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  • Reminder: Postal plebiscite on “same-sex marriage” announced

    Postal plebiscite on “same-sex marriage” announced The Australian Government has announced there will be a postal plebiscite on whether the definition of marriage in the Marriage Act 1961 should be changed to include “same-sex marriage”. Ballot papers will be sent out to households on Tuesday, 12 September and all...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 20th August 2017 at 10:30am Pontifical Mass of the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time with the Rite of Installation of Reverend Fernando Montano as Parish Priest of St Bernadette’s Parish, Castle Hill. Tuesday 22nd August 2017 at 9:30am Attends the Blessing and Opening of Notre Dame University Multidisciplinary...
  • MEDIA RELEASE

    MEDIA RELEASE 18082017 ST PATRICKS QUARTER The Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of the Diocese of Parramatta, has announced plans for a major project around the St Patrick’s Cathedral precinct that is expected to revitalise and renew the northern end of the Parramatta CBD. The project, known...
  • Patrick Newman: organ musical protégé

    Not all teens ride skateboards and play hours of video games. Though a typical young Catholic man, Parramatta Marist High School student Patrick Newman is also a student of the rare art of playing the organ. “What I love about playing the organ – it’s a different feeling and...
  • ACU welcomes two leaders to senior leadership team

    The University’s Senate on Tuesday 15 August endorsed the appointments of Father Anthony Casamento CSMA as ACU’s inaugural Vice President and Professor Hayden Ramsay as Pro Vice-Chancellor Assisting the Vice-Chancellor and President and Professor of Catholic Philosophy. The newly created position of Vice President is responsible for the Catholic-related...
  • Mary and mortality took Melvin to Christ

    RCIA / New Converts to Catholicism 2017 Melvin Singh, wife Siow Yuen and their three sons have been on a dramatic journey to God. Melvin was born into a family that observed Sikhism and Hinduism but he grew cynical of organised religion and became “a loud and proud atheist”...
  • Bishop Vincent Long

    ‘Dear Friends’ – Bishop Vincent homily from 13 August, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year A with the Rite of Consecration to a Life of Virginity for a Woman Living in the World of Miss Zara Tai at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta...
  • Encouraging a love of reading

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta How many people can remember a book they read as a child that had a profound impact on their life? For me, I wasn’t always a reader; for me it was the adventures of Biggles that began my...
  • A Year-Long Diocesan Journey

    Migrant and Refugee Sunday to kick off a year-long Diocesan campaign “Walking with Refugees and People Seeking Protection” – The aim of the Journey is to galvanise a Diocesan-wide, faith-filled urge to bring about a community and political culture that values fair and compassionate treatment of people seeking refuge and protection...
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