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Diocesan Administrator

  • Letter from the Diocesan Administrator

    Dear brothers and sisters, The recent publication of the Apostolic Exhortation arising from the Synod on the Family by Pope Francis has received considerable media attention by both Church and secular media. With that coverage of course has come a vast range of possible interpretations of the document and...
  • Spotlight – The Movie

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The movie Spotlight currently screening in Australian cinemas is an important documentary drama on the evil of child abuse. The movie highlights the abuse of children committed by some priests and the cover up of these crimes by the Archdiocese of Boston. Whilst...
  • HOMILY – MIDNIGHT MASS, CHRISTMAS 2015

    Homily for Midnight Mass, Christmas 2015 St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta 25 December 2015 By Very Rev Peter G Williams Diocesan Administrator – Diocese of Parramatta In 1987 an amateur song writer by the name of Julie Gold, who was working as a secretary for Home Box Office composed a song...
  • FR PETER’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

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  • A Christmas Message

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, Recently, I was made aware of an advertisement in Great Britain that normally ‘kick starts’ the commercial onslaught that seems to come earlier and earlier every year. The company involved, John Lewis, produced this video clip on YouTube entitled #ManOnTheMoon with a concluding caption “show...
  • Happy Anniversary to Very Rev Peter G Williams

    One year ago, today, Very Rev Peter G Williams was elected by the College of Consultors as the Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta on Thursday 13 November 2014. Happy one year anniversary to Fr Peter Williams. We thank you greatly for shepherding us in our faith journey, and...
  • Death is part of the journey that leads us to eternity with God

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, When I was about 12 years old I remember my mother telling me that there were certain topics that I should never bring up in conversation with people I didn’t know very well. Those topics were religion, politics and sex! In the late 1950s and...
  • Welcoming the stranger

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, The most enduring image that dominated our consciousness over this past month was that of Aylan Kurdi, a 3-year-old who drowned as his family tried to flee from Kobani to Europe. It has been a wake up call to many governments around the world about the disastrous situation in the Middle East...