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  • Catholic Outlook is back!

    At the request of Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, a special Christmas 2017 print edition of Catholic Outlook is being delivered right now across parishes in the Diocese of Parramatta. Visit your local Catholic Church in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains to pick up a copy. Catholic Outlook is...
  • Pope Francis marks the start of Advent

    Pope Francis was back in St Peter’s Square for the traditional recitation of the Angelus on Sunday following his return from a journey to Myanmar and Bangladesh. From the window of his studio the Holy Father thanked all those who accompanied him there in prayer. He told all those gathered in the...
  • New report: Catholic organisations employee more than 220,000 people across Australia

    More than 220,000 people work in Catholic organisations across the country, a new report has found, confirming the Catholic Church’s place as one of the largest employers in Australia. Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan, Bishops’ Delegate for Employment Relations, said those working in Catholic ministries – small and large –...
  • Bishop Vincent wants you to nominate

    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   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...
  • 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...
  • GALLERY: CCD Mass 2017

    Special Religious Educators (SREs/catechists) from the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Seven Hills, for the annual Diocesan Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Mass on Friday 8 September 2017. Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv in his homily, thanked the catechists for their...
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    ‘Dear Friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 8 September, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary with CCD Volunteers and Staff at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Seven Hills 8 September 2017     Dear friends, It is with gratitude and...
  • MEDIA RELEASE

    MEDIA RELEASE 18082017 ST PATRICKS QUARTER The Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of the Diocese of Parramatta, has announced plans for a major project around the St Patrick’s Cathedral precinct that is expected to revitalise and renew the northern end of the Parramatta CBD. The project, known...
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