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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Making mistakes is critical to learning

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta It’s well known that the most successful entrepreneurs, scientists, inventors, writers and sports people have all failed and failed often. Read any interviews or biographies and you find failure is not only acknowledged but celebrated. In 2006, legendary...
  • Putting the HSC into perspective

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta Year 12 students across NSW are in the home-straight as they prepare for the Higher School Certificate (HSC) which starts on 16 October. The HSC marks the end of formal schooling and the period leading up to the...
  • An invitation from Bishop Vincent

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv is calling for nominations for: • Deanery Pastoral Councils, and • The Diocesan Pastoral Council Bishop Vincent seeks to enhance our communion and mission, and recognises that these councils express a rightful co-responsibility for the mission of the Church. These bodies, aligning with our Pastoral...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond Call for Nominations: Deanery & Diocesan Pastoral Councils Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv is calling for nominations for Deanery Pastoral Councils and the Diocesan Pastoral Council. For more information, including the nomination kit, please visit parracatholic.org/advisorycouncils or contact Richard...
  • Bishop Vincent Long

    ‘Dear friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 24 September 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily of the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year A with the Celebration of the Anniversaries of Marriage at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta 24 September 2017   Dear friends, One of the popular notions in...
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