Latest in: Life, Marriage & Family

  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   2018 Lenten Message from Bishop Vincent To read Bishop Vincent’s Lenten Message in full and watch the video, please visit: goo.gl/2F77m9 Pre-marriage preparation courses The Life, Marriage and Family Office are again offering Pre-Marriage preparation courses for couples...
  • The Joy and Importance of Life, Marriage and Family

    ‘A wedding takes a day, a marriage lasts a lifetime’ is the underlying theme of marriage preparation programs in the Diocese. The Life, Marriage & Family team worked with Priests and Deacons preparing over 300 couples for marriage in 2017. Weekend courses and individual couple sessions prepared engaged couples...
  • Sr Catherine’s Reflection – Peace and Stillness

    Magnificent clouds of jacaranda are breaking in to the rush of pavement walkers as they pause, looking up in silent wonder at the breathtaking blue-purple haze above.  Then, momentarily refreshed by these wondrous pools of quiet in their busy day, they hurry on. Already shopping malls are abuzz with...
  • Pope Francis marries airline employees on papal plane

    ON BOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (By Ines San Martin) – There’s never a dull moment with the whirlwind that is Pope Francis, who has many times been labeled the pope of firsts: On board the Airbus 321 going from Santiago to the northern city of Iquique in Chile, he married...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Saturday 25th November 2017 at 6:00pm Celebrates Pontifical Mass of the Vigil of the Solemnity of Christ the King with the Rite of Ordination to the Diaconate of Mr Galbert Albino. Sunday 26th November 2017 at 10:00am Celebrates Pontifical Mass of the Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe at...
  • The Gabriels are off to Dublin

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv has announced that the Gabriel family from Mary, Queen of the Family Parish, Blacktown will represent the Diocese of Parramatta at the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) to be held in Dublin on 21-26 August 2018. Conrad, Natalia, Chris and Cate Gabriel have shared with Catholic...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Special edition of Catholic Outlook At the request of Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Catholic Outlook will be back in print for a special, one-off December 2017 Christmas edition. This special edition will be a beautifully bound, 40-page,...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Special edition of Catholic Outlook At the request of Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Catholic Outlook will be back in print for a special, one-off December 2017 Christmas edition. This special edition will be a beautifully bound, 40-page,...
  • Australian family to join international gathering of Catholic families

    The Hyland family from the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay in Sydney will represent the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference as their official family delegate at the World Meeting of Families (WMF) in Ireland next year. Shane and Leanne Hyland are members of St Mary of the Cross Church, Warnervale...
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