Diocese of Parramatta

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‘Dear friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 2 November 2017

Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv. Image: Diocese of Parramatta. Homily for the Solemn Mass for the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Soul’s Day) at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. 2nd November 2017 Dear friends, Today, we remember those who have passed from this life with faith, hope and trust in the promise… Read More ›

Men, Women & the Mystery of love

Report written by Karin Abrams, Coordinator Marriage Education Support and Enrichment  in the Life, Marriage & Family Office, Diocese of Parramatta MEN, WOMEN AND THE MYSTERY OF LOVE Guest Speaker: Dr Edward Sri The 2017 Faith in Marriage Seminar 8th September 2017 Dr Edward Sri, a theologian, author and well known Catholic speaker from the Augustine… Read More ›

Weekly Prayer Intention for the Month of October

Nationwide Month of Prayer & Fasting for Marriage & Families Visit http://www.acmfc.org.au  for more information.  Week 1 Month of Prayer and Fasting for Marriage and Family: This week we pray for the flourishing of marriages and families in Australia. Please make this your intention during Mass, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, parish rosaries and prayer… Read More ›

National Month of Prayer & Fasting for Families-October 2017

The Australian Catholic Marriage and Family Council (ACMFC), a Council of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, produced great resources: posters, prayers, bulletin notices, information and social media graphics that will provide parishes, schools and community groups with many opportunities to raise awareness for the Nationwide Month of Prayer and Fasting for Marriage and Families in October.. The resources… Read More ›

It’s OK to VOTE ‘NO’

#itsOKtoVoteNo

POSTAL PLEBISCITE-A CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR SAY

Vote No, to keep marriage as a unique relationship between a woman and a man! For Resources from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference go to https://www.catholic.org.au/plebiscite If you believe that the traditional definition of marriage has served society, families and children well, and should continue to be protected under the law, but maybe feel as… Read More ›

Postal plebiscite on “same-sex marriage” announced

The Australian Government has announced there will be a postal plebiscite on whether the definition of marriage in the Marriage Act 1961 should be changed to include “same-sex marriage”. Ballot papers will be sent out to households on Tuesday, 12 September and all votes must be received back by Tuesday, 7 November. (ABS strongly encourages… Read More ›

URGENT: Please sign the petition!

Parishes across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains will this week be receiving information packs around a proposed bill – Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 – that is expected to be introduced into the New South Wales Parliament sometime during the second half of 2017. These packs include posters, information material and a petition to… Read More ›

Men, Women & the Mystery of Love

2017 FAITH IN MARRIAGE SEMINAR Men, Women & the Mystery of Love Guest Speaker: Dr Edward Sri, American Theologian, author of many books and Catholic speaker When: Friday 8th September, 7.30pm sharp  Address: St Patrick’s Cathedral Hall Parramatta Suggested donation: $10 per person To register, please contact the Life, Marriage & Family Office on (02)… Read More ›

POSTPONED: Launch of Preparation for World Meeting of Families 2018

**IMPORTANT UPDATE** Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Launch of Preparation for the World Meeting of Families event at Mt. Schoenstatt set for this coming Sunday, 27th August has been POSTPONED  to a later date. The date is yet to be advised. Every effort has been made to contact those who have registered. Enquiries to Life,… Read More ›