Diocese of Parramatta

  • 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...
  • Youth walk the pro-life talk for 1500km

    Fifteen fresh-faced young adults have walked 1500 kilometres from Brisbane to Melbourne to raise awareness of the pro-life cause. Since 2012, Crossroad Australia has walked from Brisbane to Melbourne, praying and talking about pro-life issues. As part of their journey, they visited several parishes in the Diocese of Parramatta....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Tongan Cardinal’s Australian Interview

    His Eminence, Soane Patita Paini Cardinal Mafi, gave Catholic Outlook journalist Jordan Grantham the privilege of an exclusive wide-ranging interview.  175 years after Marist missionaries shared the Catholic faith in Tonga, missionary zeal still burns brightly in the island nation’s first Cardinal, Soane Patita Mafi, Bishop of Tonga and Niue. Cardinal Mafi...
  • Western Sydney sister to lead Catholic Institute of Sydney

    Sr Isabell Naumann ISSM has been named the first woman to lead an ecclesiastical faculty in Australia – the Catholic Institute of Sydney. “I feel very honoured to have been entrusted by Archbishop Anthony Fisher with this new task,” Sr Isabell told Catholic Outlook. Professor Tracey Rowland, an Australian...
  • Growing in Holiness Series: Holy hour essential for James

    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...
  • Fr Robert gathers wisdom in UK for young Australian Church

    Rev Robert Riedling often wanders medieval monastic ruins in the idyllic Yorkshire countryside. But Fr Robert is no English Country Parson; he is a priest of the Diocese of Parramatta, studying theology at Durham University’s eminent theological faculty. Fr Robert is partway through a MA/PhD program and soon to...
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