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  • Church supports people experiencing domestic violence in Western Sydney

    Western Sydney has been identified as a domestic violence ‘hot spot’ by the Federal Government and Catholic organisations are working hard to provide families with support and access to relevant services. The Catholic Women’s League Australia held their 2015 bi-annual National Conference in Parramatta and devoted a significant amount of...
  • Notre Dame welcomes new Dean of Philosophy & Theology in Sydney

    Catholic theology is more relevant in today’s world than ever before as it brings greater meaning to every element of modern society, according to The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Professor Christian Brugger. Professor Brugger was recently appointed Dean of the School of Philosophy & Theology at Notre Dame’s...
  • Calling young Australians to be part of an international conversation

    Young people across Australia are being called to share their views about life, faith, and their experience of Church through an online survey published today by the Australian Bishops. The survey seeks to capture the opinions and perspectives of young people as part of a national consultation process that...
  • Good things come to those who wait

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta We live in an ‘on demand’ world driven by the mobility of technology and accessibility to the internet. We can download books and music, watch TV shows and have multiple conversations, all from our smartphones – sometimes at...
  • MEDIA RELEASE: Greg Whitby calls for school funding clarity and an end to the divisive debate

    Executive Director of Catholic Education in the Diocese of Parramatta, Greg Whitby, has called for the resumption of constructive, meaningful debate between Catholic leaders and the federal government, and an immediate end to the confusion about what the new funding model will mean for Catholic systemic schools. “We are...
  • World’s oldest Catholic charity expands efforts to help Parramatta homeless

    FOR ALMOST 1000 years, the Order of Malta has served the Lord by serving the least of His brothers. In September 2016, CatholicCare Social Services – Diocese of Parramatta thanked the Order of Malta for their generosity and compassion in providing 100 ‘Coats for the Homeless’ in the Diocese of Parramatta. The Order...
  • Notre Dame University Vice Chancellor awarded honorary degree

    The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Celia Hammond, has received an honorary degree from The University of Portland in the USA. The Doctor of Public Service honoris causa was conferred on Professor Hammond by Father Mark Poorman, President of the University of Portland, on 7 May...
  • Pope at daily Mass: To evangelise, go out, listen, rejoice

    (Vatican Radio) The Church should be on its feet and on the journey, listening to the restlessness of the people, and always with joy. That was the message of Pope Francis in the homily for the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta. In the first eight chapters of...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Positions Vacant The Diocese of Parramatta is seeking applications for several positions. For further details, go to https://parracatholic.org/employment/ Discernment to the Permanent Diaconate: 28 May Discernment Sunday #2 with the Deacon’s Vocations Team. Come for a chance to learn more about vocations to the Diaconate and have a chat...
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