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  • REMINDER: Diocese of Parramatta Liturgy Conference

    Liturgy: the Living Presence of Christ – Diocesan Liturgy Conference Last month at an address at the Vatican, Pope Francis spoke about liturgical reform within the Catholic Church.  He emphasised that this was a gradual process that came to maturity at the Second Vatican Council, and has continued to develop,...
  • Fighting crime takes a team: Corrections NSW’s unsung heroes

    Pat Aboud is Governor of Australia’s largest prison, Long Bay Correctional Complex, where he has been recognised for his trademark toughness and concern for the well-being of others. His Parramatta childhood of faith, family and footy could not be more removed from his daily work dealing with some of...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 22nd October 2017 at 11:00am Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass of the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Tuesday 24th October 2017 at 5:00pm Celebrates Mass for the General Chapter of the Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia and the Solomon Islands at St Joseph’s Centre...
  • This is what a Sydney Catholic looks like

    This is what a Sydney Catholic looks like – By Robert Hiini, The Catholic Weekly. This is what an average Sydney Catholic looks like – a lot like Shelly Barnes. The Greystanes photographer, wife and mum of three adult sons matches recent data which reveals the average Mass-going Catholic...
  • Pope Francis: Death penalty is ‘contrary to the Gospel’

    VATICAN CITY — The death penalty, no matter how it is carried out, “is, in itself, contrary to the Gospel,” Pope Francis said. Marking the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church at the Vatican Oct. 11, Pope Francis said the catechism’s discussion of the death penalty, already...
  • Fr John seeks friendship with Christ amid the world’s noise

    The energetic and friendly Fr John McSweeney is the parish priest of St John XXIII Catholic Parish, Glenwood-Stanhope Gardens. Fr John joined the seminary in 1976, taking a year off in 1979 and was ordained to the Diaconate in 1982, serving with Fr Rod Bray in St Margaret Mary’s Parish,...
  • Australia’s economy must serve every one of us

    ‘Australia now has the second-highest net worth per person in the world. But we cannot justify this wealth if, in accumulating it, we have left behind those who are most in need’, says Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, the Chairman of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC). Bishop...
  • Diocesan and Deanery Pastoral Councils – Why they Matter

    How do we cooperate across parishes and regions in our mission to serve Jesus Christ? How do listen to one another, identify key priorities and make informed decisions to serve those in need and increase the faith and witness of our church? About five years ago, consultations took place...
  • 125 Years of WN Bull Funerals

    WN Bull Funerals today celebrate their 125 year anniversary. Celebrating a mile stone is one thing; taking the past glories into the future is another. William and Mary Bull began their funeral company in 1892. William was descended from a member of the New South Wales Corps who had...
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