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  • Why student and parent voices are so valuable

      Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta If you’re a customer of a major bank or insurer, then it’s likely you would have received an invitation to complete a customer feedback survey. Businesses everywhere particularly in the digital age are seeking feedback on the...
  • Celebration of culture and community for NAIDOC Week

      Holy Family Parish, Emerton will be host to a fun-filled celebration of culture and community on Monday, July 9 when the annual NAIDOC Week Family Fun Day gets underway. Linda McDonald, who is part of CatholicCare Diocese of Parramatta’s Aboriginal Catholic Services says this is the fourth year...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

      News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Diocese of Parramatta News   Liturgical Ministry Formation Courses The Office For Worship is taking enrolments for its Liturgical Ministry Formation Courses for those who are interested in being Readers, Extraordinary Ministers of Communion, Bringing Communion to...
  • Teaching is a team sport

      Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta There is a common expression in sporting circles that the best team is only as a good as its weakest player. So building the competence and skills of the weakest player makes good sense. Thinking about this...
  • Australians want faith values taught in schools

      Australians want faith values taught in schools as evidenced by a new report that supports the work of Catechists If you listen to some reports in the media, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Australians were a completely secular bunch that have turned their backs on religion and Christian...
  • Faith in the future

      Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta When I was a student, my parents had what you might call blind trust or acceptance when it came to the work of schools. They never saw it their place to question teachers, they never dreamed of...
  • Welcoming new home for CatholicCare Parramatta

    Nestled in a suburban street in North Parramatta is a warm and welcoming cottage behind a white picket fence. It is the new home of CatholicCare’s counselling and therapy services, and it is open to anyone seeking support during a difficult period in their life. “We’re here to help...
  • The Eucharist and Matt’s vocation

    Matt Bretania has just joined Holy Spirit Seminary but will be with third year students at the Catholic Institute of Sydney, where he has studied for the past two years. Canadian by birth, from Edmonton, Alberta, he moved to Australia in late 2014 to study worship leadership in Sydney....
  • Finding faith through music and ministry

      When 19-year-old Claire Brown stood in the middle of Randwick Race Course for the final Mass at World Youth Day in Sydney 10 years ago, she knew she was witnessing something she’d never forget. It wasn’t just because she was surrounded by almost half a million people from...
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