St John Paul II

  • Fr Alatini’s lifelong mission for Christ

    Fr Alatini Kolofo’ou SM is the main Chaplain of the Tongan Catholic Community in greater Sydney, based at St Joseph’s Parish, Belmore. He had a typically Tongan childhood and discovered his vocation travelling through the island nation. From the age of five, a young Alatini travelled to school by...
  • St John Paul II: ‘work is for man, not man for work’

    By Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Catholic Outlook, December 2016 Thirty years ago, on 26 November 1986, St John Paul II visited the Diocese of Parramatta to address a large crowd of workers gathered at the Transfield factory in Powers Road, Seven Hills. This large engineering factory hosted 12,000...
  • Young talent rocks St Patrick’s Cathedral

    By James Camden, Catholic Outlook, November 2016 The skies cleared, the clouds lifted, and the energy soared as 450 young people from across the Diocese of Parramatta descended on the forecourt of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta on 22 October 2016  to celebrate the Feast Day of St John...
  • Campion College Australia celebrates 10th anniversary

    By Dr Paul Morrissey, President of Campion College This year marks the 10th anniversary of Campion College, Australia’s first and only Catholic Liberal Arts College offering higher education degrees. Upon reflection, there is much to give thanks for. First, and most important, is the achievement of our students. In...
  • Young people rally to share their faith

    The forecourt of St Patrick’s Cathedral attracted more than 300 young people from across the Diocese of Parramatta for the first Diocesan Youth Rally, held on the Feast of St John Paul II. The rally on 24 October 2015 was coordinated by Catholic Youth Parramatta (CYP), the Diocese Youth...
  • St John Paul II Monument Unveiled in Parramatta

    Hundreds of people gathered in the forecourt of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta on Saturday 5 September, 2015 for the unveiling of a new monument dedicated to St John Paul II. The monument, created by renowned Sydney artist, Linda Klarfeld, was commissioned by the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta as...