St Mary of the Cross MacKillop

  • Family: An Oasis of Mercy

    From the Life, Marriage & Family Office The Shrine of the Holy Innocents at Kellyville provided a wonderful space for the families who attended the Family Sunday gathering on 23 October 2016 to explore the theme of ‘Family: An Oasis of Mercy’. With the aid of a Pilgrim Family...
  • Latest Appointments in the Diocese of Parramatta

    Rev Monsignor John Boyle Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop of Sydney, has appointed Mons John Boyle as Rector of Domus Australia, Rome. Mons Boyle will leave his position as Parish Priest of St Bernadette’s Parish, Castle Hill, effective 17 April 2017. Rev Fr Robert Anderson Administrator, St Bernadette’s...
  • The Way of Mercy – endings and beginnings

    By Richard McMahon, Catholic Outlook, December 2016 Isn’t it wonderful how often after Jesus offers healing; he invites people to continue on their journey. “Pick up your mat and walk” or “Go, and sin no more.” The encounter with the God of Mercy is not an end in itself,...
  • Artes Christi’s Carols Tour to spread Christmas Joy

    By Jordan Grantham Artes Christi’s Choir has spread Christmas joy for the past four years, travelling to parishes from Brisbane to Sydney. Kieran Walton, a Diocese of Parramatta Medal of Honour recipient, is a key organiser of this year’s tour. Twelve churches and seven cities will benefit from classic...
  • Way of Mercy Pilgrimage to conclude at St Patrick’s Cathedral

    During the Year of Mercy, which will end on 20 November 2016, Pope Francis called for a more merciful and inclusive Church in “which we are all called to give consolation to each man and each woman of our time”. In response, the relics of our diocesan patron, St...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Bringing Laudato Si’ to Life – From Vision to Action: 10 November With Fr Sean McDonagh SSC, Irish eco-theologian and Columban missionary, who will contribute to bringing the vision of Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Laudato Si’ to life and action in churches and the wider community, in dialogue with...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Thanksgiving Mass for RCIA & Sacraments of Initiation teams: 4 November Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv will celebrate the annual Thanksgiving Mass for RCIA and Sacraments of Initiation teams and facilitators. Mass at 7.30pm in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. RSVP 2 November: Office for Worship tel (02) 8838 3457...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Couple Evening: 28 October Everyone is warmly invited to attend the Life, Marriage & Family Office Marriage Enrichment evening entitled ‘Communication 101’. This DVD presentation features Dr Gary Chapman, the well-known author of the Five Love Languages. This event is free and a light supper will be served.  Starts...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Holy Hour for Vocations: 20 October Everyone is welcome to join the Holy Hour for Vocations from 7pm-8pm for adoration, prayer, music and quiet time in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in St Patrick’s Cathedral, 1 Marist Place, Parramatta. Annual CCD Mass: 21 October Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv together...
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