Diocese and Parishes

  • One Year Anniversary of the Installation of Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv

    June 16 marks the one year anniversary of the installation of Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv as the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Parramatta. The then-Diocesan Administrator, Very Rev Peter G Williams, warmly welcomed Bishop Vincent’s appointment. “Bishop Vincent is no stranger to the Diocese of Parramatta. As...
  • Latest Appointments in the Diocese of Parramatta

    Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, has confirmed these appointments in the Diocese of Parramatta:   Reverend Mr Shinto Francis Deacon assisting at St Paul the Apostle Parish, Winston Hills from 29 May, 2017. Mrs Briony Mowbray Orders and Ministry Commission for a period of three...
  • 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...
  • Bishop Vincent Long

    ‘Dear Friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 9 June, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the Votive Mass of St Patrick at Patrician Brothers College, Blacktown 09 June 2017     Dear friends at Patrician Brothers, It is often said that God works in mysterious ways and I am a...
  • Dominic Dimech: Returning the Basic Gift of Faith

    Read more about this youth group leader and university philosopher Dominic Dimech, 24 years old, is a leader of the youth group ‘BasicGift’, at Holy Spirit Parish, St Clair. The middle child of four in a Maltese family, he is an articulate and affable young man completing a doctorate in...
  • 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...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 11th June 2017 at 11:30am Celebrates Pontifical Mass for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity with the conferral of Confirmation at Sacred Heart Parish, Luddenham. Tuesday 13th June 2017 at 9:00am Delivers an address to the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary Province Assembly at St Joseph’s Centre for...
  • 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...
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