Diocese and Parishes

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • St Vincent de Paul Society calls for 1 October deadline for asylum seeker applications to be revoked

    The St Vincent de Paul Society has condemned the Federal Government’s latest ultimatum to asylum seekers, urging it to revoke the arbitrary October deadline for submitting their claims and provide better funding to support legal support and interpreting services. The Society says the 1 October deadline for about 7500...
  • Nigerian Chaplaincy Celebrates Mother’s Day

    The Nigerian Igbo Catholic Community celebrated Mother’s Day on 14 May 2017 in the Diocese of Parramatta. Watch their celebrations below or click here.   Rev Fr Chukwunonyerem Akamadu, Chaplain to the Nigerian Catholic community will celebrate the next Nigerian Mass in Igbo on 11 June at 11.30am at Our Lady...
  • State Sanctioned Suicide Bill Launched in NSW Parliament

    On Tuesday May 16, a draft bill was launched at NSW Parliament House by a cross-party group that is aimed at legalising assisted suicide in NSW. While the exact timing of the progress of the bill is unclear, its sponsors expect the bill to be introduced into the NSW...
  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand: Catalyst of WWI and Blue Mountains Fan

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, visited the Blue Mountains, of the Diocese of Parramatta in 1893, as part of a world tour. 21 years later, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo, which caused Austria-Hungary to declare war on Serbia, starting the First World War....
  • 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...
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