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  • GALLERY: Chrism Mass 2018

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv presided at this year’s Chrism Mass held at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, Wednesday 28 March. The Mass was concelebrated by the priests of the Diocese of Parramatta, assisted by the deacons. A packed St Patrick’s Cathedral saw the faithful from parishes, religious orders, migrant...
  • CatholicCare gets a new website

    Monday 9 April 2018 was a new day in CatholicCare as they launched their new website. Remaining committed to their core mission to be the compassionate face of Christ and be a strong and visible provider of care for all in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains with a...
  • Latest Appointments in the Diocese of Parramatta

    Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, has confirmed these appointments in the Diocese of Parramatta:   Diocesan Youth Council – for a term of three years commencing 5 April 2018 Very Reverend Paul Roberts EV (Chairperson) Mr James Camden Sister Rosie Drum MGL Ms Qwayne Guevara...
  • Mass times at your fingertips

    Have you ever been in another suburb and not know when Mass was on? Have you ever had trouble finding the next Mass time? Well, the Diocese of Parramatta Diocese now provides a solution that put simply, just works! The app is a one-stop shop to get times for Mass,...
  • It is not all about STEM

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta Last month, NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes suggested schools needed to avoid the over-promotion of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) above other areas, cautioning against following education ‘fads’. The comments were controversial because they were at...
  • GALLERY: Catholic Youth Walk for Christ

    1,500 youth from Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains took part in the eighth annual Good Friday Walk from Blacktown to Parramatta. Leaving St Patrick’s Church Blacktown at 10pm on Friday 30 March and arriving at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta by 7.00am on Saturday 31 March, the youth sang,...
  • Pope Francis message for Vocations

    MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 2018 WORLD DAY OF VOCATIONS   Dear Brothers and Sisters, Next October , the Fifteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will meet to discuss the theme of young people and in particular the relationship between young people, faith...
  • Good Shepherd Sunday

    Good Shepherd Sunday will be celebrated in Catholic parishes across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains this Sunday, 22 April. The Catholic Church invites you to pray for those you might know whom God may be calling to a priestly vocation and would benefit from your prayers. A message from Fr John...
  • New program launched to form young women in Leadership for Mission

    Thirteen young women from across Australia gathered in Sydney recently as part of the inaugural intake for an inspiring new education and formation program called Leadership for Mission. Leadership for Mission, which was launched at a special event at Mount St Benedict, Pennant Hills on April 5, is an...
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