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  • ‘Dear friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 19 November 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year A 2017 at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta 19 November 2017   Dear friends, We live in a time where there is a tendency on the part...
  • John Fahey on faith, cancer and the luck of the Irish

    2017 marks 25 years since the Hon John Fahey AC became Premier of New South Wales. John made a decisive contribution to Western Sydney during government, initiating the M2 motorway and helping to bring the Olympic Games to Sydney. He is currently serving as Chancellor of the Australian Catholic...
  • SOS call for two foster families

    Blacktown child and family agency, MacKillop Family Services, is urgently seeking two dedicated foster carers or families who can provide loving homes for two young teenagers living in Western Sydney. MacKillop Family Services is hoping to find a home for Luke*, a creative and caring 13 year old with...
  • GALLERY: African Catholics dance for the Lord

    The African Catholic community burst with vibrant songs and colourful cultural dress on Sunday 5 November at the All African Mass to celebrate the All Saints of Africa Centre, Blacktown. Msgr Ron McFarlane, Episcopal Vicar for Migrant Chaplaincies was Principal Celebrant of the Mass, concelebrated by Fr Christopher Antwi-Boasiako,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • ‘Dear friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 2 November 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the Solemn Mass for the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Soul’s Day) at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta 2 November 2017     Dear friends, Today, we remember those who have passed from...
  • GALLERY: The Catholic Foundation

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv hosted The Catholic Foundation dinner on Saturday, 4 November. Bishop Vincent was the principal celebrant and ordaining prelate for the Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta which was followed by the dinner at the Novotel Sydney Parramatta. Replacing the Diocesan Works Fund, the newly established The Catholic...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 19th November 2017 at 11:00am Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass of the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Sunday 19th November 2017 at 3:00pm Celebrates Mass for the Vietnamese Martyrs at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 10:30am Attends a meeting of...
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