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  • Listen to their voices, hear their stories and walk together into the future

    2017 Senior Australian of the Year, Sr Anne Gardiner of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, graciously accepted an invitation to write for the edition of Aurora appearing in NAIDOC Week. I’ve seen a few things in my time but if I was asked to give...
  • Chisholm Cottage – Ready for Regional Families

    Chisholm Cottage – Sisters of Charity Outreach’s low-cost, shared accommodation service for regional NSW families needing to stay in Sydney for medical services and hospital stays – was officially re-opened today by The Honourable Rick Colless, MLC. Often referred to as “a home away from home” by regional families,...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) Early-bird registration has now opened for the largest gathering of young Catholics since World Youth Day Sydney in 2008! Bishop Vincent & Catholic Youth Parramatta invite young people from Year 9 to 30 years of age to celebrate the young heart of the Church,...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) Early-bird registration has now opened for the largest gathering of young Catholics since World Youth Day Sydney in 2008! Bishop Vincent & Catholic Youth Parramatta invite young people from Year 9 to 30 years of age to celebrate the young heart of the Church,...
  • Seeing God’s voice

    Finding silence to hear God’s voice can be difficult in these busy, connected times but the deaf Catholic community in Seven Hills regularly ‘sees’ God’s voice in a quiet signed Mass, each third Sunday of the month at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. The Ephpheta Catholic Centre for Deaf...
  • Indigenous families a great blessing

    Despite the devastating effects of colonisation, the dispossession of families in rural areas and the accompanying social dislocation, the strength and unity of Aboriginal families has survived, Bishop Eugene Hurley, Chairman of the Bishops Commission for Relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, said at the release of...
  • Religious leaders call to make Australia ‘slavery-proof’

    The Diocese of Parramatta’s Social Justice Office joined members of Australian Catholic Religious against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) at NSW Parliament House on Wednesday 31 May. Inter-faith representatives called on businesses and the Australian government to slavery-proof their supply-chains at a NSW parliamentary inquiry on Wednesday. The Australian Freedom...
  • Bishop Vincent appoints Mercy sister as Chancellor for Diocese

    With vast breadth of experience in education, pastoral work and ministry, the Most Rev Vicent Long OFM CONV has appointed Sr Catherine Ryan rsm as Chancellor (Ministries) for the Diocese of Parramatta. Sr Catherine is the first female religious to hold such a position in the Diocese. She joins...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

      Saturday 24th June 2017 at 6:00pm Celebrates Pontifical Vigil Mass of the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time with the Rite of Instillation of Fr Robert William as Parish Priest at St Matthew’s Parish, Windsor Sunday 25th June 2017 at 11:00am Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass of the 12th Sunday...
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