Diocese of Parramatta

  • Fr Fernando prepares WYD experience in his hometown

      Pilgrims to World Youth Day 2019 in Panama should prepare to say “Viva Cristo Rey y Santa Maria Guadalupe!” as part of the joyful and colourful culture of Hispanic Catholicism. Fr Fernando Montano, parish priest of St Bernadette’s Parish, Castle Hill also hopes to say “Bienvenidos a Mexico!”...
  • Jay-Ann Gutierrez: a Passion for Youth Ministry

      Jay-Ann Gutierrez is a dynamic youth minister, leading St Aidan’s Eucharistic Youth Ministry with grace and love. “Youth ministry is probably one of the bigger stories of my life,” Jay-Anne told Catholic Outlook. “It’s not just a side thing, or extracurricular activity, it’s something that’s very much involved...
  • Growing in Holiness Series: Patrick’s Liberating Confession

    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...
  • 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...