Three deacons ordained for the Diocese
Transitional deacons Thomas Thien Hien Bui and Pio Ho Jang and permanent deacon Willy Limjap were ordained for the Diocese of Parramatta by Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop of Sydney and former Bishop of Parramatta, at Padre Pio Church, Glenmore Park, on Friday 12 December.
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Season of great expectation
|Pastoral Planning Consultation in Blacktown, February 2012.|
Photography: Alphonsus Fok
From the Faith in Our Future Blog of Pastoral Planning Office Director Daniel Ang
The season of Advent calls us to prepare our hearts to receive this gift of Christ completely and unconditionally in our lives. We are called to entrust ourselves to Him, to realise that the birth of this man who is God is the birth of a new creation, of our new selves, if we allow it to be.
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Called to radiate the love of Christ
|We celebrate the gift from God that is the person of Jesus Christ, born of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem in very humbling circumstances.|
From the Dec 14/Jan 15 Catholic Outlook Letter of Very Rev Peter G Williams
Christmas can be and should be a time that focuses on an acknowledgement that we really do need a Saviour who has and continues to redeem the world through His love.
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Transitional deacons Thomas Thien Hien Bui and Pio Ho Jang and permanent deacon Willy Limjap were ordained for the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta at Padre Pio Church, Glenmore Park, on Friday 12 December.
Following feedback from St John’s Catholic Parish community at Riverstone and after consultation with Adele Dundas, it has been decided that the facility planned for the former convent of the order of St Clare will not proceed.
The President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Most Rev Archbishop Denis Hart extends the deepest sympathy and prayers of the Catholic Church in Australia to all people affected by the siege in Martin Place.