World Youth Day

  • International Catholic megastar confirmed for Australian Catholic Youth Festival

    Matt Maher to attend Australian Catholic Youth Festival. Matt is arguably the biggest Catholic name in global contemporary Christian music and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is delighted to announce he will be coming to Sydney for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival from 7-9 December 2017. The internationally acclaimed Canadian...
  • Who is Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI?

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook   Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, known as Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, was born in the German town of Marktl, Bavaria, on April 16, 1927. April 16, 2017 was his 90th birthday. He was born on Easter morning and baptised that day with the newly blessed...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Friday 31 March 2017 Presides at a Penitential Service for the Elect at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, at 7.30pm. Saturday 1 April 2017 Celebrates Pontifical Vigil Mass for the Fifth Sunday of Lent at St Bernadette’s Parish, Lalor Park, at 6.00pm. Sunday 2 April 2017 Celebrates Pontifical Mass for...
  • Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies

    Palm Sunday on 9 April 2017 Everyone is invited to join youth and young adults of the Diocese of Parramatta for the Palm Sunday Procession, World Youth Day Mass & Event at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta on Sunday 9 April. The procession down Church Street with Bishop Vincent...
  • David Parker is the Manager of Community at the Ephpheta Centre.

    Ephpheta Centre for deaf transformed David’s life

    The best thing about the Ephpheta Centre for deaf and hard of hearing Catholics is that it transforms lives. “Spiritual warmth and community connections have made me feel alive,” David Parker wrote. David is the Manager of Community at the Ephpheta Centre and was born profoundly deaf. David was...
  • One Year to Go to Australia’s biggest Catholic Youth Festival

    One year from today, Friday 9 December 2016, thousands of young people will gather for the final Mass of the Australian Catholic Youth Festival to be held in Sydney from 7 to 9 December 2017. The three-day festival is a youthful and energetic celebration hosted by the Australian Catholic...
  • Invitation to the Year of Youth 2018

    The Year of Youth celebrates 10 years since World Youth Day was hosted in Sydney during 2008. It will focus on the theme, ‘Open New Horizons for Spreading Joy: Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment’. The emphasis is on local discussion and dialogue in parishes, schools, youth groups and dioceses....
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Wednesday 2 November 2016 7.30pm: Celebrates Solemn Holy Mass for All Souls’ Day in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Thursday 3 November 2016 Attends a meeting of the Bishops of the Province of New South Wales. Friday 4 November 2016 7.30pm: Celebrates Holy Mass with RCIA and Sacramental Teams from...
  • WYD 2016 in-Sync – an @home event link to our pilgrims in Krakow

    By Fr Paul Roberts EV, Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation On 31 July, exactly as our pilgrims to World Youth Day began the final Mass with Pope Francis in Krakow, 1000 people gathered with Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Greystanes, to unite in Word and sacrament across the world....
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