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  • PALM SUNDAY IN PARRAMATTA

    Don’t forget this Sunday is Palm Sunday in Catholic parishes across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. As part of Holy Week ceremonies, the Parramatta CBD will come to a standstill as 1,000 Catholics from Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains conduct their annual Palm Sunday procession. The pilgrims...
  • MEDIA RELEASE

    Media Release – 04032016 – PALM LEAVES AND INCENSE TO BRING PARRAMATTA CBD TO HALT The Parramatta CBD will come to a standstill as 1,000 Catholics from Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains conduct their annual Palm Sunday procession. The pilgrims will wave palm leaves, burn incense and feature...
  • MEDIA RELEASE

    Media Release – 02032016 – 1500 Western Sydney Pilgrims Set For Overnight Walk About 1,500 youth from Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains are set for an overnight 21 kilometre walk from Blacktown to Parramatta on Good Friday. The walkers will set off from St Patrick’s Church Blacktown at...
  • 350 Western Sydney Pilgrims to see Pope Francis

    Registrations have just opened, but there are already 350 young adults from Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains counting down to their International World Youth Day (WYD) pilgrimage. In 200 days, they will join 3,500 peers from Australia and in excess of one million pilgrims from around the world...
  • Invest in Young Catholics attending World Youth Day

    Our World Youth Day Group Leaders and Chaplains have been announced for our Diocese of Parramatta pilgrimages this year. We have gathered an incredible team of people to journey with us on pilgrimage to Kraków, Poland. It is now only three months till registration will close and more than...
  • Young people rally to share their faith

    The forecourt of St Patrick’s Cathedral attracted more than 300 young people from across the Diocese of Parramatta for the first Diocesan Youth Rally, held on the Feast of St John Paul II. The rally on 24 October 2015 was coordinated by Catholic Youth Parramatta (CYP), the Diocese Youth...
  • Blessing of the St John Paul II Monument

    This recent event was a great team effort by so many youth and young adults across the Diocese. Incredible music before the blessing ceremony was provided by Blacktown Parish Youth Minister and Diocese Youth Council member, Alison Ryan. Thanks to the many others who helped with welcoming the hundreds...
  • Parra-Matters! Answering the Tough Questions

    The youth leaders of Emu Plains Parish provided wonderful hospitality, music, and background information on their local ministry. The core part of the evening was an opportunity for everyone to learn a framework for deconstructing loaded statements that are often packed with multiple smaller questions. David Bradshaw was brilliant...
  • Parramatta Diocese Youth Rally

    We’re bringing back our first large scale youth event to the Diocese of Parramatta for all young people aged 16-35. 22 October marks the Feast Day of Saint John Paul II, Founder of our Diocese and Father of World Youth Days. A huge outdoor concert and festival will take...