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  • LIFTED Sports Day 2017

    Congratulations to the winners of the LIFTED Sports Day Cup 2017 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Wentworthville for the second year in a row. Sunday 19th November saw more than 330 young Catholic athletes ‘battle it out’ for 16 parish teams in touch football, soccer, basketball and...
  • Australian Youth Ministers to Gather in Western Sydney in 2018

    The Australian Catholic Bishops Office for Youth and the Diocese of Parramatta will host the Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention (ACYMC), from 21-23 September 2018, at Rooty Hill RSL. The ACYMC will explore the call of Pope Francis to ‘Open New Horizons for Spreading Joy’ and going out to the peripheries to...
  • Charbel Dib on ACYF: ‘a gathering of faithful witnesses to the love of Christ’

    This article is part of a series of profiles on members of the Diocese of Parramatta who have been nominated to help prepare for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF). To read other profiles and learn more about the ACYF, click here. Charbel Dib is the Resources Coordinator at the...
  • Powerful young voices call for just society

    The second annual Social Justice Day, held on 18 October, at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, gathered students from Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and other schools to learn about social justice issues and have fun making new friends. Students were challenged by Pope Francis’ call to build an inclusive society...
  • Catholic student movement expands to Western Sydney University

    The Western Sydney University Catholic Campus Ministry is affiliating with the national movement of tertiary Catholics students – the Australian Catholic Students Association, ACSA. Martin Habib, President of the WSU Catholic Society, told Catholic Outlook the group will meet to affiliate some time this year. The Australian Catholic Students Association (ACSA)...
  • 30 days until Australian Catholic Youth Festival

    With only a month to go, Sydney is gearing up to play host to more than 18,000 young Catholics from around the nation for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival. The 3-day event of concerts, workshops, social events, forums and worship at Sydney’s Olympic Park from 7-9 December boasts a...
  • Over 1000 young people at LIFTED! Live in the Forecourt 2017

     Over 1,000 young people from across the Diocese of Parramatta partied and prayed in the forecourt of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta on 28 October 2017. This was the third LIFTED Live in the Forecourt!, tripling in numbers from its debut in 2015. LIFTED Live in the Forecourt! celebrated the gifts and hopes...
  • GALLERY: LIFTED Live cracks 1,000 young people

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv and over 1,000 young people of the Diocese of Parramatta attended LIFTED Live in the Forecourt! at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta on Saturday 28 October, 2017. The annual youth celebration of faith, diversity and creativity featured stages, bands, artists, stalls, food and amusements that...
  • Go the the margins!

    In direct response to Bishop Vincent’s ongoing call for our Church to look toward the margins… Catholic Youth Parramatta is excited to announce that we have secured over $10,000 to invite and sponsor up to 30 young people over 18 years of age who have not considered attending the Australian Catholic...
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