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  • The Chancery Office: A Diverse Service Focus

    The Chancery Office has a diverse role. Chancery Staff have a threefold focus. Chancery Staff support the Bishop and his leadership of the Diocese of Parramatta, they support Parish Administration through our response to the many and varied requests that come from Parish Secretaries and Parish Finance staff, and...
  • Most Rev Brian Mascord ordained as the fifth Bishop of Wollongong

    In one of the largest Catholic episcopal ordinations in Australian history, a “full-house” of some 4,500 guests, including the Apostolic Nuncio in Australia, His Excellency Most Reverend Adolfo Tito Yllana, witnessed the ordination of Most Rev Brian Mascord as the fifth Bishop of Wollongong at the WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong on...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 25th February 2018 at 11:00am Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass of the Second Sunday of Lent with the Opening of the Seminary Year at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Sunday 4th March 2018 at 9:00am Celebrates Ritual Mass for the First Scrutiny with the Rite of Installation of Reverend Vincy...
  • ‘Dear friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 18 February 2018

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the Rite of Election 2018 at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta 18 February 2018     Dear friends, It is always a great cause for rejoicing and celebration when new members are added to a...
  • Migrant Chaplaincy

    In Australia, we are a church of migrants. Apart from our Aboriginal brothers and sisters, all people in this country have a migrant history, either voluntary, forcibly, or to escape impossible conditions in their homeland. We are a country made up of people from all over the world. For...
  • Pre-qualifying for the HSC

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta From this year, Year 9 students across NSW will be required to pre-qualify for the Higher School Certificate. What does all this mean? Simply, students will need to meet a minimum standard (above band 8) in reading, writing...
  • ‘Dear friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 18 February 2018

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the First Sunday of Lent in Year B 2018 on Lunar New Year at St Monica’s Parish, North Parramatta 18 February 2018     Dear friends, With great joy and hope, we gather to...
  • Religious – Jewels in the Diocese

    Jewels in the Diocese – Sometimes hidden, always present Do you know that there are more than 250 men and women in the Diocese who live a consecrated life?  Those in consecrated life belong to religious orders, societies of apostolic life or to the order of consecrated virgins.  All...
  • GALLERY: Fr Suresh heads West

    11 years to the day after arriving in Australia from India, Fr Suresh Kumar was installed as Parish Priest of Padre Pio Parish, Glenmore Park on Sunday 4 February 2018. Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, celebrated Mass with the installation and delivered the homily. “Today,...
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