Bishop of Parramatta

  • Flock Farewells True Shepherd: Fr Tim Crowley

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook, 17 February 2017 The Funeral Mass for Fr Tim Crowley, a much-loved priest of the Diocese of Parramatta, was celebrated at St Bernadette’s Parish, Lalor Park, on Friday 17 February 2017. Fr Tim died in retirement in Victoria on Tuesday 7 February 2017, aged...
  • Bishop Vincent, Parra Catholic, Trafficking

    Bishop Vincent’s homily

    Homily given by Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta Holy Mass of the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, with the Institution of Lectors at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, St Marys, Sunday 30 October 2016. Dear friends in Christ, In the digital age,...
  • NAIDOC WEEK: bringing community together

    Posted on 11 July 2016 Hundreds of people gathered in the grounds of Holy Family Parish at Emerton on 4 July 2016 for one of the largest NAIDOC Week events ever managed by Aboriginal Catholic Services in the Diocese of Parramatta. The family fun day, run by CatholicCare Social...
  • Greetings and Apostolic Blessing from Pope Francis

    Posted on 21 June 2016 Read the letter here: Parramatta Bull of Appointment__ Final   Apostolic Letter from Francis, Bishop, Servant of the Servants of God To Our Venerable Brother, Vincent Long Van Nguyen of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual, until now Titular Bishop of Thala, and Auxiliary of...
  • Bishop Vincent Long installed in Parramatta

    Posted on 16 June 2016 Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains warmly welcomed Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta on the evening of Thursday 16 June 2016 in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. In a traditional Catholic ceremony, Bishop Vincent said he wanted to be...
  • Installation of Bishop Vincent Long as 4th Bishop of Parramatta

    Posted on 6 June 2016 The Liturgical Reception and Mass of Installation of Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta will take place on Thursday 16 June 2016 at 7.30pm in St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta. An outdoor screening of the celebration will...
  • A message from our new Bishop

    Source: Catholic Outlook, Volume 19, June 2016 Dear clergy and people of Parramatta, And so finally, the LONG wait is over (pardon the pun!). After 18 months without a bishop, you have been given one in the person of a Franciscan, an Asian Australian and a former refugee. You...
  • Revamped website for Migrant & Refugee Office

    Posted on 2 June 2016 The website of the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (ACMRO) includes a section on asylum seeker policy, a media section and a resources centre. You can sign up to receive the ACMRO eNewsletter through the website at www.acmro.catholic.org.au The website features a combination of...
  • Fourth Bishop of Parramatta Appointed

    His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Most Rev Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD, as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Parramatta. He has been Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Melbourne since 2011. On Thursday 16 June 2016, the Liturgical Reception and Solemn Mass of Installation...
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