Joseph Younes

  • Catholic Women’s League Sponsors State School Students for Youth Festival in December

    The Catholic Women’s League in the Diocese of Parramatta has offered to sponsor 16 young people from state schools to attend the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) in December 2017. Valued at $4,000, the full sponsorship will enable public school students to participate fully in ACYF. The Catholic Women’s...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond PROPOSED CHANGE TO MARRIAGE ACT Marriage is… The Church views marriage as a unique relationship between a woman and a man.  Marriage is also a fundamental institution for all societies because of its importance in uniting spouses as potential...
  • Sanctimonious Bigots Couldn’t Silence Francis

    When a group of Catholic students at The University of Sydney were attacked recently for holding a peaceful information session on the current marriage debate, the unprovoked attack made headlines around Australia. Catholic Outlook spoke to Francis Tamer, a 21-year-old Catholic student at that university, who can be seen...
  • Address from Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv on Social Justice Statement

    Social Justice Statement 2017–2018 – Everybody’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy On behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, I present the 2017–2018 Social Justice Statement, Everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy. This Statement is inspired by the teachings of Jesus and by the unswerving...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 24th September 2017 at 11:00am Celebrates Pontifical Mass of the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time with Celebrating the Anniversaries of Marriage at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Sunday 24th September 2017 at 5:00pm Celebrates Pontifical Mass of the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time on the occasion of the Good...
  • Joint initiative to deliver a leadership program by women and for women in the Catholic Church

    The Council for Australian Catholic Women, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Catholic Mission and Australian Catholic University (ACU), are delighted to announce a joint initiative to deliver a specialised leadership program for women in the Catholic Church. Leadership for Mission is an initiative that has been specifically developed by...
  • Latest Appointments in the Diocese of Parramatta

    Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, has confirmed these appointments in the Diocese of Parramatta:   Sister Catherine Ryan RSM Orders and Ministries Commission commencing 15 August 2017 for a period of three years. Mr Ross Follone Diocese Audit and Enterprise Risk Committee (DAERC) commencing 25...
  • ‘Dear Friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 17 September, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year A at St Gregory’s Catholic Church, Kurrajong 17 September 2017   Dear friends, We live in a world that is full of conflict, injury and pain. With...
  • Learning for the future

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta Several years ago, schools in the Diocese of Parramatta started to make changes to the way that learning happened. I know that some of these changes didn’t go down well with all parents. Some became worried that the...
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