Latest in: Diocese and Parishes

  • Mass times at your fingertips

    Have you ever been in another suburb and not know when Mass was on? Have you ever had trouble finding the next Mass time? Well, the Diocese of Parramatta Diocese now provides a solution that put simply, just works! The app is a one-stop shop to get times for Mass,...
  • It is not all about STEM

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta Last month, NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes suggested schools needed to avoid the over-promotion of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) above other areas, cautioning against following education ‘fads’. The comments were controversial because they were at...
  • GALLERY: Catholic Youth Walk for Christ

    1,500 youth from Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains took part in the eighth annual Good Friday Walk from Blacktown to Parramatta. Leaving St Patrick’s Church Blacktown at 10pm on Friday 30 March and arriving at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta by 7.00am on Saturday 31 March, the youth sang,...
  • Pope Francis message for Vocations

    MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 2018 WORLD DAY OF VOCATIONS   Dear Brothers and Sisters, Next October , the Fifteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will meet to discuss the theme of young people and in particular the relationship between young people, faith...
  • Good Shepherd Sunday

    Good Shepherd Sunday will be celebrated in Catholic parishes across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains this Sunday, 22 April. The Catholic Church invites you to pray for those you might know whom God may be calling to a priestly vocation and would benefit from your prayers. A message from Fr John...
  • New program launched to form young women in Leadership for Mission

    Thirteen young women from across Australia gathered in Sydney recently as part of the inaugural intake for an inspiring new education and formation program called Leadership for Mission. Leadership for Mission, which was launched at a special event at Mount St Benedict, Pennant Hills on April 5, is an...
  • Selective schools a ‘ruse’

    Opinion Piece from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta Getting into a selective school is a bit like elite tennis in some Sydney circles: high pressure, worked-up parents, early starts, frequent practice sessions, expensive coaching regimes. Education was never intended to be a competitive individual sport; at...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Diocese of Parramatta News   Catholic Outlook Survey Tell Bishop Vincent and the Diocese of Parramatta what you think about CatholicOutlook. All responses are anonymous and confidential. Take the survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/catholicoutlook CatholicCare has a new website Remaining...
  • Easter Vigil Mass 2018

    Easter Vigil Mass 2012 was celebrated on Saturday 31 March at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. In his second Easter Vigil Mass as Bishop of Parramatta, Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv said during his homily, “Tonight, we have come to celebrate the centerpiece and foundation of our Christian faith. Easter...
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