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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The sad release of skipping church

    By Ryan Suckling, Eureka Street There came a time for me, as it does for many, when going to church was no longer obligatory. I suspect it’s most common in those middle years of adolescence, when parents feel the need to loosen their hold over you, but with the...
  • Notre Dame University Vice Chancellor awarded honorary degree

    The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Celia Hammond, has received an honorary degree from The University of Portland in the USA. The Doctor of Public Service honoris causa was conferred on Professor Hammond by Father Mark Poorman, President of the University of Portland, on 7 May...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Positions Vacant The Diocese of Parramatta is seeking applications for several positions. For further details, go to https://parracatholic.org/employment/ Discernment to the Permanent Diaconate: 28 May Discernment Sunday #2 with the Deacon’s Vocations Team. Come for a chance to learn more about vocations to the Diaconate and have a chat...
  • 78-year-old Sydney priest to walk an incredible 740 kilometres on the Camino

    In September 2017 Jim Carty​, a 78-year-old Marist priest from Sydney, plans to walk an incredible 740 kilometres on the Camino in France, raising awareness of the plight of more than 10 million people world-wide who are stateless, (3.5 million in Thailand alone). Through sponsorship he will also be...
  • GALLERY: Bishop Vincent in Melbourne

    Bishop of Parrmatta, Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv recently attended the Marian Congress in Melbourne on Saturday 13 May. The event was organised by the Vietnamese Catholic Community in the Archdiocese of Melbourne to celebrate 100 years since the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.    ...
  • Statement from the Bishops Commission for Catholic Education: Federal Government Funding Proposals

    The Bishops Commission for Catholic Education, speaking on behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, has expressed concern at some elements of the Federal Government’s budget announcement regarding Catholic school funding. As Bishops, we acknowledge the difficult financial situation currently faced by the Government and the nation. We are...
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