Life, Marriage & Family

  • A life blessed by God’s presence

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook, March 2017 Deacon Owen Rogers is deacon assisting at Corpus Christi Parish, Cranebrook, and has served as a deacon for seven years after a career in the Royal Australian Navy. The centre of Deacon Owen’s faith is serving God in the Mass and sacramental...
  • News & Events Weekly update

    Discernment Afternoon for the Permanent Diaconate Single men and married couples aged 35-55 who are interested in the ordained ministry of the permanent deacon are invited to a discernment afternoon on Sunday 2 April 2017 to meet the permanent diaconate vocations team. The discernment program consists of five sessions...
  • Irish Flair at St Patrick’s Family Festival

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook   Families, friends and parishioners came together at the St Patrick’s Family Festival, organised by the Diocese of Parramatta’s Life Marriage and Family Office (LMF), from 2-5pm on Saturday 18 March 2017. Most Rev Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta attended and...
  • Celebrating St Patrick, who inspired a global missionary effort

    By Ben Smith, Catholic Outlook, March 2017 On 17 March we celebrate St Patrick’s Day. It is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival. In Ireland, 17 March is a public holiday. Celebrations also occur in Great Britain, the US, Canada, New Zealand, Argentina, Russia, the Caribbean, and...
  • Project Compassion: ‘Love Your Neighbour’

    The Catholic Church’s annual Lenten Appeal, Project Compassion, is now in its second week. During the six weeks of Lent, Caritas Australia is featuring feature human stories from the Philippines, Timor-Leste, Australia, Vietnam and Fiji. Through this year’s theme, ‘Love your neighbour’, Caritas Australia demonstrates how this approach can...
  • The beer video that is causing controversy

    Watch the “controversial” video here. Organised by the Bible Society Australia, Liberal MP Tim Wilson and fellow Liberal MP Andrew Hastie recently sat down over a beer to chat about the definition of marriage. At a time when politics is becoming so polarised it is important that approaches to dialogue between...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Holy Hour for Vocations: 16 March 2017 Everyone is welcome to join the Holy Hour for Vocations from 7.00pm-8.00pm for an hour of adoration, prayer, music and quiet time in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in St Patrick’s Cathedral, 1 Marist Place, Parramatta. For information about priesthood in the Diocese...
  • A Message from Bishop Vincent Long

    Catholic Outlook, March 2017 Dear friends, After 19 years, the print version of Catholic Outlook (the official publication for the Diocese of Parramatta) will cease publication with March 2017 being the final issue. Catholic Outlook will continue publishing news and events online at www.catholicoutlook.org and through our various social...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Friday 10 March 2017 Attends a meeting of the Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life, Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney. Sunday 12 March 2017 Celebrates Pontifical Mass for the Second Sunday of Lent at Holy Spirit Parish, St Clair, at 9.30am. Thursday 16 March 2017 Attends a meeting of the...
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