Diocese of Parramatta

  • Growing in Holiness Series: Thérèse contemplates like Our Lady

    The Growing in Holiness article series shares the stories of Catholics in the Diocese of Parramatta who are striving to grow in holiness through the means provided by the heritage of the Catholic Church. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states in paragraph 2013: “All Christians in any state or...
  • Fr Chris captures the spark where science meets theology

      Fr Chris de Souza is a potent combination of intellect and spirituality, working in the Diocese as Vicar General, Episcopal Vicar for Education and Formation, Vice-Rector of the Seminary of the Holy Spirit and Parish Priest of St Oliver Plunkett’s Parish, Harris Park. A deep sense of faith...
  • Finally, Kenthurst gets a church!

      Thirty years of prayer and work have paid off: a new church for St Madeleine Sophie Barat Parish, Kenthurst is finally going to be built with construction beginning this month. Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, celebrated Mass at St Madeleine Sophie Barat Parish on Sunday...
  • Happy 25th Birthday to the Don Bosco Youth and Recreation Centre

    Each year over 70,000 jubilant children play on the extensive sporting facilities at the Don Bosco Youth and Recreation Centre, St Marys. The popular birthday venue celebrated its own 25th anniversary on the last weekend of June....
  • Fr Tovia bears “the sign that Jesus died for Samoa”

    Behind the serene and jolly countenance of Fr Tovia Lui is the backstory of his worldwide odyssey from Samoa, to Rome, and Australia via the USA....
  • Growing in Holiness Series: Saintly companions guide Jean’s path

    The Growing in Holiness article series shares the stories of Catholics in the Diocese of Parramatta who are striving to grow in holiness through the means provided by the heritage of the Catholic Church. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states in paragraph 2013: “All Christians in any state...
  • Blacktown boy joins Holy Spirit Seminary

    Andrew Spiteri is one of two new seminarians at Holy Spirit Seminary, Harris Park in 2018. The Blacktown boy from a Maltese-Australian family is very grateful for the chance to continue discernment of a priestly vocation. “I have slowly been adapting to the seminary environment and routine during the past few weeks....
  • Fr Luis on mission in Australia

    Fr Luis Herrera is the Colombian priest assigned to the Spanish-speaking community in the Diocese of Parramatta. Based at Mary, Queen of the Family Parish, Blacktown, Fr Luis is from Colombia, a country renowned for its natural beauty, stunning architecture and Catholic heritage. He is on loan from the...
  • Fr Rob forms LIFTED Leaders for Year of Youth

    Over 160 school leaders from Catholic systemic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta attended LIFTED Leaders featuring Fr Rob Galea at Rooty Hill RSL during the day of Thursday 22 February. “Anyone here afraid of public speaking?” Fr Rob asked from the stage. “I’m absolutely terrified,” he said. He...