Latest in: Catholic Life

  • Help for people forced into labour in Australia

      ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) is running a campaign in several community languages across Australia to alert workers to action they can take if they are being seriously exploited at work. The Radio and Print Project (RAPP) is focussing on the Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese...
  • The Eucharist and Matt’s vocation

    Matt Bretania has just joined Holy Spirit Seminary but will be with third year students at the Catholic Institute of Sydney, where he has studied for the past two years. Canadian by birth, from Edmonton, Alberta, he moved to Australia in late 2014 to study worship leadership in Sydney....
  • Finding faith through music and ministry

      When 19-year-old Claire Brown stood in the middle of Randwick Race Course for the final Mass at World Youth Day in Sydney 10 years ago, she knew she was witnessing something she’d never forget. It wasn’t just because she was surrounded by almost half a million people from...
  • Bishop Vincent, Parra Catholic, Trafficking

    Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

      Thursday 21st June 2018 Convenes a meeting of the Council of Priests and College of Consultors at the Chancery Office, Parramatta. Thursday 21st June 2018 at 6:30pm Receives a relic of St Anthony of Padua and celebrates Votive Mass of St Anthony of Padua at St Anthony of...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Diocese of Parramatta News   Peter’s Pence Collection The Peter’s Pence Collection is traditionally taken up throughout Catholic parishes around the world either on 29 June, the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, or on the Sunday closest...
  • Bishop Vincent’s Address for the Marian Lecture 2018

      Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Address for the Marian Lecture 2018 for the Marist Association of St Marcellin Champagnat 29 May and 31 May 2018     A New Generation of Church in the way of Mary  Marian Lecture 2018  ...
  • With Your One Wild and Precious Life

      We had seven beautiful women join us for our discernment weekend on 2-3 of June. These young women aged 18-35 years were invited to look more closely at the gift of consecrated life, our community life within sisterhood and our mission. We seek to live at the heart...
  • Second Anniversary of Bishop Vincent’s Installation

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv was installed as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta on 16 June 2016. Bishop Vincent Long was born in 1961 in Dong Nai in Vietnam. Since the fall of Saigon in 1975, his family has been dispersed: his mother, a brother and a sister are...
  • Message from the Vatican for the month of Ramadan and ‘Id al-Fitr

      Christians and Muslims: From Competition to Collaboration   Dear Muslim Brothers and Sisters, In his Providence, God the Almighty has granted you the opportunity to observe anew the fasting of Ramadan and to celebrate ‘Id al-Fitr. The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue appreciates the importance of this month and...
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