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  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 24th September 2017 at 11:00am Celebrates Pontifical Mass of the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time with Celebrating the Anniversaries of Marriage at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Sunday 24th September 2017 at 5:00pm Celebrates Pontifical Mass of the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time on the occasion of the Good...
  • Joint initiative to deliver a leadership program by women and for women in the Catholic Church

    The Council for Australian Catholic Women, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Catholic Mission and Australian Catholic University (ACU), are delighted to announce a joint initiative to deliver a specialised leadership program for women in the Catholic Church. Leadership for Mission is an initiative that has been specifically developed by...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Australian interview with Cardinal Burke

    His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke gave Catholic Outlook’s journalist, Jordan Grantham, the privilege of an exclusive wide-ranging interview on current issues faced by the Church regarding His Eminence’s work with the Holy Father, the media, Amoris Laetitia and the dubia. Cardinal Burke has made two memorable visits to Australia,...
  • ‘Dear Friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 17 September, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year A at St Gregory’s Catholic Church, Kurrajong 17 September 2017   Dear friends, We live in a world that is full of conflict, injury and pain. With...
  • Learning for the future

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta Several years ago, schools in the Diocese of Parramatta started to make changes to the way that learning happened. I know that some of these changes didn’t go down well with all parents. Some became worried that the...
  • Witnesses to the Resurrection: St Matthew

    Name: St Matthew Death: Late 1st century AD, disputed death. Feast Day: September 21 Patronage: Accountants, Tax Collectors Customs: Salerno celebrates the arrival of St Matthew’s relics each year. Shrine: Cathedral of St Matthew, Salerno, Italy, since 954AD. Life Story and Scripture: “Born in Caphernaum. He was a tax-gatherer...
  • Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv to deliver keynote address at National Catholic Mission and Identity Symposium

    The Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Vincent Van Long Nguyen OFM Conv will speak on the challenges of promoting Catholic Mission and Identity for the 21st Century at a major gathering of leaders in Catholic education in Sydney next month. Alongside Bishop Long will be a diverse range of...
  • Bishop Vincent address at the Manly Reunion Gathering

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Address at the Manly Reunion Gathering at DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club, Lidcombe 30 August 2017   THE PRIESTHOOD IN AUSTRALIA Reflections on its future in the light of the Royal Commission   INTRODUCTION: Thank you for this...
  • Diocese of Parramatta Liturgy Conference

    Liturgy: the Living Presence of Christ – Diocesan Liturgy Conference Last month at an address at the Vatican, Pope Francis spoke about liturgical reform within the Catholic Church.  He emphasised that this was a gradual process that came to maturity at the Second Vatican Council, and has continued to develop,...
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