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  • GALLERY: African Catholics dance for the Lord

    The African Catholic community burst with vibrant songs and colourful cultural dress on Sunday 5 November at the All African Mass to celebrate the All Saints of Africa Centre, Blacktown. Msgr Ron McFarlane, Episcopal Vicar for Migrant Chaplaincies was Principal Celebrant of the Mass, concelebrated by Fr Christopher Antwi-Boasiako,...
  • LIFTED Sports Day 2017

    Congratulations to the winners of the LIFTED Sports Day Cup 2017 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Wentworthville for the second year in a row. Sunday 19th November saw more than 330 young Catholic athletes ‘battle it out’ for 16 parish teams in touch football, soccer, basketball and...
  • 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,...
  • ‘Dear friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 2 November 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the Solemn Mass for the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Soul’s Day) at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta 2 November 2017     Dear friends, Today, we remember those who have passed from...
  • GALLERY: The Catholic Foundation

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv hosted The Catholic Foundation dinner on Saturday, 4 November. Bishop Vincent was the principal celebrant and ordaining prelate for the Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta which was followed by the dinner at the Novotel Sydney Parramatta. Replacing the Diocesan Works Fund, the newly established The Catholic...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 19th November 2017 at 11:00am Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass of the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Sunday 19th November 2017 at 3:00pm Celebrates Mass for the Vietnamese Martyrs at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 10:30am Attends a meeting of...
  • 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...
  • Pope Francis message for First World Day of the Poor

    MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FIRST WORLD DAY OF THE POOR 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 19 November 2017   Let us love, not with words but with deeds 1. “Little children, let us not love in word or speech, but in deed and in truth” (1 Jn3:18). ...
  • Filo faith, culture and song unite at the Filipino Chaplaincy

    Filipino Catholics are passionate about their faith, which is the most important part of their heritage. “Filipinos are defined by their faith, culture and song,” Fr Ruben said. Fr Ruben Elago is Chaplain to the Filipino Chaplaincy. He is a member of the Mission Society of the Philippines, which...
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