Bishop Vincent Long

  • Fr Fernando joins Castle Hill from Mexico via Hong Kong

    Fr Luis Fernando Montano Rodriguez (Fr Fernando) was installed as Parish Priest of St Bernadette’s Parish, Castle Hill on Sunday 20 August 2017. Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, celebrated Mass with the installation and delivered the homily. “They say God works in mysterious and unexpected...
  • Bishop Vincent meets refugees who fled from ISIS

    Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta recently held a deeply moving meeting with refugees from Iraq and Syria who fled ISIS. The Syrian and Iraqi refugees fled the persecution of Islamic State (also known as daesh) and now receive support at the Fairfield Centre of STARTTS (NSW Service...
  • ‘Dear Friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 13 June, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for Mass for Ministers of the Church with the Rite of Institution of Acolytes at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta 13 June 2017     Dear friends, It is a great joy and privilege for me to...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 9th July – Wednesday 2nd August 2017 Annual Leave. Thursday 3rd August 2017 at 11:00am Votive Mass of St John Vianney with the clergy of the Diocese at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Thursday 3rd August 2017 at 5:00pm Celebrates Mass for the Franciscan Schools Conference at the Novotel Hotel...
  • Seeing God’s voice

    Finding silence to hear God’s voice can be difficult in these busy, connected times but the deaf Catholic community in Seven Hills regularly ‘sees’ God’s voice in a quiet signed Mass, each third Sunday of the month at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. The Ephpheta Catholic Centre for Deaf...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

      Saturday 24th June 2017 at 6:00pm Celebrates Pontifical Vigil Mass of the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time with the Rite of Instillation of Fr Robert William as Parish Priest at St Matthew’s Parish, Windsor Sunday 25th June 2017 at 11:00am Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass of the 12th Sunday...
  • Wing and a prayer for Year of the Rooster

    Chinese New Year started with a bang at St Monica’s Parish, North Parramatta on Sunday 29 January 2017. Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta concelebrated Mass to celebrate Chinese New Year with Fr Fernando Montano MG, Parish Priest and Chaplain to the Chinese Catholic Chaplaincy. To...
  • The refugee family who welcomed the Bishop with a smile

    On a cool Wednesday autumn afternoon in Blacktown, John* and his wife Rebecca stand outside their temporary accommodation, awaiting Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. As the Bishop arrives he is greeted with a warm smile from the couple and invited inside. Walking into their modest house the Bishop and...
  • Family: An Oasis of Mercy

    From the Life, Marriage & Family Office The Shrine of the Holy Innocents at Kellyville provided a wonderful space for the families who attended the Family Sunday gathering on 23 October 2016 to explore the theme of ‘Family: An Oasis of Mercy’. With the aid of a Pilgrim Family...
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