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  • Bishop Vincent’s 2017 Christmas Message

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  • Catholic schools serving students on the margins of our society

    As a young student attending Catholic schools in the 1970s and 80s in the Latrobe Valley in country Victoria, there was always a presence in our classroom of the Catholic commitment to assisting people who were disadvantaged or at the margins of our society. Catholic schools in the Valley...
  • The school holiday conundrum

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta There’s always debate and discussion about more testing in schools, changes to the curriculum or improvements to the HSC. However, attention is rarely given to changing the structures of schooling. I’m referring to the length of school days,...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 10th December 2017 at 9:30am Celebrates Pontifical Mass of the Second Sunday of Advent with the Rite of Acceptance to Candidacy to Holy Orders of Mr Jessie Balorio at Sacred Heart Church, Warragamba. Tuesday 12th December 2017 at 6:30pm Hosts the combined Committees and Councils Christmas Party for...
  • Staying safe on social media

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta If you have teenagers, then it’s a given that the Christmas break will involve connecting with their friends on social media. Social media is how many young people communicate and while some of us may not be as...
  • An update from Bishop Vincent Long about the Royal Commission

    6 December 2017     Dear friends, Re: Royal Commission Update The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will shortly release its final findings on public hearings, and its recommendations, related to the Catholic Church in Australia. These case studies included evidence around the pain and...
  • Catholic Outlook is back!

    At the request of Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, a special Christmas 2017 print edition of Catholic Outlook is being delivered right now across parishes in the Diocese of Parramatta. Visit your local Catholic Church in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains to pick up a copy. Catholic Outlook is...
  • 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,...
  • New report: Catholic organisations employee more than 220,000 people across Australia

    More than 220,000 people work in Catholic organisations across the country, a new report has found, confirming the Catholic Church’s place as one of the largest employers in Australia. Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan, Bishops’ Delegate for Employment Relations, said those working in Catholic ministries – small and large –...
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