Permanent Diaconate

  • Delivering the Diaconate, the Church’s diakonia in action

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, has spoken in depth about the importance and history of the diakonate....
  • National Vocations Awareness Week 2019

    National Vocations Awareness Week 2019...
  • Rudy heard God’s call through wife

    Rodrigo Rupac of St Andrew the Apostle Parish, Marayong has been accepted as a candidate for Holy Orders, in the Permanent Diaconate. He and wife Agnes are thrilled about him becoming a Permanent Deacon. Rodrigo, or Rudy, has a strong devotion to the Eucharist and the Blessed Virgin Mary....
  • A life blessed by God’s presence

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook, March 2017 Deacon Owen Rogers is deacon assisting at Corpus Christi Parish, Cranebrook, and has served as a deacon for seven years after a career in the Royal Australian Navy. The centre of Deacon Owen’s faith is serving God in the Mass and sacramental...
  • News & Events Weekly update

    Discernment Afternoon for the Permanent Diaconate Single men and married couples aged 35-55 who are interested in the ordained ministry of the permanent deacon are invited to a discernment afternoon on Sunday 2 April 2017 to meet the permanent diaconate vocations team. The discernment program consists of five sessions...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    We’re hiring! 3 positions in the Diocese of Parramatta The Diocese of Parramatta is seeking applications for three positions: Facilities Management Coordinator and Property Officer located in Parramatta; Parish Secretary at St Finbar’s Parish located at Glenbrook. For further details, click here. Applications for these positions close on Monday...
  • Permanent Diaconate Discernment Program for 2017 Commences

    The Second Vatican Council reinvigorated the ancient order of deacons, reinstituting the permanent diaconate. By calling and ordaining deacons the Church is saying something fundamental: that service is at the heart of the human and divine mystery. Deacons are a permanent feature of the Church and the Church is not...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Catenians’ 17th Anniversary Dinner: 23 March 2017 You are invited to meet Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv at the Catenians’ 17th Anniversary Dinner Meeting. Commencing 6.30pm for 7pm at Lachlans Restaurant Old Government House, Parramatta Park. Cost $50 per person, $65 per couple. RSVP by 10 March to Michael Tan tel 0419 279 743, mghtan@tpg.com.au ‘Of Celtic Saints, English Martyrs and Aussie Links’3 March Pilgrimage Information...
  • Jerome’s Joyful Journey on Path to Ordination

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook, February 2017 Jerome Emmanuel was admitted to Candidacy for Holy Orders at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Kellyville, on 11 December 2016. Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv celebrated Mass to approve his upcoming ordination to the diaconate. Jerome Emmanuel first thought about a...
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