parramatta

  • Growing in Holiness Series: Ron visits the Blessed Sacrament

    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...
  • Ramsay Centre CEO lauds Campion graduates

    The CEO of the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation addressed Campion College’s new liberal arts graduates at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta on Wednesday 13 December 2017. The two institutions have complementary missions in promoting the value of Western civilisation through the study of the liberal arts, which includes the...
  • WYD Krakow put the ‘wow’ in Melissa’s mission

    WYD Pilgrim turned Youth Group Leader Melissa Fardella is a dynamic primary school teacher working for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta. Her experience as a pilgrim at World Youth Day 2016 Krakow helped bring her back to the faith and even become a leader of the youth groups at...
  • Fr Bob celebrates 30 years of priesthood

    Fr Robert Bossini, the much loved Dean and Parish Priest of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, celebrated a major milestone on 11 July 2017 – 30 years since his priestly ordination. “If I could do it again, I would,” he told Catholic Outlook with a smile. Fr Bob, as he...
  • Church supports people experiencing domestic violence in Western Sydney

    Western Sydney has been identified as a domestic violence ‘hot spot’ by the Federal Government and Catholic organisations are working hard to provide families with support and access to relevant services. The Catholic Women’s League Australia held their 2015 bi-annual National Conference in Parramatta and devoted a significant amount of...
  • London Terror Attack Felt in Parramatta

    Today’s terror attack in London has been felt much closer to home in the Diocese of Parramatta. Amy Donohue, who works in Policy and Planning for the Diocese of Parramatta, was woken this morning by dozens of phone messages from friends and family back home in the United Kingdom....
  • Historical Series: Fr James Dixon, Parramatta Pioneer

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook   Fr James Dixon was a prisoner priest in the early Colony of New South Wales and said the first Mass sanctioned by the government. The proclamation was read at Government House, Parramatta, and the first Mass was celebrated in Sydney on 15 May...
  • Catholic Ball Season Thrives at Campion College

    Smoke choked the evening sky from back burning across Old Toongabbie but soot did not stop hundreds of ‘Cinderellas’ and ‘Prince Charmings’ from attending one of Greater Sydney’s premier balls for young adult Catholics – the Annual Campion College Ball on Saturday 15 October. Photos: Diocese of Parramatta Flickr...
  • X FACTOR STAR PRIEST COMING TO PARRAMATTA

    A former contestant on The X Factor will be bringing his heavenly music to Parramatta for one night only. Father Rob Galea, a Catholic priest, and 2015 contestant on the hit television show The X Factor will perform live to adoring and faithful fans. His concert will commence 7.30pm...