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  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 22nd April 2018 at 11:00am Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass of the Fourth Sunday of Easter at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Thursday 26th April 2018 at 6:00pm Delivers the annual Ozanam Lecture at the Catholic Leadership Centre, East Melbourne. Saturday 28th April 2018 at 5:30pm Celebrates Pontifical Vigil Mass...
  • Refugee groups call for new community-based resettlement plan

    An Australian coalition of refugee groups is pushing for a new community-sponsored resettlement program to help overcome the global refugee crisis. Refugee groups have launched a joint initiative calling on the government to introduce a scheme which will initially create 5,000 places for new refugees a year, growing to...
  • GALLERY: Chrism Mass 2018

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv presided at this year’s Chrism Mass held at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, Wednesday 28 March. The Mass was concelebrated by the priests of the Diocese of Parramatta, assisted by the deacons. A packed St Patrick’s Cathedral saw the faithful from parishes, religious orders, migrant...
  • CatholicCare gets a new website

    Monday 9 April 2018 was a new day in CatholicCare as they launched their new website. Remaining committed to their core mission to be the compassionate face of Christ and be a strong and visible provider of care for all in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains with a...
  • 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:   Diocesan Youth Council – for a term of three years commencing 5 April 2018 Very Reverend Paul Roberts EV (Chairperson) Mr James Camden Sister Rosie Drum MGL Ms Qwayne Guevara...
  • Caritas Australia supporting PNG earthquake recovery efforts

    Caritas Australia with its partners on the ground is responding to the impact of a 7.5 magnitude earthquake which has killed 150 people and has left, according to the UN, 270,000 people including 125,000 children, in need of emergency aid. Caritas is providing urgent shelter and health support, especially...
  • Simon Carrington fired up for chastity at ACYF 2017

    Newly married couple Simon and Madeleine Carrington founded Fire Up Ministries last year to promote the New Evangelisation and chastity. Their ministry was a hit at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2017 (ACYF) and is currently based at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, St Marys. ACYF was the...
  • 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...
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