Year of Mercy

  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Year of Mercy: A gift to Parishes and Schools

    By Very Rev Paul Roberts EV, Catholic Outlook, December 2016 As Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv walked out through St Patrick’s Cathedral’s Jubilee of Mercy Holy Door for the final time on 13 November 2016, representatives of parish and school communities in the Diocese of Parramatta walked ahead of...
  • New Mercy-ing App to Continue Daily Inspiration and Reflection

    A new Mercy-ing App has been developed to enable people to continue with daily inspiration and reflection to support the movement of contemplation and action in the everyday. The original app, prepared for the Year of Mercy, is now an integral part of the lives of thousands of people...
  • Bringing Laudato Si’ to Life: from Vision to Action

    By Sr Louise McKeogh FMA, Catholic Outlook, December 2016 Two gatherings at Australian Catholic University’s campuses at Strathfield on 10 November 2016 and North Sydney on 11 November 2016 were an opportunity to listen to and dialogue with Columban priest and eco-theologian Fr Sean McDonagh SSC. He spoke of caring for creation and bringing Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ (On Care for Our Common Home) to life within the...
  • 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...
  • The Bishop’s homily

    Homily given by Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta Holy Mass of Mary, Queen and Mother of Mercy, Year C, with the Mercy Cross and Relics at Mt Schoenstatt, Mulgoa, Saturday 5 November 2016. Dear friends in Christ, St Peter said to Jesus in a state...
  • 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...
  • ‘Reaching Out, a Message for Prisoners’ during the Year of Mercy

    Prison chaplains across Australia are delivering a special ‘Message for Prisoners’ from the Catholic Church about love and hope from the Australian Catholic Prisoners Pastoral Care Council. This message marks the Jubilee for Prisoners chosen by Pope Francis to be celebrated on 6 November 2016 during the Year of...
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