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  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Sunday 2 July 2017

    News & Events Weekly Update

    Catholic Youth Parramatta (CYP) LIFTED Retreat: July 21-23 ‘Made for Greatness’ In its third year, the annual LIFTED Retreat is an opportunity for young adults 18+ to gather for a weekend at the Benedict XVI Retreat Centre, Grose Vale. This year’s theme “Made For Greatness” will encourage us to...
  • Mission 2017 address Part 1: The Catholic Church in post-Royal Commission Australia

    Bishop Vincent address “The Catholic Church in post-Royal Commission Australia” delivered on 16 May at Mission 2017: one heart many voices, Sydney, Australia.   PART 1: INTRODUCTION I would like to pay my respects and acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which this meeting takes place, and also...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 18th June 2017 at 9:30am Celebrates Pontifical Mass for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Corpus Christi Parish, Cranebrook Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 10:30am Meets with Deans of the Diocese of Parramatta at the Chancery Office, Parramatta Wednesday 21st June...
  • Pope Francis wants to hear from you

    Young people across Australia are being called to share their views about life, faith, and their experience of Church through an online survey published by the Australian Catholic Bishops. Find the survey here: https://www.catholic.org.au/youthsurvey. The survey seeks to capture the opinions and perspectives of young people as part of a...
  • Register online now for ACYF 2017

    Registrations for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2017 are open now. Visit: www.acyf.org.au for more details. In this video, Bishops and Archbishops around Australia registered for the biggest national gathering since World Youth Day Sydney in 2008. The Festival registration process can be completed on mobile or tablet devices....
  • JOHN CLEARY LAMENTS THE ABC’S LOSS OF BELIEF

    John Cleary says he looks back on his career as a religious broadcaster with a personal sense of fulfilment but fears his old employer has lost its sense of purpose. Cleary wrapped up a 30-year career producing and presenting religious programs for ABC radio and television last December with...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Special video message from Cardinal Leonardo Sandri

    His Eminence, Leonardo Cardinal Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches, visited Australia recently, as part of his mission to promote and support the Eastern Catholic Churches. These Churches are in full communion with the Holy Father and preserve their autonomy and eastern traditions. Cardinal Sandri generously granted...
  • Groundbreaking anti-slavery project a first for Australia’s health care sector

    Australia’s leading anti-human trafficking group and a major health and aged care provider have joined forces in a groundbreaking effort to change the way hospitals treat trafficked people and how to ‘slavery proof’ the goods and services they use. ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) and St...
  • James Camden on ACYF: ‘awesome chance to evangelise and touch hearts’

    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. Our first interview is with James Camden....
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