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ANZAC parallels with the Easter story

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An Australian soldier carries a wounded comrade during the Gallipoli campaign in 1915.

From Very Rev Fr Peter G Williams, Diocesan Administrator, Catholic Outlook April

The story of ANZAC, whether our families were directly connected or not, is part of our national story and is in the common possession of all Australians, no matter their origin. Needless to say there are parallels with the Easter story – self-sacrifice for the lives of others, extraordinary acts of courage and strength, and triumph through death.

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Mass of the Holy Chrism

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Blessing of the Oils ... Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Parramatta, Most Rev Kevin Manning DD. Photography: Alphonsus Fok

From the Chrism Mass Homily of Diocesan Administrator, Very Rev Peter G Williams, St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta, Wednesday 1 April 2015

This liturgical moment in the life of the local Church is special – for there is no other occasion in the year . . . when the local Church of Parramatta is revealed – the baptised represented by parishes, chaplaincies and agencies – with the college of deacons, the presbyterium and the bishop in the Cathedral church reminds us of who we are.

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Palm Sunday 2015 & World Youth Day 2016 launch

The Palm Sunday 2015 Procession, Mass & Launch of WYD Krakow 2016 pilgrimages was celebrated at St Patrick’s Cathedral on 29 March.

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Go to Palm Sunday & World Youth Day launch photo gallery

Visit the new Catholic Diocese of Parramatta WYD Krakow 2016 site


We can be heroes

Go to Joe Murphy story at the Catholic Outlook site
It’s not all work and no play: Joe Murphy and fellow seminarians from Holy Spirit Seminary take on seminarians from the Neocatechumenal Way in a soccer friendly. Photography: Alphonsus Fok

By Elizabeth Scully, Catholic Outlook April 2015

Joe Murphy, 23, is a key player in the Holy Spirit Seminary soccer team. Yet Joe doesn’t list the likes of Tim Cahill or Tomi Juric among his heroes.

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Catholic Outlook April 2015: The euthanasia debate is also moving to a new frontier; the social media generation.


‘Real care, love and compassion – the alternative to euthanasia’ brochure released

‘Real care, love and compassion – the alternative to euthanasia’ brochure released
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Developed by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, the new ‘Real care, love and compassion – the alternative to euthanasia’ brochure provides a clear explanation to parishioners of the dangers of euthanasia.


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