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  • Mary: The Model Disciple – Part I Mary At Prayer

    Delivered by Seminarian Jack Green to IGNITE Youth at Saint John XXIII Catholic Parish, Stanhope Gardens on 28 May, 2017.   I – Mary at prayer So, the first stop in this talk is to see Mary as a prayer and I don’t think there is a better place...
  • Bishop Vincent, Parra Catholic, Trafficking

    ‘My Dear Friends in Christ’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 9 July, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year A 2017 9 July 2017     My dear friends in Christ, I think I would be stating the obvious if I said that it has never...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) Early-bird registration has now opened for the largest gathering of young Catholics since World Youth Day Sydney in 2008! Bishop Vincent & Catholic Youth Parramatta invite young people from Year 9 to 30 years of age to celebrate the young heart of the Church,...
  • Mary: The Model Disciple – Introduction

    Delivered by Seminarian Jack Green to IGNITE Youth at Saint John XXIII Catholic Parish, Stanhope Gardens on 28 May, 2017.   Introduction I think it is quite fitting that in this month of May – the month the Church has traditionally set aside in honour of Our Lady –...
  • An instrument of peace

    Amid a growing climate of mistrust and misunderstanding the film The Sultan and the Saint reminds all Catholics and all peoples of faith of the need to reach out to others with an open heart as a means of nurturing peace. The docudrama recalls the historic meeting 800 years...
  • Mary: The Model Disciple

    Delivered by Seminarian Jack Green to IGNITE Youth at Saint John XXIII Catholic Parish, Stanhope Gardens on 28 May, 2017.   Introduction I think it is quite fitting that in this month of May – the month the Church has traditionally set aside in honour of Our Lady –...
  • Queen’s Birthday for Catholics

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook   The official birthday of the sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, is shrouded in mystery for many Australians. Was that the Queen’s real birthday? What does it mean? And what relevance does the day have for Catholics in the Diocese of Parramatta? A...
  • 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)...
  • Bishop Vincent launches Race Mathews’ book, Of Labour and Liberty: Distributism in Victoria 1891-1966

    On Friday 16 June, Bishop Vincent Long OFM CONV launched Race Mathews’ book: Of Labour and Liberty: Distributism in Victoria 1891-1966. (Melbourne: Monash Publishing, 2017).   Fashioning a more equitable and participatory society: Sydney launch by Bishop Vincent Long of Race Mathews’ book, Of Labour and Liberty: Distributism in Victoria 1891-1966 The...
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