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Bishop Vincent encourages youth leaders to be witnesses of Christ

On World Youth Day, the day the international Church celebrates young people, Student leaders and parish youth ministry teams across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains received a special blessing and encouragement. (Read More)

Batsirai looking forward to serving God in a new way

Ahead of his ordination to the diaconate, Batsirai Maringehosi spoke to Catholic Outlook about his vocational story and how he hopes to live out his new ministry. (Read More)

Remembering the men who laboured in the Lord’s vineyard

The Diocese of Parramatta celebrated its first official Mass for our deceased clergy on Friday 25 November 2022 at St Bernadette’s Parish, Castle Hill. (Read More)

‘Dear brothers and sisters’ – Bishop Vincent’s homily from 25 November 2022

Bishop Vincent's Homily for the inaugural Diocesan Mass for Deceased Clergy at St Bernadette's Parish, Castle Hill 'Know that the kingdom of God is near' 25 November 2022 (Read More)

Tim’s place to call home

As Christmas draws closer, Catholic Care is seeking support to help many in our own community who, like Timoty, are in need of a place to call home. (Read More)

David describes call to diaconate vocation a ‘privilege’

Ahead of his ordination to the permanent diaconate, David Dowling spoke to Catholic Outlook about his vocational story and how he hopes to live out his new ministry. (Read More)

News & Events Weekly Update

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

Christ the King celebrates 50 years with a nod to its 70s roots

To the sounds of The Seekers and other hits from the 1970s, the parishioners of Christ the King Parish, North Rocks, gathered together in a much-anticipated golden jubilee celebration. (Read More)

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The Northern Territory Government will not commit to legislating for voluntary euthanasia before the 2024 election. Source: NT News. The post Northern Territory Government won’t rush to introduce euthanasia laws appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

St Mary’s Cathedral in Hobart has been officially reopened after extensive restoration work over the past five months. Source: Hobart Archdiocese. The post Special Mass marks reopening of Hobart’s St Mary’s Cathedral appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Pope Francis has asked Catholics around the world to join him in entrusting to Mary “the universal desire for peace, especially for the martyred Ukraine, which is suffering so much”. Source: CNS. The post Nothing is impossible for God, not even peace in Ukraine: Pope appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Solving the threat of rising sea levels and deep-sea mining in Oceania will require methods that bring science and the human experience together, guests heard at a world-first online conference held last week. Source: ACU. The post Oceania facing two major threats, online conference told appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

A collaboration between Catholic education in the Parramatta and Bathurst dioceses and the not-for-profit Teach For Australia will see eight career-changers become teachers in Western Sydney schools next year. Source: ABC News. The post Career-changers to help fill NSW teacher shortage appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Hundreds of nursing homes will receive just one or two stars in a new five-star aged care rating system after falling short of acceptable standards on measures such as staffing levels and food quality. Source: The Australian. The post Hundreds of aged care homes to be shamed in new rating system appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Australia’s ambassador to Ukraine, Bruce Edwards, has visited Caritas Australia’s partner in Moldova to meet families that have welcomed Ukrainian refugees. The post Australia’s ambassador to Ukraine visits Caritas’ partner in Moldova appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

A leading Jesuit adviser on preventing clergy sexual abuse has urged Church authorities to shed more light on the case of a famous Jesuit artist who wasn’t sanctioned by the Holy See after he was accused of spiritually abusing women during confession. Source: NCR Online. The post Abuse expert wants transparency from Vatican in Jesuit case appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

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