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  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Diocesan Works Fund Appeal The DWF Appeal is being held across the Diocese of Parramatta during February 2017. Donations to the appeal will provide financial support to our not-for-profit social services. Each year, more than 20,000 inquiries for assistance are received by the Ephpheta Centre, which supports the deaf,...
  • A message from Bishop Vincent Long about the Royal Commission

    Dear friends, The final hearing involving the Catholic Church at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse commences on 6 February 2017. For the victims and survivors, for the Catholic community and for many in the wider Australian community, this hearing may be a difficult and...
  • Latest Appointments

    Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, has confirmed these appointments: College of Consultors Very Rev Fr Peter Williams VG EV Very Rev Fr Christopher de Souza VG EV PP Very Rev Fr Wim Hoekstra EV PP Very Rev Fr Peter Blayney JV EV PP Very Rev...
  • CCSS goes to Canberra

    Joe Cashman (Executive Director) and Gary Smith (Chairman) of Catholic Care Social Services Diocese of Parramatta recently met with politicians and policy makers in Canberra....
  • Powerful refugee stories at Mamre House ceremony

    By Jordan Grantham Bishop Vincent Long visited Mamre House on the morning of 7 December 2016 for an English Language Program end-of-year ceremony. The program, Certificate in Spoken and Written English, is a certified program of Nepean Community College and delivered by Mamre House, a work of CatholicCare Social...
  • 30th Anniversary of St John Paul II’s Visit to Alice Springs

    Warning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – these websites may contain images, voices or references to those who have passed. This month marks 30 years since (now Saint) Pope John Paul II issued his ground-breaking address to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Blatherskite Park, Alice Springs....
  • Local launch of Social Justice Statement

    By Sr Louise McKeogh FMA, Catholic Outlook, November 2016 Social Justice Sunday on 25 September 2016 saw a most significant and meaningful launch of this year’s Australian Catholic Bishops Social Justice Statement at Sacred Heart Parish, Blackheath. To view a gallery of photos from the launch, click here. the...
  • Latest appointments

    Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, has confirmed these appointments:   Rev Fr Florito Apalias – Assistant Priest St Thomas Aquinas Parish, Springwood, and Our Lady of the Nativity Parish, Lawson, commencing 19 November   Rev Fr George Azhakath MSFS – Assistant Priest St Patrick’s Cathedral...
  • Project Elizabeth: pregnancy and early parenthood support

    Source: Catholic Outlook, October 2016 Becoming a parent for the first time is both a wonderful and a challenging experience. Parent­ing can be one of the most rewarding but demanding roles a person can un­dertake. No baby is born with a manual outlining their temperament, nature or what they...
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