Catholic Youth Parramatta

  • Young talent rocks St Patrick’s Cathedral

    By James Camden, Catholic Outlook, November 2016 The skies cleared, the clouds lifted, and the energy soared as 450 young people from across the Diocese of Parramatta descended on the forecourt of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta on 22 October 2016  to celebrate the Feast Day of St John...
  • New Blacktown centre brings ministries together

    Updated on 9 October 2016. By Jordan Grantham The Diocese of Parramatta Ministry Centre was officially opened and blessed on 6 October 2016 by Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta. For images of the event, click here. The new centre brings together five diocesan ministries: Office...
  • Diocese of Parramatta HSC Youth Masses

    This is the 3rd year that Catholic Youth Parramatta has facilitated a local approach to celebrating with, and praying for, our Year 12 students before their final exams commence. Thanks to the 27 parishes in the Diocese of Parramatta and Catholic Education Parramatta, who are working with their communities...
  • WYD 2016 in-Sync – an @home event link to our pilgrims in Krakow

    By Fr Paul Roberts EV, Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation On 31 July, exactly as our pilgrims to World Youth Day began the final Mass with Pope Francis in Krakow, 1000 people gathered with Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Greystanes, to unite in Word and sacrament across the world....
  • World Youth Day 2016 – Day Six

    The Very Rev Christopher de Souza VG EV PP our Vicar General and Episcopal Vicar for Education and Formation is leading pilgrims from the Diocese of Parramatta to World Youth Day 2016 (WYD). WYD 2016 will be a pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland for a week-long festival of faith with...
  • Jason Evert asks, ‘Why are you Catholic?’

    “Why are you Catholic?” His question lingered, calling on the young people gathered at Patrician Brothers’ College, Blacktown, on 17 May to reflect on their faith. “There’s ultimately only one reason,” Jason Evert explained. “Because it’s true. Because if it’s not true, then what are we doing? Life is too...
  • 2016 World Youth Day Raffle

    The 2016 World Youth Day Car Raffle sold more than 200,000 tickets for pilgrims across the Diocese of Parramatta. Today the Chancery Office invited the six winners to a celebratory morning tea where they officially received their prizes. Diocesan Administrator, Very Rev Peter G Williams, thanked the prize winners...
  • A Night with Jason Evert

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  • No one can enter into the presence of God and stay the same

    By Adrian J Middeldorp “Child of God first, priest second and musician third.” This is how Fr Rob Galea described himself to a sell-out audience at Riverside Theatre on Friday 8 April, as part of Catholic Youth Parramatta’s LIFTED Live! series. It was no ordinary concert, but rather a journey of...