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  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Diocese of Parramatta News   Pentecost Pastoral Letter A Pentecost Pastoral Letter from Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv and the Bishops Commission for the Plenary Council can be found here: www.catholicoutlook.org/pentecost The Catholic Foundation May Appeal...
  • An angel of hope in crisis pregnancy

    50 years ago a teenage girl found herself pregnant, terrified for the future and without much support. Little did she know her baby would thrive and that she would go on to help thousands of other young women in difficult pregnancies. That young woman was Jeanette Reid, who for...
  • Disneyland for learners

      Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta Psychologist and author, Steve Biddulph was on radio recently talking about raising 21st century boys in today’s world. He mentioned research that found boys were on average 20 months behind girls in terms of development. This has...
  • Bishop Vincent grilled over breakfast

      Braving light rain and icy winds, 140 young people from across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains attended the annual Lifted: Breakfast with the Bishop on Saturday 12 May 2018 at Rooty Hill RSL. James Camden, Director of Catholic Youth Parramatta, kicked off proceedings with a warm welcome,...
  • Government cuts hurt those seeking asylum

    This June, some of the harshest policies affecting people seeking asylum to date will be implemented.  The Federal Government has announced that from 4th June, it will begin cutting access to Settlement Services Resolution Support (SSRS).  The Department of Home Affairs has announced its plan to remove case work,...
  • Budget doesn’t address Catholic schools’ concerns

    Catholic school communities expecting significant initiatives addressing the concerns raised with the Federal Minister for Education Simon Birmingham and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull would be disappointed with Wednesday night’s budget. Whilst Senator Birmingham has promised the government will respond to the Independent Report of the Review into the Socio-economic...
  • Gonski: a blueprint for change

      Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta The review by David Gonski into the quality of Australian schools was released last week. The report confirms what many working in education have known for decades: that our current model of schooling is outdated and we...
  • CatholicCare speaks your language

    If you are reading this and your first language is not English, you will know very well that in times of stress or in situations which are deeply emotional, we feel most comfortable in our first language. CatholicCare can offer counselling services in over 20 languages! We have a...
  • CCSS is hiring! Financial Counsellor

      Financial Counsellor   The Organisation CatholicCare Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains (CatholicCare) aims to serve the community of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta by overseeing the provision of high-quality social services operating according to the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. As an organisation, CatholicCare respects the dignity,...
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