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  • Xt3 Advent Calendar 2017

    “Divinity is always where one least expects to find it” Venerable Fulton Sheen Venerable Fulton Sheen, one of the Church’s greatest communicators urged us to look for God in unlikely places, “Divinity is always where one least expects to find it”. This is the theme for the Xt3.com Advent...
  • Bishop Vincent welcomes the new City of Parramatta Councillors

    Bishop of Parramatta, Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv formally welcomed the newly-elected City of Parramatta Councillors at the Diocese of Parramatta Chancery Office, on Wednesday 22 November. Over morning tea, Bishop Vincent and other leaders from the Diocese of Parramatta – including from CatholicCare and Catholic Education – met...
  • School Formal Season

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta It seems that the days of renting a suit, borrowing the family car and heading off to the school hall or local club for the Year 12 school formal are well and truly over. In some instances, the...
  • ‘Dear friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 19 November 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year A 2017 at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta 19 November 2017   Dear friends, We live in a time where there is a tendency on the part...
  • SOS call for two foster families

    Blacktown child and family agency, MacKillop Family Services, is urgently seeking two dedicated foster carers or families who can provide loving homes for two young teenagers living in Western Sydney. MacKillop Family Services is hoping to find a home for Luke*, a creative and caring 13 year old with...
  • GALLERY: African Catholics dance for the Lord

    The African Catholic community burst with vibrant songs and colourful cultural dress on Sunday 5 November at the All African Mass to celebrate the All Saints of Africa Centre, Blacktown. Msgr Ron McFarlane, Episcopal Vicar for Migrant Chaplaincies was Principal Celebrant of the Mass, concelebrated by Fr Christopher Antwi-Boasiako,...
  • LIFTED Sports Day 2017

    Congratulations to the winners of the LIFTED Sports Day Cup 2017 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Wentworthville for the second year in a row. Sunday 19th November saw more than 330 young Catholic athletes ‘battle it out’ for 16 parish teams in touch football, soccer, basketball and...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Special edition of Catholic Outlook At the request of Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Catholic Outlook will be back in print for a special, one-off December 2017 Christmas edition. This special edition will be a beautifully bound, 40-page,...
  • ‘Dear friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 2 November 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the Solemn Mass for the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Soul’s Day) at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta 2 November 2017     Dear friends, Today, we remember those who have passed from...
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