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  • 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...
  • Two year report into SRE and SEE released

    As one of the largest providers of Special Religious Education (SRE) in NSW public schools, the Catholic Church welcomes the findings of the 2015 Independent Review of Special Religious Education and Special Education in Ethics (SEE) in New South Wales Government schools. The findings continue to affirm the important...
  • A Message from Bishop Vincent Long

    Catholic Outlook, March 2017 Dear friends, After 19 years, the print version of Catholic Outlook (the official publication for the Diocese of Parramatta) will cease publication with March 2017 being the final issue. Catholic Outlook will continue publishing news and events online at www.catholicoutlook.org and through our various social...
  • Taking the Gospel to the wider world

    By Cecilia Zammit, Catholic Outlook At each of the weekend Masses we are dismissed with the command to ‘share the good news of Jesus Christ’.  Armed with the necessary authorisation cards, their teaching manuals, music, craft and a smile some 900 women and men from our 47 parishes have...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    LIFTED Breakfast with the Bishop: 4 March 2017 Catholic Youth Parramatta invites secondary school students (16+), youth and young adults to breakfast with Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. Join us as we ‘launch into the deep’ this 2017! Cost: $5 donation towards a full buffet breakfast. From 9.00am-11.30am at...
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