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  • Solomon Island Earthquake Victims

    A 5.2 – magnitude earthquake shook the western region of the Solomon Islands on January 28th. Bishop of Gizo, Bishop Luciano Capelli, said that 63 houses in local villages, built with traditional materials, have been damaged and others will have to be rebuilt. Poor telecommunication infrastructure in the area...
  • Discernment to the Permanent Diaconate

    Discernment Sunday #2 with the Deacon’s Vocations Team will occur on May 28, 2017. Come for a chance to learn more about vocations to the Permanent Diaconate and have a chat with the team members. The Diocese of Parramatta is looking for men between the ages of 35 to...
  • Pope Francis greets newly accredited Ambassadors to the Holy See

    Pope Francis greeted newly accredited Ambassadors to the Holy See on Thursday morning, telling them that dialogue and not the use force, was the pathway to peace. Addressing the newly accredited Ambassadors to the Holy See from Kazakhstan, Mauritania, Nepal, Niger, Sudan and Trinidad and Tobago, Pope Francis said...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 28th May 2017 at 11:00 am Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass of the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Wednesday 31 May 2017 Attends Safeguarding Seminar, Parramatta. Sunday 4th June 2017 at 11:00 am Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass of the Solemnity of Pentecost...
  • Church supports people experiencing domestic violence in Western Sydney

    Western Sydney has been identified as a domestic violence ‘hot spot’ by the Federal Government and Catholic organisations are working hard to provide families with support and access to relevant services. The Catholic Women’s League Australia held their 2015 bi-annual National Conference in Parramatta and devoted a significant amount of...
  • Notre Dame welcomes new Dean of Philosophy & Theology in Sydney

    Catholic theology is more relevant in today’s world than ever before as it brings greater meaning to every element of modern society, according to The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Professor Christian Brugger. Professor Brugger was recently appointed Dean of the School of Philosophy & Theology at Notre Dame’s...
  • Calling young Australians to be part of an international conversation

    Young people across Australia are being called to share their views about life, faith, and their experience of Church through an online survey published today by the Australian Bishops. The survey seeks to capture the opinions and perspectives of young people as part of a national consultation process that...
  • Good things come to those who wait

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta We live in an ‘on demand’ world driven by the mobility of technology and accessibility to the internet. We can download books and music, watch TV shows and have multiple conversations, all from our smartphones – sometimes at...
  • Jim Dominguez connects the Order of Malta in South East Asia

    Learn more about Jim Dominguez and his contribution to business and the community Australian Catholic businessman, Jim Dominguez, is the Order of Malta’s Ambassador to South East Asia and the Far East. Ambassador is no mere title. Jim uses his official red Order diplomatic passport in his travels to...
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