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Convocation of Diocesan Synod aligns with Pentecost Sunday message

Joined by representatives from parishes and schools throughout the Diocese, Bishop Vincent drew on the imagery of Pentecost to explain the goals of the Diocesan Synod: the renewal of the Church in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.  (Read More)

Bishop Vincent’s Homily: Ploughing the fields and sowing the seeds of a synodal Church

Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv's Homily for the Solemnity of Pentecost Year A 2023, and the Convocation Mass for the Diocesan Synod at St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta 'Ploughing the fields and sowing the seeds of a synodal Church' 28 May 2023 (Read More)

Eucharistic love abundant for all

We congratulate all those Readers, Extraordinary Ministers of Communion and Ministers of the Altar who had recently completed the Diocesan Liturgical Ministry Courses who were commissioned by Bishop Vincent during Mass in mid-May. (Read More)

Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week: Embracing Understanding

We asked some members of our Diocesan agencies for their reflections on Reconciliation and what our communities can do to show our support and be part of the Reconciliation process. (Read More)

Femininity and faith flourish At the Well

In the month of Mary, a group of 30 women from all different walks of life came together in faith and fellowship at Catholic Youth Parramatta’s ‘At The Well’ gathering on Friday 12 May. (Read More)

News & Events Weekly Update

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

Parishioners share hopes and dreams at Synod consultations

Deanery consultations for the Diocesan Synod have commenced, with over 200 parishioners discussing their experiences and thoughts around the Church in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. There’s still time to participate with three more Deanery consultations scheduled to take place in June. (Read More)

Diocese’s Vicar for Communications features on “Plenary Matters” podcast

Br Mark O’Connor FMS, Vicar for Communications in the Diocese of Parramatta, has been interviewed by renowned journalist Geraldine Doogue for her series on the Plenary Council of Australia, “Plenary Matters”. (Read More)

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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has intervened in the increasingly bitter dispute over the ACT Government’s forced acquisition of Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, insisting it is not driven by religion. Source: Canberra Times. The post Albanese supports ACT Government on Calvary acquisition appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Catholic communities are being invited to consider how the outcomes of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia can be integrated into local contexts with the help of a new study guide. Source: ACBC Media Blog. The post New guide supports local reflection on Plenary Council outcomes appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Australian Catholic Anti-Slavery Network chair John McCarthy has welcomed the 30 recommendations contained in the Modern Slavery Act review report.  The post ACAN backs recommendations in review of Modern Slavery Act  appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

On the Solemnity of Pentecost, Pope Francis urged Catholics to invoke the Holy Spirit daily to bring harmony to a divided world, a polarised Church and to broken hearts. Source: CNA. The post Holy Spirit can bring harmony to a polarised Church: Pope appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Australians are being asked whether they would prefer to pay more tax or pay more for their own care in a Labor plan to make services for the elderly, people with disability and veterans more financially viable. Source: The Australian. The post Labor launches ‘national conversation’ about cost of health services appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

More than 70 Catholics from ministries across Townsville joined Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and religious leaders in a day of listening, connection and reconciliation. Source: Mercy Partners. The post Raising their voices at Indigenous Encounter day appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Australian rental affordability has dropped to its worst levels in nearly a decade, with the average household spending a third of its income on rent, as the impacts of the pandemic continue to be felt on the market. Source: The Guardian. The post Australia’s rental affordability drops to worst levels in nearly a decade appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Hong Kong Bishop Stephen Chow prayed for mutual trust between the Chinese Government and the Vatican as he offered a Mass on the Global Day of Prayer for China. Source: UCA News. The post Hong Kong bishop prays for ‘mutual trust’ between Beijing and Vatican appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

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