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  • Toongabbie’s Thomist philosopher

    Austin Woodbury Place is nestled in the quiet streets of Toongabbie, a hint of the little known history of one of Australia’s greatest philosophers, the Rev Dr Austin Woodbury SM. This Thomist, a philosopher in the vast legacy of St Thomas Aquinas’ thought, was much loved and held in...
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    Weekly News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond...
  • PROCLAIM 2018 Conference launches Listen as Plenary Council song

      Hundreds of people gathered in Brisbane for the 2018 PROCLAIM Conference on Thursday witnessed the first screening of a new music video for the Plenary Council 2020. PROCLAIM, the biennial national evangelisation conference, this year has a particular focus on the Plenary Council process and how it can...
  • Proclaim 2018 explores new ways of contemplating the face of Christ

    THIS is a spirit moment for the Church, Archbishop Mark Coleridge has told the Proclaim 2018 conference in Brisbane, challenging Catholic delegates to renew and rejuvenate the Church in Australia. “I am intensely conscious as I sat amongst you that I face the danger of being pale, male and stale,”...
  • First Torres Strait Islander ordained a Deacon

    Kopel Gibuma has become the first Torres Strait Islander to be ordained to the Diaconate in the Catholic Church. The ordination was celebrated by Cairns Bishop James Foley, together with Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of our Lady of the Southern Cross, Monsignor Harry Entwistle and took place at St...
  • Catherine McAuley Westmead embraces its Indigenous culture

      The Wandana Indigenous Education Team was welcomed into the learning community of Catherine McAuley Westmead to help students explore Indigenous culture. Wandana is a community-based project that aims to foster respect for all through an Indigenous art project. The team began their visit to the school with a...
  • Happy 25th Birthday to the Don Bosco Youth and Recreation Centre

    Each year over 70,000 jubilant children play on the extensive sporting facilities at the Don Bosco Youth and Recreation Centre, St Marys. The popular birthday venue celebrated its own 25th anniversary on the last weekend of June....
  • What to do with abandoned churches

    Vatican officials on Tuesday set out to rescue these forgotten religious sites, and the artistic and sacred treasures they contain, by issuing guidelines on how to address their disposition. We’re all familiar with the secularization that’s swept over the West, alienating many from the Catholic faith and leaving empty pews...
  • Malia: Deepening her faith, despite the darkness

    Malia Lolesio, parish secretary and youth minister from Emerton, shares how she deepened her Catholic faith even when she was feeling at her lowest. If you’ve never met Malia Lolesio at a Catholic Youth Parramatta event, or in the parish office at Holy Family, Emerton, where she is the parish...
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