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  • Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv to deliver keynote address at National Catholic Mission and Identity Symposium

    The Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Vincent Van Long Nguyen OFM Conv will speak on the challenges of promoting Catholic Mission and Identity for the 21st Century at a major gathering of leaders in Catholic education in Sydney next month. Alongside Bishop Long will be a diverse range of...
  • Bishop Vincent address at the Manly Reunion Gathering

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Address at the Manly Reunion Gathering at DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club, Lidcombe 30 August 2017   THE PRIESTHOOD IN AUSTRALIA Reflections on its future in the light of the Royal Commission   INTRODUCTION: Thank you for this...
  • Diocese of Parramatta Liturgy Conference

    Liturgy: the Living Presence of Christ – Diocesan Liturgy Conference Last month at an address at the Vatican, Pope Francis spoke about liturgical reform within the Catholic Church.  He emphasised that this was a gradual process that came to maturity at the Second Vatican Council, and has continued to develop,...
  • GALLERY: CCD Mass 2017

    Special Religious Educators (SREs/catechists) from the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Seven Hills, for the annual Diocesan Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Mass on Friday 8 September 2017. Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv in his homily, thanked the catechists for their...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond PROPOSED CHANGE TO MARRIAGE ACT Marriage is… The Church views marriage as a unique relationship between a woman and a man.  Marriage is also a fundamental institution for all societies because of its importance in uniting spouses as potential...
  • Bishop Vincent address at the launch of the Social Justice Statement 2017-2018

    Address at the Launch of the 2017-2018 Australian Catholic Bishop’s Social Justice Statement at Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney “Everyone’s Business: Developing an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy”   Thank you, John and my sincere thanks to Auntie Elsie, Commissioner Susan Pascoe and Fr Frank Brennan for their outstanding contributions...
  • Social Justice Statement 2017–2018

    Social Justice Statement 2017–2018 – Everybody’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy Pope Francis has called for an economic system that places men and women at the very centre – one that meets the needs of all people and is just and sustainable. He denounces economic structures that...
  • ‘Dear Friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 10 September, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year A at St Canice’s Church, Katoomba 10 September 2017   Dear friends, King Henry II of England was frustrated by his conflicts with Thomas Becket, the Archbishop...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 17th September 2017 at 8:00am Celebrates Pontifical Mass of the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time at St Gregory’s Church, Kurrajong. Tuesday 19th September 2017 at 2:30pm Hosts an Afternoon Tea with Migrant Chaplains from the Diocese of Parramatta. Wednesday 20th September 2017 at 9:30am Celebrates Mass of Giving...
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