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  • 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...
  • School religion figures link with SRE misleading

    Opponents of special religious education (SRE) are manipulating figures showing religious affiliation on NSW school enrolment forms to further their anti-religion agenda, according to the body representing SRE in the state. The Inter-Church Commission on Religious Education in Schools (NSW) Inc (ICCOREIS) said figures showing 40 per cent of...
  • 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...
  • Celebration Day for Young Teachers of the Faith

    Secondary students who volunteer as Special Religious Educators (SREs) in state primary schools gathered at Bede Polding College, South Windsor for a day of fun, faith and formation to celebrate their contribution to faith education on 19 October 2016. 80 students from five schools attended the first celebration day...
  • Latest Appointments in the Diocese of Parramatta

    Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, has confirmed these appointments in the Diocese of Parramatta:   Very Rev Peter G. Williams Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia from 17 June, 2017 for three years. Very Rev Christopher de Souza Vicar General from 17 June, 2017...
  • UPDATE: CCD

    A positive outcome for Special Religious Education (SRE) ‘Scripture in Schools’ has been received from the New South Wales Department of Education. The recommendations of the 2014-2015 NSW Independent Review of SRE-SEE (Ethics) were released by the Department of Education on Tuesday 11 April. The Catholic Church, together with...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Positions Vacant The Diocese of Parramatta is seeking applications for several positions. For further details, go to https://parracatholic.org/employment/ Feedback on the ‘Lead us to Living Water’ Family Lenten Program 2017 Now that Lent is over, the Life, Marriage and Family Office has issued a survey about their recently produced...
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