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Catholic Youth Parramatta

  • 260 pilgrims ready for Perth Catholic Youth Festival

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, has blessed and commissioned 262 pilgrims from across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains ahead of the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF)....
  • Fr Rob forms LIFTED Leaders for Year of Youth

    Over 160 school leaders from Catholic systemic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta attended LIFTED Leaders featuring Fr Rob Galea at Rooty Hill RSL during the day of Thursday 22 February. “Anyone here afraid of public speaking?” Fr Rob asked from the stage. “I’m absolutely terrified,” he said. He...
  • Hundreds of Parramatta pilgrims reunite after WYD 2016

    St Aidan’s Rooty Hill parish hall exploded with energy from 234 young World Youth Krakow pilgrims on Sunday 13 August 2017. The pilgrims reunited to celebrate their faith and friendship twelve months after the life-changing journey. James Camden, Director of Catholic Youth Parramatta, described the huge turnout as an...
  • Spirits soared at LIFTED Youth Retreat

    Late last month 109 young adults (18-35 years of age), from across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond, gathered for the 3rd Annual LIFTED Retreat facilitated by the team at Catholic Youth Parramatta. The retreat took place at the Benedict XVI Centre in Grose Vale and featured input and...
  • News & Events Weekly update

    Discernment Afternoon for the Permanent Diaconate Single men and married couples aged 35-55 who are interested in the ordained ministry of the permanent deacon are invited to a discernment afternoon on Sunday 2 April 2017 to meet the permanent diaconate vocations team. The discernment program consists of five sessions...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    We’re hiring! 3 positions in the Diocese of Parramatta The Diocese of Parramatta is seeking applications for three positions: Facilities Management Coordinator and Property Officer located in Parramatta; Parish Secretary at St Finbar’s Parish located at Glenbrook. For further details, click here. Applications for these positions close on Monday...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Holy Hour for Vocations: 16 March 2017 Everyone is welcome to join the Holy Hour for Vocations from 7.00pm-8.00pm for an hour of adoration, prayer, music and quiet time in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in St Patrick’s Cathedral, 1 Marist Place, Parramatta. For information about priesthood in the Diocese...
  • Hearts and Stomachs Filled at Breakfast with the Bishop

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook A hearty cheer from more than 200 young people opened Lifted: Breakfast with the Bishop on Saturday 4 March 2017, when James Camden, Director of Catholic Youth Parramatta, welcomed all gathered at the Rooty Hill RSL to tuck into the hearty fare of bacon,...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Saturday 4 March 2017 Attends Breakfast with the Bishop with Catholic Youth at Novotel Sydney, Rooty Hill, at 9.00am. Sunday 5 March 2017 Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass for the First Sunday of Lent with the Institution of Lectors at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, at 11.00am. Presides at the Rite...