conventual franciscans

  • Move over City2Surf: Assumption Pilgrims walk 14km for Our Lady

      Rosaries jangled and legs pumped as 30 pilgrims walked 14 kilometres from the Shrine of the Holy Innocents, Kellyville to St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Competition and physical fitness were not the purpose of this walk; there was a palpable sense of peace and joy as this group celebrated...
  • Fr Alejandro answers God’s call: ‘I want all of you’

    Drawn to God’s design for his life, Fr Alejandro Lopez OFM Conv left his job as a graphic designer to join the Conventual Franciscans. Born in Havana, Cuba, Fr Alejandro split his early years between St Louis, Missouri, and Sarasota, Florida. He studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts at...
  • 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...
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