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  • 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...
  • Abraham Conference 2017

    Abraham Conference 2017 | Many Faiths, One Humanity: Racism & Inclusiveness The Abraham Conference brings together Jews, Christians and Muslims to ​create connections, build relationships and discuss critical issues of importance to us all in a multicultural, multi-faith society. ​ ​We each bring our own perspectives, together we are...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 18th June 2017 at 9:30am Celebrates Pontifical Mass for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Corpus Christi Parish, Cranebrook Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 10:30am Meets with Deans of the Diocese of Parramatta at the Chancery Office, Parramatta Wednesday 21st June...
  • NSW Governor Philip Gidley King, Tolerator of Catholics

    Philip Gidley King was the third Governor of New South Wales, in office from 1800 to 1806. Governor King also oversaw governance of New Zealand at that time, which was part of the Colony of New South Wales until 1841. He was the first Governor to permit celebration of...
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