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  • REMINDER: Diocese of Parramatta Liturgy Conference

    Liturgy: the Living Presence of Christ – Diocesan Liturgy Conference Last month at an address at the Vatican, Pope Francis spoke about liturgical reform within the Catholic Church.  He emphasised that this was a gradual process that came to maturity at the Second Vatican Council, and has continued to develop,...
  • Pope Francis: Death penalty is ‘contrary to the Gospel’

    VATICAN CITY — The death penalty, no matter how it is carried out, “is, in itself, contrary to the Gospel,” Pope Francis said. Marking the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church at the Vatican Oct. 11, Pope Francis said the catechism’s discussion of the death penalty, already...
  • Australia’s economy must serve every one of us

    ‘Australia now has the second-highest net worth per person in the world. But we cannot justify this wealth if, in accumulating it, we have left behind those who are most in need’, says Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, the Chairman of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC). Bishop...
  • Diocesan and Deanery Pastoral Councils – Why they Matter

    How do we cooperate across parishes and regions in our mission to serve Jesus Christ? How do listen to one another, identify key priorities and make informed decisions to serve those in need and increase the faith and witness of our church? About five years ago, consultations took place...
  • How to help children deal with traumatic events

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta It’s been difficult to escape recent media coverage of catastrophic hurricanes, terrorist attacks and shootings. As adults, we all respond differently to traumatic events and it is the same for children. It is not always easy for parents...
  • Rooty Hill youth group busts open big issues and shares hope

    Love of Christ and confidence in the truth of the Catholic Faith are clear in secondary teacher Harry Sadsad’s student ministry group at St Agnes Catholic High School, Rooty Hill. For the past four years, up to 40 students gather weekly in the extra-curricular time slot on Thursday afternoons....
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Postal survey on proposed change to the Marriage Act We remind you that the survey closes on Tuesday, 7 November 2017 (6pm local time). Any surveys received after this will not be counted. As we exercise our democratic responsibility...
  • Register online now for ACYF 2017

    Registrations for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2017 are open now. Visit: www.acyf.org.au for more details. In this video, Bishops and Archbishops around Australia registered for the biggest national gathering since World Youth Day Sydney in 2008. The Festival registration process can be completed on mobile or tablet devices....
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Tuesday 17th October 2017 Attends a meeting of the Bishop’s Commission of Pastoral Life, Mary Mackillop Place, North Sydney. Wednesday 18th October 2017 at 10:00am Attends Catholic Education Social Justice Day at St Patrick’s Cathedral Hall, Parramatta. Wednesday 18th October 2017 at 2:30pm Presents at the Broken Bay Institute...
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