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  • One Year Anniversary of the Installation of Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv

    June 16 marks the one year anniversary of the installation of Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv as the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Parramatta. The then-Diocesan Administrator, Very Rev Peter G Williams, warmly welcomed Bishop Vincent’s appointment. “Bishop Vincent is no stranger to the Diocese of Parramatta. As...
  • Bishop Vincent, Parra Catholic, Western Sydney Catholic, Blue Mountains Catholic

    ‘Dear Friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 6 June, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the Memorial of St Marcellin Champagnat on the occasion of Champagnat Day at Parramatta Marist High, Westmead 6 June 2017     Dear Friends, We live in a competitive world that reckons value in numbers...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Aboriginal student reconciles her art and heritage

    Xavier College, Llandilo, student Elissa Simonds uses her stunning paintings to send a powerful message and her Aboriginal heritage is the driving force behind her work. The talented Year 10 artist has been commissioned by the principal to paint a school mural, which will involve Ingenious themes.  She plans...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 4th June 2017 at 11:00 am Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass of the Solemnity of Pentecost at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Tuesday 6th June 2017 at 9:30 am Celebrates Mass of the Feast of St Marcellin Champagnat for Champagnat Day at Marist College, Westmead. Tuesday 6th June 2017 at...
  • Contemporary learning needs contemporary spaces

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta Here’s a question to ponder. When you walk into a dental surgery, do you expect it to look and function like it did in the 1970s? I suspect the answer is no. That is why we don’t expect...
  • Vale Anthony Foster

    Vale Anthony Foster It is with much sadness that we learned of the sudden death of Anthony Foster in Melbourne over the weekend. Anthony and his wife Chrissie dedicated their lives to seeking justice for victims of child sex abuse. In 2010, when I was still living in Rome,...
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