Castle Hill

  • Castle Hill home to world’s longest playing parish organist

    A lifetime of service has kept Fred Hawkins of Castle Hill young at heart and beloved by his community. And, it may even have given him claim to being the world’s longest serving parish organist. Fred first played organ for Mass when eight years old at St Felix de...
  • Nanette D’Arcy wishes Bishop Vincent well

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  • A legacy of service in Parramatta

    While the Diocese of Parramatta celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, Monsignor John Boyle is celebrating 45 years since his ordination to the priesthood. A life lived in Parramatta, schooled and raised, Fr John attended St Patrick’s Primary and Parramatta Marist Brothers. “I completed schooling in 1962 and I...
  • Castle Hill Parish is young at heart

    By Elizabeth McFarlane, Catholic Outlook, June 2016 If the future of the Church is determined by the commitment and service of its youth, then St Bernadette’s Parish in Castle Hill is a custodian of that future. The youthful vibrancy of the parish shines through and connects borders. Assistant Priest...
  • The Kimberley Calling

    Alice Hann, a 24-year-old teacher from Gilroy College, Castle Hill, has embarked on a secondment year to teach in Balgo, one of the most remote Aboriginal communities in Australia. Located in north-east Western Australia, burnt orange dirt roads carve into the Balgo (Wirrimanu) Indigenous community, found on the northern...
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