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News & Events Weekly Update News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond (Read More)

Fr Regie appointed as Father Moderator to the Mission Society of the Philippines 

On Tuesday 26 January, Fr Reginaldo (Regie) Lavilla MSP was appointed as Father Moderator to the Mission Society of the Philippines. As he settles into his new appointment in the Philippines, he spoke to the Catholic Outlook about this appointment and bids farewell to his beloved community at the Mary, Queen of the Family Parish in Blacktown.  (Read More)

Welcome Deacon Menard Gaspi

It was standing room only at St John XXIII Parish, Glenwood-Stanhope Gardens, for Menard Gaspard’s ordination to the diaconate in front of his home parish. (Read More)

The go-between God

Let us remind ourselves that nothing is more important than experiencing the grace and beauty of the Holy Spirit of the Risen Christ, who breathes on us every day afresh, writes Br Mark O'Connor FMS. (Read More)

Bishop Vincent’s Homily: ‘The Holy Spirit moves us as we nurture a new way of being Church’, Pentecost 2024

At Pentecost, the motley crew was transformed, and the Church was born. The Holy Spirit emboldened and launched them forward as a leavening force in the world. (Read More)

Come Holy Spirit

As we celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost, take the time out to reflect on the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. (Read More)

Fr Frank Brennan’s Homily: Pentecost Sunday 2024

Fifty days on from Easter, we celebrate Pentecost Sunday. We give thanks for God’s spirit in our hearts.  We are delighted that the gifts of the Spirit are available to all. Paul tells the Galatians that ‘the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control’. We could all do with a good serving of that fruit. (Read More)

News & Events Weekly Update

News & Events Weekly Update News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond (Read More)

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A new report has shed light on the changing nature of the Catholic Church in Australia, with more of the faithful shifting online and worshipping in non-English languages. Source: ACBC Media Blog. (Read More)

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will tell Australian voters hit hard by the rising cost of living that he feels their pain and has not forgotten what it is like to “struggle and strive”. Source: Sydney Morning Herald. (Read More)

Caritas Australia’s partners have reported a successful delivery of supplies to support 2,500 families in northern Gaza, after aid access to the war-torn region had dwindled to its lowest level since October. (Read More)

Pope Francis has recognised a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Carlo Acutis, paving the way for him to become the first millennial saint. Source: CNA. (Read More)

The University of Notre Dame Australia is launching a cutting-edge computer science program that gives students the opportunity to become experts in artificial intelligence, cyber security and data science. (Read More)

It is my hope that World Children’s Day will enrich parish children’s ministries in the same way that World Youth Day enriches youth ministries, writes Kate Moriarty. Source: Melbourne Catholic. (Read More)

The Holy See has reiterated its urgent call for the effective protection of those who face greater risks during conflict, including aid and health care workers, religious, journalists, displaced persons, women, children, and persons with disabilities. Source: Vatican News. (Read More)

After British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called a snap general election, Catholics have been urged to campaign on issues around “caring for the poorest and most marginalised people both here and overseas”. Source: The Tablet. (Read More)

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