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  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 11th June 2017 at 11:30am Celebrates Pontifical Mass for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity with the conferral of Confirmation at Sacred Heart Parish, Luddenham. Tuesday 13th June 2017 at 9:00am Delivers an address to the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary Province Assembly at St Joseph’s Centre for...
  • 13th Century Relic to Visit Kellyville and Toongabbie Parishes

    To mark the centenary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, a relic of St Anthony of Padua will be visiting the Diocese of Parramatta in June 2017. The parishes of Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Kellyville and St Anthony of Padua, Toongabbie, have been chosen as only two of...
  • Funeral of Fr Maurice McNamara to be live streamed on Facebook

    The funeral of Fr Maurice McNamara will be live streamed using Facebook. Funeral coverage commences 11AM AEDT at Bede Polding College, South Windsor. Just visit the Diocese of Parramatta Facebook Page on Wednesday 14 June, from 11am. To find out more about Fr Maurice McNamara, click here. If you wish to know...
  • Bishop Vincent, Parra Catholic, Western Sydney Catholic, Blue Mountains Catholic

    ‘Dear Friends in Christ’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 4 June, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the Solemnity of Pentecost at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta 4 June 2017     Dear friends in Christ, What a difference the Holy Spirit can make! When Pope Benedict announced his shock resignation in 2013,...
  • Bishop Vincent, Parra Catholic, Western Sydney Catholic, Blue Mountains Catholic

    ‘Dear Friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 25 May, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for Votive Mass of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop on the occasion of Gilroy Day at Gilroy Catholic College, Castle Hill. 25 May 2017     Dear friends, It is with great joy that we are...
  • Fr Maurice McNamara Funeral Arrangements

    Fr Maurice McNamara, Emeritus Parish Priest of St Anthony’s Toongabbie and St Matthew’s Windsor, died 6 June 2017 at Our Lady of Consolation, Rooty Hill aged 83. Born on 5 November 1933 and ordained 8 March 1958, Fr Maurice was a priest for almost 60 years. The Pontifical Mass of...
  • Vale Fr Maurice McNamara

    Fr Maurice McNamara, Emeritus Parish Priest of St Anthony’s Toongabbie and St Matthew’s Windsor, died yesterday afternoon at Our Lady of Consolation, Rooty Hill aged 83. Funeral details will be announced in due course. Born on 5 November 1933 and ordained 8 March 1958, Fr Maurice was a priest for...
  • Bishop Vincent, Parra Catholic, Western Sydney Catholic, Blue Mountains Catholic

    ‘Dear Friends in Christ’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 28 May, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for Solemn Pontifical Mass of the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord in Year A 2017 at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. 28 May 2017     Dear friends in Christ, We all have a tendency...
  • Loosening the apron strings

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta The question that is often asked of children ahead of starting kindergarten is whether they can tie a shoelace, pack their bag and open their own lunchbox. This is an indication of the level of their independence. Young...
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