Joseph Younes

  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Special edition of Catholic Outlook At the request of Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Catholic Outlook will be back in print for a special, one-off December 2017 Christmas edition. This special edition will be a beautifully bound, 40-page,...
  • ‘Dear friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 2 November 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the Solemn Mass for the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Soul’s Day) at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta 2 November 2017     Dear friends, Today, we remember those who have passed from...
  • GALLERY: The Catholic Foundation

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv hosted The Catholic Foundation dinner on Saturday, 4 November. Bishop Vincent was the principal celebrant and ordaining prelate for the Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta which was followed by the dinner at the Novotel Sydney Parramatta. Replacing the Diocesan Works Fund, the newly established The Catholic...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 19th November 2017 at 11:00am Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass of the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Sunday 19th November 2017 at 3:00pm Celebrates Mass for the Vietnamese Martyrs at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 10:30am Attends a meeting of...
  • The Gabriels are off to Dublin

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv has announced that the Gabriel family from Mary, Queen of the Family Parish, Blacktown will represent the Diocese of Parramatta at the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) to be held in Dublin on 21-26 August 2018. Conrad, Natalia, Chris and Cate Gabriel have shared with Catholic...
  • Pope Francis message for First World Day of the Poor

    MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FIRST WORLD DAY OF THE POOR 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 19 November 2017   Let us love, not with words but with deeds 1. “Little children, let us not love in word or speech, but in deed and in truth” (1 Jn3:18). ...
  • Any change to marriage law must include protections for religious freedom

    Parliament must work to unify Australians by respecting different views on marriage, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Denis Hart said today in the wake of the result of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. “The Catholic Church, and many others who sought to retain the definition of marriage...
  • Same-sex marriage postal survey result

    The Diocese of Parramatta respects the will of the Australian people as expressed through the results of the same-sex marriage postal survey. It now seems likely that civil marriage will be open to people of the same-sex and we respect that outcome. The Catholic Church will continue to promote...
  • Children need to manage, not ignore their emotions

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta Year 12 students and their parents will be breathing a sigh of relief with the conclusion of the final Higher School Certificate exams last week. The HSC and NAPLAN have been linked to high levels of anxiety among...
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