WYD

  • PUBLIC NOTICE: World Youth Day Raffle Draw

    The World Youth Day Raffle will be drawn publicly this Saturday 27th October 2018 at 8:30pm by Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv in the St Patrick’s Cathedral, 1 Marist Place Parramatta, Precinct during LIFTED Live in the Forecourt. Winners will be published on the Catholic Outlook website before 1/11/2018....
  • WYD 2016 IN-SYNC Photos

    Did you think WYD 2016 was just for those going on pilgrimage to Krakow? No way! It was for those back home as well! Young people, students, pilgrim parents and all those interested in WYD were invited to attend WYD 2016 IN-SYNC on 31 July 2016! The event was held...
  • 2016 World Youth Day Raffle

    The 2016 World Youth Day Car Raffle sold more than 200,000 tickets for pilgrims across the Diocese of Parramatta. Today the Chancery Office invited the six winners to a celebratory morning tea where they officially received their prizes. Diocesan Administrator, Very Rev Peter G Williams, thanked the prize winners...
  • MEDIA RELEASE

    Media Release – 04032016 – PALM LEAVES AND INCENSE TO BRING PARRAMATTA CBD TO HALT The Parramatta CBD will come to a standstill as 1,000 Catholics from Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains conduct their annual Palm Sunday procession. The pilgrims will wave palm leaves, burn incense and feature...
  • Chris Lee’s Conviction to Curb Street Violence

    A violent altercation in the early hours of Easter Sunday in 2012 left Chris Lee blind in his left eye. The then 18-year-old was on a night out in Kings Cross, farewelling his roommate who was leaving to join the army (a path Chris had hoped to follow). The...
  • 350 Western Sydney Pilgrims to see Pope Francis

    Registrations have just opened, but there are already 350 young adults from Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains counting down to their International World Youth Day (WYD) pilgrimage. In 200 days, they will join 3,500 peers from Australia and in excess of one million pilgrims from around the world...
  • 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...
  • Today we celebrate the Feast Day of St John Paul II

    Who is Saint John Paul II? Why is he so significant to the Diocese of Parramatta? Well, did you know that JPII founded the Diocese of Parramatta and is the Father of WYD? Not only that but Saint John Paul II is recognised as helping to end Communist rule...
  • Blessing of the St John Paul II Monument

    This recent event was a great team effort by so many youth and young adults across the Diocese. Incredible music before the blessing ceremony was provided by Blacktown Parish Youth Minister and Diocese Youth Council member, Alison Ryan. Thanks to the many others who helped with welcoming the hundreds...