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  • Mission 2017 address Part 5: THE CHURCH OF ALL THE BAPTISED

    Bishop Vincent address “The Catholic Church in post-Royal Commission Australia” delivered on 16 May at Mission 2017: one heart many voices, Sydney, Australia.   PART 5: THE CHURCH OF ALL THE BAPTISED Pope Francis urges us to be a church where everyone can feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to...
  • GALLERY: LIFTED Live! with Steve Angrisano

    Catholic Youth Parramatta’s series of LIFTED Live events for 2017 launched again last week as International singer, song-writer and storyteller from the United States, Steve Angrisano joined the LIFTED Band and 200 youth and young adults at the Rooty Hill RSL for prayer, praise, worship, drama, testimony and adoration....
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    ‘Dear Friends in Christ’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 18 June, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) in Year A 2017   18 June 2017 Dear Friends, On Friday night, I was invited to a celebration of Iftar...
  • Parents could lose kids under new Canadian transgender law   

    A new law in Ontario, Canada, threatens to take children from “abusive” parents who do not agree with them changing their gender. Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director Lyle Shelton warned that if the gender diversity requirement was removed from the Marriage Act, pressure would build for similar law here. Ontario’s...
  • Mission 2017 address Part 4: THE CHURCH THAT IS THE FACE OF GOD’S LOVE AND MERCY

    Bishop Vincent address “The Catholic Church in post-Royal Commission Australia” delivered on 16 May at Mission 2017: one heart many voices, Sydney, Australia.   PART 4: THE CHURCH THAT IS THE FACE OF GOD’S LOVE AND MERCY Prior to the Second Vatican Council, the Church was suspicious of the world which...
  • Asante Viswasam on ACYF: ‘a vibrant atmosphere for personal growth’

    This article is part of 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. Asante Viswasam is the Training & Compliance...
  • Light Up St Pat’s joins the Winterlight Festival

    Light Up St Pat’s will shine a brilliant array of colour and creativity upon St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta during the City of Parramatta’s Winterlight Festival. This initiative of the Cathedral Parish of St Patrick will further connect the Cathedral with the growing and diverse Parramatta community. Dazzling images will...
  • Mission 2017 address Part 3: THE CHURCH THAT GOES TO THE MARGINS

    Bishop Vincent address “The Catholic Church in post-Royal Commission Australia” delivered on 16 May at Mission 2017: one heart many voices, Sydney, Australia.   PART 3: THE CHURCH THAT GOES TO THE MARGINS Pope Francis constantly calls us to move beyond the security of the status quo and take the...
  • Australian premiere of The Sultan and the Saint

    The Australian premiere of a new film about the historic meeting between St Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt, Malik Al-Kamil, in the midst of the conflict of the Fifth Crusade, will take place in western Sydney on 29 July. This docudrama from Unity Productions Foundation (UPF)...
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