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Marriage – A Vocation to Love

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Faith in Marriage Conference 2013 ‘Celebrating the Journey’ Mass, St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta. Photo: Alphonsus Fok

The second diocesan Faith in Marriage Conference – to be held on Sunday 24 August at Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta  is for married couples, engaged couples and any individual interested in marriage.

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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

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World Youth Day Catechesis, Candelária Church, Rio de Janiero, 24 July 2013.
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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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Acknowledging ‘extraordinary gifts and generosity’

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Bishop Anthony with Papal Award recipients Sr Rosemary Crumlin RSM (left), Marshall Joseph McMahon and Sr Mary Louise Petro RSM.
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The Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, presented Papal Awards and the Diocesan Medal of Honour to this year’s recipients following Vespers in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, on Friday 8 August.

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Mass with Cardinal Tagle

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From the Homily Introduction of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP - Mass with
Cardinal Tagle, Parramatta Marist High, Westmead, Sunday 3 August

He has been nicknamed the smiling cardinal. He radiates what Pope Francis calls evangelii gaudium, the joy of the Gospel, the joy of missionary disciples.

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Growing the faith of our Church

From the Faith in Our Future Blog of Pastoral Planning Office Director Daniel Ang

August presents a number of opportunities for the lay men and women of the Parramatta Diocese to hear about the best practices taking place in parish ministry and to experience meaningful formation which connects life and faith.

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‘The Catholic Guy’ at Toongabbie Parish

‘The Catholic Guy’ at Toongabbie Parish
20/08/2014

Catholic Outlook August 2014: In the weeks leading up to the Catholic Guy Mission Event, banners flew outside St Anthony’s Church in Toongabbie, signalling a new parish celebration.


‘Extraordinary gifts and generosity’: Papal & Diocesan Awards 2014 recipients

‘Extraordinary gifts and generosity’: Papal & Diocesan Awards 2014 recipients
19/08/2014

The recipients of three Papal Awards and 31 Diocesan Medals of Honour were announced by the Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, following Vespers in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, on Friday 8 August.


Bishop Anthony Homily: Mass of the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, 10 August 2014

19/08/2014

Homily of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP - Mass of the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, 10 August 2014


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Transfiguration
Go to Homily of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP - Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (St John Vianney Day), St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, Wednesday 6 August 2014

Bishop Anthony’s Homily: Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (St John Vianney Day)

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