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  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) Early-bird registration has now opened for the largest gathering of young Catholics since World Youth Day Sydney in 2008! Bishop Vincent & Catholic Youth Parramatta invite young people from Year 9 to 30 years of age to celebrate the young heart of the Church,...
  • Smart Data Leads to Smart Solutions for Students

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta Search engines like Google, websites such as Amazon and social media platforms like Facebook all collect data. This data is used to gain greater insight into its users and then deliver a more personalised experience. In different ways,...
  • A Learning Revolution

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta Those of us born before the 1990s have had the experience, and some might say benefit, of living in two worlds. The pre-digital world was the word of VHS tapes, pay phones and typewriters. In the digital world...
  • Catechist work in public schools endorsed by Independent Review

    The independent review of Special Religious Education (SRE) recently released by the NSW Government has provided strong evidence that highlights the incredible contribution made by parish catechists (SRE teachers) to the religious education of young people in public schools. On 30 May 2017, representatives from most major providers of...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 9th – Wednesday 2nd August 2017 Annual Leave. Thursday 3rd August 2017 at 11:00am Votive Mass of St John Vianney with the clergy of the Diocese at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Thursday 3rd August 2017 at 5:00pm Celebrates Mass for the Franciscan Schools Conference at the Novotel Hotel...
  • Seeing God’s voice

    Finding silence to hear God’s voice can be difficult in these busy, connected times but the deaf Catholic community in Seven Hills regularly ‘sees’ God’s voice in a quiet signed Mass, each third Sunday of the month at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. The Ephpheta Catholic Centre for Deaf...
  • Education is for all

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta Recently, Senator Pauline Hanson suggested that children with disabilities, including children with autism, should be removed from mainstream classrooms because they are holding their classmates back. Some people chose to defend the comments as an attempt at highlighting...
  • Lisa Bright on ACYF: “Being with people who are joyous about their faith”

    This article is part of a series of profiles on members of the Diocese of Parramatta who have been nominated to help prepare for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF). To read other profiles and learn more about the ACYF, click here. Lisa Bright is ministry coordinator at Mary Queen...
  • Indigenous families a great blessing

    Despite the devastating effects of colonisation, the dispossession of families in rural areas and the accompanying social dislocation, the strength and unity of Aboriginal families has survived, Bishop Eugene Hurley, Chairman of the Bishops Commission for Relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, said at the release of...
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