Fr Peter Williams elected Diocesan Administrator

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Reverend Father Peter G Williams, Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta.

Reverend Father Peter G Williams has been elected by the College of Consultors as the Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta.

Father Peter was born in Melbourne and educated at Clifton Hill State School and Ivanhoe Grammar. He was brought up in the Anglican Church.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Medieval Studies and Philosophy from the Australian National University, a Bachelor of Theology from the Australian College of Theology and a Bachelor of Education from La Trobe University. He also has been awarded the Masters of Theology from the University of Sydney, and the Master of Arts in Liturgical Studies from the Catholic University of America. In 2014 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of the University from the Australian Catholic University.

On 19 March 1992, Father Peter was ordained a Catholic priest and has held appointments in many parishes in the Diocese of Parramatta most notably as parish priest of St Oliver Plunkett’s Parish in Harris Park (1998-2004), and Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral Parish in Parramatta (2004-2006).

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Mamre House – a new chapter begins

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Penrith Mayor Cr Ross Fowler, Catholic Diocese of Parramatta Administrator Fr Peter Williams, Sisters of Mercy Congregation Vicar Sister Mary-Louise Petro and CatholicCare Social Services - Diocese of Parramatta Executive Director John Kelly. Photo by Franklin Konaraki Photography

The Catholic Diocese of Parramatta and the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta are pleased to announce a new chapter in the life of historic Mamre House, with Mamre now being integrated into CatholicCare Social Services.

Exciting plans for the future use and protection of the property were announced at a special celebration event on Tuesday 18 November.

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Breaking new ground for Christ

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Bernadette’s Castle Hill Parish and St Madeleine’s Kenthurst Parish Pastoral Planning Consultation, February 2012. Photography: Alphonsus Fok

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

It is invigorating to see that our Diocesan Pastoral Plan has been widely recognised for the vision, sense of communion and missionary discipleship that it has generated among our agencies, parishes and people even in this first year of its life. We are seeking to break new ground in availing ourselves of new ways in which to live the original gift, the life and message of Christ, in all the cultures and contexts that form our Diocese. 

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25 November: Faith in Our Future - A Day of Growth and Friendship

In keeping with the Diocesan Pastoral Plan, Faith in Our Future, Life Ascending Australia has chosen ‘Fulfilment of Faith in our later years’ as the subject for a reflection day.

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