Posts Tagged ‘Diocese of Parramatta’

Parramatta pilgrim pops the question in Paris, local teacher says, “Yes”!

Thursday, August 3rd, 2023

Western Sydney school teachers Isabella Plust and Andrew Valenti have become engaged in Paris during the Diocese of Parramatta pilgrimage to World Youth Day. Andrew proposed to Isabella at the Eiffel Tower in front of 170 pilgrims and passing Parisians under the sparkling lights of the city of love’s most iconic landmark. The long-time best Read more

Diocese of Parramatta forms Australia’s first Diocesan Diaconate Council

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023
Diocesan Diaconate Council

The Diocese of Parramatta has formed Australia’s first Diocesan Diaconate Council, aimed at enhancing the ministry of deacons and providing support for their families. With the formation of this council, the diocese seeks to tap into the diverse talents and experiences of its deacons and their wives, who play a crucial role in their vocation. Read more

Parramatta diocese publishes Draft Synod Synthesis

Monday, May 2nd, 2022
Global Synod journey Australia

Dioceses throughout Australia are progressing their Synod journey, with reports being prepared from the local consultation phase of the Global Synod on Synodality. Individuals and groups were invited to reflect on and respond to a series of questions across the Synod of Bishops’ three key themes: communion, participation and mission. The online portal for submissions Read more

Diocese yields to backlash over gender diversity in schools

Monday, May 10th, 2021

Australia’s Catholic Parramatta diocese has yielded to a backlash from parents and priests over its opposition to a bill banning the discussion of gender diversity in schools. The Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) split from Catholic Schools NSW, the statewide body, over its opposition to Mark Latham’s anti-trans education bill. Although later superseded by Read more

Australian Catholics petition Vatican for removal of bishop over LGBTI stance

Thursday, May 6th, 2021
removal of Australian bishop

Catholics in an Australian diocese have submitted a formal appeal to the Vatican, calling for the removal of their bishop over his support of same-sex relationships. In their petition to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), the complainants from the Diocese of Parramatta, Australia. They also seek the removal of the diocese’s Read more