Caring for those who cared
A Message from Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Bishop of Parramatta, on
the Bishop’s Father’s Day Appeal for Retired & Sick Priests (6 & 7 September)
Learn more about Bishop’s Father’s Day Appeal Make an online donation through the Diocesan Clergy Support Foundation
Honouring ‘extraordinary gifts and generosity’
|Bishop Anthony with Papal Award recipients Sr Rosemary Crumlin RSM (left), Marshall Joseph McMahon and Sr Mary Louise Petro RSM.|
Photography: Alfred Boudib
The recipients of three Papal Awards and 31 Diocesan Medals of Honour have been announced by the Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP.
Bishop Anthony said the recipients were “all examples of people called to action by God, who have responded by way of serving Church and community in Western Sydney.”
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Read Bishop Anthony’s HomilyGo to Papal Awards & Diocesan Medals of Honour 2014 Photo Gallery
Celebrating the Journey Annual Mass
|Celebrating the Journey Mass 2013. Photography: Alphonsus Fok|
All married couples are invited to the annual Celebrating the Journey Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta at 11am on Sunday 14 September. Couples who have significant wedding anniversaries of 25 years and over this year will be specially acknowledged.
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Is marriage a vacation from a vocation?
By Family & Life Office Director Ben Smith
In the Catholic tradition, most discussion about vocations tends to be focussed on priests, brothers or nuns. But isn’t marriage a sacrament? If so, could it also be seen as a vocation and a source of holiness?
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Committing our energies to a new evangelisation
|World Youth Day Catechesis, Candelária Church, Rio de Janiero, 24 July 2013.|
Photo: Alphonsus Fok
In his Paper “Effects of World Youth Days and Australian Catholic Youth Festivals”, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP examines a question commonly raised by priests, educators, youth ministers and people: is it all worth it – and what is the evidence?
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3-5 October: Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention 2014
(Registrations close 12 September)
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A Video Message from Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Bishop of Parramatta, on the Bishop’s Father’s Day Appeal for Retired & Sick Priests (6 & 7 September 2014)
Many of our returned World Youth Day Rio pilgrims have gathered and celebrated the Eucharist in St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta as they did one year ago before their journey to Rio in July 2013.
Your contribution to the Father’s Day Appeal for Retired Priests on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September is a way of acknowledging the priests who have ministered throughout the Diocese over the years and are now in need of assistance.