• ‘Dear friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 8 September 2018

    Bishop Vincent's Homily at the Annual Mass for the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine at Good Shepherd Parish, Plumpton ...
  • Annual CCD Mass 2018

      Each year hundreds of Special Religious Education teachers (SREs/catechists) gather for the Annual Diocesan Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) Mass and Awards Ceremony. This year Good Shepherd Parish Plumpton hosted the Mass on Friday September 7. It was a great celebration of this ministry when over 400 SREs...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Bishop Vincent Long's Diary in August and September 2018....
  • Teaching students with additional needs

      Understanding Students with Additional Needs was the key topic at a recent training day organised by CCD Parramatta, at the Institute for Mission in Blacktown. More than 80 Special Religious Education (SRE) teachers including Hindu, Orthodox, Baptist, Anglican and Catholic teachers gathered to learn more about students living...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

      News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Diocese of Parramatta News   Natural Fertility Services “My husband and I opted for Natural Family Planning (NFP) after our first baby, we’d struggled with other means of fertility management prior to this. Since then, we’ve been...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Diocese of Parramatta News   Catholic Outlook Survey Tell Bishop Vincent and the Diocese of Parramatta what you think about CatholicOutlook. All responses are anonymous and confidential. Take the survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/catholicoutlook CatholicCare has a new website Remaining...
  • Good Shepherd Sunday

    Good Shepherd Sunday will be celebrated in Catholic parishes across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains this Sunday, 22 April. The Catholic Church invites you to pray for those you might know whom God may be calling to a priestly vocation and would benefit from your prayers. A message from Fr John...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 18th February 2018 at 11:30am Celebrates Pontifical Mass of the First Sunday of Lent with the celebration of Lunar New Year at St Monica’s Parish, North Parramatta. Sunday 18th February 2018 at 2:00pm Presides at the Rite of Election at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Tuesday 20th February 2018...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 11th February 2018 at 11:00am Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass of the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Tuesday 13th February 2018 Attends the Shrove Tuesday Clergy Conference. Wednesday 14th February 2018 at 7:00pm Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass for Ash Wednesday with the official national...