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  • Blacktown parishioners celebrate 63 years of marriage

    CONGRATULATIONS! Jim and Eunice Priestley celebrate an amazing milestone of 63 years married on 9 October this year! After they married they moved their young family to Blacktown in 1960 to the home they still live in today. They were on the parish council and supported Fr Byrne to...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Postal survey on proposed change to the Marriage Act We remind you that the survey closes on Tuesday, 7 November 2017 (6pm local time). Any surveys received after this will not be counted. As we exercise our democratic responsibility...
  • Manly Reunion Gathering Address Part 6: Conclusion

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta – Address at the Manly Reunion Gathering at DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club, Lidcombe, 30 August 2017   THE PRIESTHOOD IN AUSTRALIA Reflections on its future in the light of the Royal Commission   PART 6: CONCLUSION As we are cut loose from the safe...
  • 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....
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Tuesday 17th October 2017 Attends a meeting of the Bishop’s Commission of Pastoral Life, Mary Mackillop Place, North Sydney. Wednesday 18th October 2017 at 10:00am Attends Catholic Education Social Justice Day at St Patrick’s Cathedral Hall, Parramatta. Wednesday 18th October 2017 at 2:30pm Presents at the Broken Bay Institute...
  • Manly Reunion Gathering Address Part 5: Breaking Open the Priesthood

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta – Address at the Manly Reunion Gathering at DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club, Lidcombe, 30 August 2017   THE PRIESTHOOD IN AUSTRALIA Reflections on its future in the light of the Royal Commission   PART 5: BREAKING OPEN THE PRIESTHOOD I visited Mundelein Seminary in...
  • We’re hiring! Pastoral Associate

    The Role Padre Pio Parish, Glenmore Park seeks to employ a Pastoral Associate. The position is reporting to and working closely with the parish priest. The pastoral associate provides valued assistance to the parish priest in the pastoral ministry, in collaboration with the parishioners. The position will be responsible for...
  • Manly Reunion Gathering Address Part 4: Holding the Tension Between the Old and the New

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta – Address at the Manly Reunion Gathering at DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club, Lidcombe, 30 August 2017   THE PRIESTHOOD IN AUSTRALIA Reflections on its future in the light of the Royal Commission   PART 4: HOLDING THE TENSION BETWEEN THE OLD AND THE NEW...
  • Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

    World Mental Health Day is observed annually on October 10. This year, the Church has sought to celebrate this day as an opportunity to encourage a truly pastoral view that embraces our total community as the living Body of Christ. To be authentic, this view must include every member...
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