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    Official Song for Australian Catholic Youth Festival Launched

    With just two weeks until the Australian Catholic Youth Festival, the Australian Catholic Bishops Office for Youth has launched the official song for the festival. The lively anthem that will have the festival participants jumping with joy is called Joyful Generation. Tim Hart, who lives in the Southern Highlands...
  • Francis O’Callaghan on ACYF: ‘opportunity to worship with 15,000 people’

    This article is the last in a series of profiles on members of the Diocese of Parramatta who have been nominated to help prepare for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF). To read other profiles and learn more about the ACYF, click here. Francis O’Callaghan is Religious Education Coordinator at...
  • Xt3 Advent Calendar 2017

    “Divinity is always where one least expects to find it” Venerable Fulton Sheen Venerable Fulton Sheen, one of the Church’s greatest communicators urged us to look for God in unlikely places, “Divinity is always where one least expects to find it”. This is the theme for the Xt3.com Advent...
  • Witnesses to the Resurrection: St Andrew

    Name: St Andrew Death: St Andrew was tied to an X shaped cross, surviving for three days, in Patras, Achaia. Mid to late 1st century AD. Feast Day: November 30 Patronage: Scotland, Greece, Russia, Sicily, Ukraine, Georgia, Barbados, fishermen, singers, rope-makers, butchers, pregnant women, protection against fever, whooping cough...
  • Bishop Vincent welcomes the new City of Parramatta Councillors

    Bishop of Parramatta, Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv formally welcomed the newly-elected City of Parramatta Councillors at the Diocese of Parramatta Chancery Office, on Wednesday 22 November. Over morning tea, Bishop Vincent and other leaders from the Diocese of Parramatta – including from CatholicCare and Catholic Education – met...
  • School Formal Season

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta It seems that the days of renting a suit, borrowing the family car and heading off to the school hall or local club for the Year 12 school formal are well and truly over. In some instances, the...
  • How Australians can help in Myanmar

    Catholic NGO Palms Australia urgently requires volunteers to support their partner communities in Myanmar, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Kiribati and Kenya. It is widely acknowledged that peace and poverty reduction comes from sustainable development and capacity building, not just handouts or short-term intervention. Long-term volunteering from skilled and...
  • ‘Dear friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 19 November 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year A 2017 at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta 19 November 2017   Dear friends, We live in a time where there is a tendency on the part...
  • John Fahey on faith, cancer and the luck of the Irish

    2017 marks 25 years since the Hon John Fahey AC became Premier of New South Wales. John made a decisive contribution to Western Sydney during government, initiating the M2 motorway and helping to bring the Olympic Games to Sydney. He is currently serving as Chancellor of the Australian Catholic...
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