Bishop Fisher

  • Bishop Anthony presides at 2010 Chrism Mass

    Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP presided at his first Chrism Mass as the Bishop of Parramatta in St Patrick’s Cathedral on Wednesday 31 March 2010. Bishop Anthony blessed the Oil of the Catechumens and the Oil of the Sick, and consecrated the Oil of Chrism. The oils were distributed...
  • Palm Sunday 2010 – World Youth Day

    On Palm Sunday this year, youth from all over the world commemorated the 25th international World Youth Day. In the Diocese of Parramatta, 30 young people from various migrant communities led the Palm Sunday procession from Prince Alfred Park, carrying flags of the world representing the many cultures in...
  • Bishop Anthony commissions teachers and school leaders

    In a special ceremony on 17 March, during Catholic Schools Week 2010, more than 80 beginning teachers and 25 principals and school leaders were commissioned into their roles of service in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta. About 1,000 teachers and staff from schools across the Diocese and the Catholic...
  • First and foremost a man of prayer and deep faith

    George Cardinal Pell, Archbishop of Sydney A bishop of a diocese does not take up his role lightly. It is a position of responsibility, carrying a primary duty of service and prayer for the priests and people under his care. Every leader needs a clear set of beliefs and...
  • Farewell to a good shepherd

    From Bishop Anthony Fisher OP, Catholic Outlook, March 2010 Many people have already paid tribute to Bishop Kevin Manning and more will do so in the months ahead. There are the obvious achievements, such as leading this diocese as its second bishop through a period of rapid growth, so...
  • Bishop Fisher’s Mass of Installation Homily

    Your Eminences and Excellency, Your Graces and Lordships, my brother priests and fellow religious, Premier, distinguished guests, brothers and sisters in Christ: The white wool of Dominic is not unprecedented in this part of the country. When Australia’s first Dominican, Christopher Vincent Dowling, arrived in Sydney in 1831 as...
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