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Supporting marriage and family life

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By Family & Life Office Director Ben Smith

In October 2014, a number of married couples from around the world gave their testimonies on the joys and challenges of their family life at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family in Rome.

These testimonies were an important part of the dialogue at the Synod that helped focus discussion on how the Church should shape its pastoral efforts to support marriage and family life in the modern world. The Extraordinary Synod was also drawing on responses from a global survey conducted at the end of 2013 that was used to develop the preparatory document for the Extraordinary Synod.

In the spirit of dialogue, Pope Francis wishes to receive further feedback from Catholics on the outcome of the Extraordinary Synod to help the Church prepare for the Ordinary Synod on the Family that is scheduled for 4-25 October 2015.

The Catholic Diocese of Parramatta would appreciate some of your time to fill in this survey so that we can help shape the response that the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference will send to Rome in April 2015.

Participate in the Survey for the Ordinary Synod on Family 2015 here.

The closing date for the Survey has been extended to midnight Sunday 1 February

Follow the Family & Life Office (Parramatta) on Twitter: @parrafamlife


Blessings in this New Year

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Photography: Peter McMahon

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

The beginning of a new year provides a precious opportunity to reflect on our deepest hopes and aspirations, not only as individuals but as parishes, groups and ministries seeking to respond to Jesus who is the light of our world.

To support this season of spiritual renewal, our Pastoral Planning Office will make available to all parishes and our blog readers a number of Lenten resources in hardcopy and online from the first week of February.

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Three deacons ordained for the Diocese

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Photography: Alphonsus Fok

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 2014.

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New site for St Oliver Plunkett’s Harris Park Parish

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St Oliver Plunkett’s Parish has launched a new site to help share the Good News with the Catholic community of Harris Park.


Catholic Alpha Leaders’ Program

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The Pastoral Planning Office invites interested leaders to join together with Our Lady of the Way Emu Plains Parish for a pilot Alpha program commencing in February.


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World Day of Prayer
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