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  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Represent our Diocese: Share your Wisdom Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv is calling for greater participation of lay people through new advisory councils. Please consider nominating or encourage someone you know. Details, including the nomination kit, are available...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 29th October 2017 at 11:00am Celebrates Pontifical Mass of the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time at St Raphael’s German Chaplaincy. Thursday 2nd November 2017 at 7:00pm Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass for All Soul’s Day at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Saturday 4th November 2017 at 10:00am Delivers an address to the St Clare...
  • Catholic Women on a Mission

    A reinvigorated leadership program for Catholic women aged 25 to 35 is expected to deliver greater opportunities for women in the life of the Catholic Church. Newly appointed staff of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Andrea Dean and Rachelle Smith, discussed details of the leadership program when they met...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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