Bishop Vincent wants to hear from you!

9 May 2023
Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, speaks to parish support team members at St Patrick's Cathedral Hall, Parramatta. Image: Diocese of Parramatta


Do you have something you’ve always wanted to suggest about the Church in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains? This Saturday is the first of six events which give you the opportunity to speak with Bishop Vincent and other members of our Church about your ideas.

Over the next six weeks, Bishop Vincent is travelling throughout the Diocese and listening directly to people’s stories and suggestions.

Everyone is invited to come along to one of six meetings, starting this Saturday at 6.30pm at St John XXIII Catholic College, Stanhope Gardens, to meet Bishop Vincent and listen and talk with others.

It is part of the synodal process that the Diocese of Parramatta is embarking on which aims to steer a course for the Church in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains into the future.

Each session will be facilitated and covers the areas of communion, participation and mission.

The sessions begin with a chance to mingle with others over light refreshments before the program begins at 7.30pm.

To register for the event, go to

Choose the location that’s closest to your parish, listed here.

All events start at 6.30pm with light refreshments and conclude by 9.30pm.

  • Saturday 20 May at St Columba’s Catholic College, Springwood.
  • Saturday 3 June at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta.
  • Saturday 17 June at St Andrew the Apostle Primary School, Marayong.
  • Saturday 24 June at Holy Spirit Primary School, St Clair.

There will also be a special youth-focussed consultation session on Thursday 18 May at West HQ, Rooty Hill.

We hope to see you there, and can’t wait to hear what you have to contribute as we work to move the Church in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains to where the Holy Spirit wants to lead us.

For more information on the Synod – go to


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