgy: the Living Presence of Christ – Diocesan Liturgy Conference Last month at an address at the Vatican, Pope Francis spoke about liturgical reform within the Catholic Church.  He emphasised that this was a gradual process that came to maturity at the Second Vatican Council, and has continued to develop,...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 22nd October 2017 at 11:00am Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass of the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Tuesday 24th October 2017 at 5:00pm Celebrates Mass for the General Chapter of the Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia and the Solomon Islands at St Joseph’s Centre...
  • This is what a Sydney Catholic looks like

    This is what a Sydney Catholic looks like – By Robert Hiini, The Catholic Weekly. This is what an average Sydney Catholic looks like – a lot like Shelly Barnes. The Greystanes photographer, wife and mum of three adult sons matches recent data which reveals the average Mass-going Catholic...
  • Pope Francis: Death penalty is ‘contrary to the Gospel’

    VATICAN CITY — The death penalty, no matter how it is carried out, “is, in itself, contrary to the Gospel,” Pope Francis said. Marking the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church at the Vatican Oct. 11, Pope Francis said the catechism’s discussion of the death penalty, already...
  • Australia’s economy must serve every one of us

    ‘Australia now has the second-highest net worth per person in the world. But we cannot justify this wealth if, in accumulating it, we have left behind those who are most in need’, says Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, the Chairman of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC). Bishop...
  • Diocesan and Deanery Pastoral Councils – Why they Matter

    How do we cooperate across parishes and regions in our mission to serve Jesus Christ? How do listen to one another, identify key priorities and make informed decisions to serve those in need and increase the faith and witness of our church? About five years ago, consultations took place...
  • 125 Years of WN Bull Funerals

    WN Bull Funerals today celebrate their 125 year anniversary. Celebrating a mile stone is one thing; taking the past glories into the future is another. William and Mary Bull began their funeral company in 1892. William was descended from a member of the New South Wales Corps who had...
  • How to help children deal with traumatic events

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta It’s been difficult to escape recent media coverage of catastrophic hurricanes, terrorist attacks and shootings. As adults, we all respond differently to traumatic events and it is the same for children. It is not always easy for parents...
  • Bishop Vincent Long

    ‘Dear friends in Christ’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 8 October 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily of the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year A at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta 8 October 2017     Dear friends in Christ, In human experience, there is a phenomenon that is no stranger...
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