Latest in: Life, Marriage & Family

  • This is what a Sydney Catholic looks like

    This is what a Sydney Catholic looks like – By Robert Hiini, The Catholic Weekly. This is what an average Sydney Catholic looks like – a lot like Shelly Barnes. The Greystanes photographer, wife and mum of three adult sons matches recent data which reveals the average Mass-going Catholic...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Postal survey on proposed change to the Marriage Act We remind you that the survey closes on Tuesday, 7 November 2017 (6pm local time). Any surveys received after this will not be counted. As we exercise our democratic responsibility...
  • 10,000 people attend Western Sydney marriage rally

    More than ten thousand people streamed in to Fairfield Showground on Sunday 8 October for a Family Festival organised by the Eastern Churches of Australia and backed by the Coalition for Marriage. The large gathering demonstrated the strong support for a ‘no’ vote amongst Australians of ethnic heritage. The...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Call for Nominations: Deanery & Diocesan Pastoral Councils Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv is calling for nominations for Deanery Pastoral Councils and the Diocesan Pastoral Council. For more information, including the nomination kit, please visit parracatholic.org/advisorycouncils or contact...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 8th October 2017 at 11:00am Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass of the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Monday 9th October 2017 – Saturday 14th October 2017 On Annual Retreat. Tuesday 17th October 2017 Attends a meeting of the Bishop’s Commission of Pastoral Life. Wednesday...
  • Women deserve better: Doctors debate future of reproductive medicine at Melbourne conference

    Renowned Chilean gynaecologist Professor Pilar Vigil and the University of Newcastle’s LaureateProfessor John Aitken examine the future of reproductive medicine at the Australasian Institute of Restorative Reproductive Medicine’s National Fertility Conference on October 27 and 28. A free public forum opens the conference wherein a frank discussion will take...
  • Brisbane to host PROCLAIM 2018

    For the first time, the Brisbane Archdiocese will host the national Proclaim Conference. PROCLAIM 2018 will focus on inspiring, equipping and encouraging parishes and Catholic communities to engage in Evangelisation and Renewal. The theme of this year’s Conference is “Make your home in me.” (Jn 15:4) PROCLAIM 2018 will...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond Call for Nominations: Deanery & Diocesan Pastoral Councils Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv is calling for nominations for Deanery Pastoral Councils and the Diocesan Pastoral Council. For more information, including the nomination kit, please visit parracatholic.org/advisorycouncils or contact Richard...
  • The Month of Prayer and Fasting for Marriage and Families

    Christians around Australia will again participate in the Month of Prayer and Fasting for Marriage and Families in October. It is a great privilege to be a member couple of the Australian Catholic Marriage and Family Council and support this prayer initiative. This prayer campaign is particularly timely this...
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