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  • CatholicCare brings Christmas joy to Western Sydney

    Lunch with Santa Despite the heat gripping Sydney, clients of CatholicCare enjoyed a lunch spread earlier this week that included prawns, pippies, oysters and of course, traditional Christmas ham. After lunch “Black Santa” arrived delivering toys for the children donated from St Andrew the Apostle Catholic Parish, Marayong and adults...
  • Australia to be represented at Vatican gathering of young people

    A Melbourne woman with a deep faith and a strong sense of social justice has been chosen to represent young Australian Catholics at a Vatican meeting next year to prepare for the Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. Young people from across the world...
  • What we can learn from children

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta Most people think that the end of the school as a ‘wind-down’ period. The reality is that for most schools, it is the busiest time of year. There are final reports to be written, Christmas concerts to be...
  • OLMC Parramatta HSC Class of 2017 Exemplifies Mercy Excellence

    In the Year of Excellence at OLMC Parramatta, the Class of 2017 has achieved fantastic results in the HSC, truly embracing the College’s philosophy to expand beyond what we know we can be. • 76th school in NSW in Sydney Morning Herald’s top 100 schools list • Top ATAR...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Special edition of Catholic Outlook At the request of Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Catholic Outlook will be back in print for a special, one-off December 2017 Christmas edition. This special edition will be a beautifully bound, 40-page,...
  • A letter from Bishop Vincent Long about the Royal Commission final report

    15 December 2017     Dear friends, Re: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse After five years of work, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has submitted its final report to government and will now come to an end. The Diocese...
  • STATEMENT OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS ON RELEASE OF FINAL REPORT OF ROYAL COMMISSION

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has today released its final report, which includes a large number of recommendations, many of which will have a significant impact on the way the Catholic Church operates in Australia. President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Denis...
  • GALLERY: Ordination to the Diaconate of Galbert Albino

    The Ordination to the Diaconate of Galbert Albino took place on 25 November, 2017 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Greystanes. Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, was the principal celebrant and ordaining prelate for the Mass. View images from the ordination below or click here....
  • Catholic schools serving students on the margins of our society

    As a young student attending Catholic schools in the 1970s and 80s in the Latrobe Valley in country Victoria, there was always a presence in our classroom of the Catholic commitment to assisting people who were disadvantaged or at the margins of our society. Catholic schools in the Valley...
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