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Springwood: a testament to courage and community 

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From the Address of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP - Ceremony awarding Papal Honours to Mr Serge Rosato & Tree Planting Ceremony on the Anniversary of the Blue Mountains Bushfires, St Thomas Aquinas Primary, Springwood, Friday 17 October 2014

This community of Springwood and of this school of St Thomas Aquinas inspired our city and nation by the way it responded to such an ordeal one year ago. Today’s tree planting is a testament to courage and community, to the faith, hope and love lived in real relationships and real actions, to that resilience and dynamism that means Church, school and community are forever renewing themselves, just as our natural world is.

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Pope Francis awards Blue Mountains Bushfire ‘Hero’ Principal

Blue Mountains ‘hero’ School Principal, Mr Serge Rosato has received the Papal Medal ‘Benemerenti’ from Pope Francis. The award was conferred by Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP at the Springwood Thanksgiving Ceremony.

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The Church needs to have its doors open to everyone

Rome Reports: Concluding message, presented by Cardinals Raymundo Damasceno, Gianfranco Ravasi and Oswald Gracias.

From the full text of the closing message from the Synod on the Family

We, Synod Fathers, gathered in Rome together with Pope Francis in the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, greet all families of the different continents and in particular all who follow Christ, the Way, the Truth, and the Life. We admire and are grateful for the daily witness which you offer us and the world with your fidelity, faith, hope, and love.

Continue reading full text of the closing message at The Catholic Herald

Marriage, Family & the New Evangelisation

From the Catholic Outlook October Letter of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP

The synod’s preparatory document recalls the beautiful truths we have received about marriage from Christ and the Catholic tradition. God confirmed and elevated the institution of the family by uniting Himself to one as Jesus grew up with Mary, Joseph and an extended family.

Continue reading Archbishop-elect Anthony’s Letter at Catholic Outlook

Marriage and Pre-Marriage Education Survey

Couples who are engaged or who have married in the past 12 months are invited to participate in a Marriage and Pre-Marriage Education Survey being conducted by CatholicCare and Relationships Australia through the Australian Catholic University.

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Bishop Anthony appointed Archbishop of Sydney

xt3.com: Media conference address of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP at the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta on Friday 19 September, on his appointment as the new Archbishop of Sydney.

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of Parramatta, Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP, as the ninth Archbishop of Sydney, the Vatican announced on Thursday 18 September.

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Date set for Installation as ninth Archbishop of Sydney

The Liturgical Reception and Mass of Installation for the Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP as the ninth Archbishop of Sydney will take place on the evening of Wednesday 12 November at St Mary's Cathedral.

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Sydney Archbishop-elect media address: full transcript

Catholic Outlook: Our own Bishop Anthony appointed Archbishop of Sydney

Dr Geoff Lee MP: Praise in State Parliament for Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP

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An exiting time for our Church

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

It is with great joy that we celebrate the appointment of Bishop Anthony as the new Archbishop of Sydney!

While we are sad to see Bishop Anthony leave the Diocese of Parramatta to head eastward, we are thankful for his living legacy – our Diocesan Pastoral Plan, Faith in Our Future, which will continue to guide our communities, agencies and ministries.

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Dr Geoff Lee MP: Praise in State Parliament for Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP

22/10/2014

Member for Parramatta Dr Geoff Lee MP has praised the Bishop of Parramatta and Archbishop-elect of Sydney Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP in the NSW Parliament for his contribution to the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta and Western Sydney.


A new springtime of the spirit

A new springtime of the spirit
22/10/2014

Catholic Outlook October 2014: This first year of our Diocesan Pastoral Plan, Faith in Our Future, has been filled with activity to support our parishes and Diocese to grow and share faith with new energy and fresh ideas.


Synod Message: The Church needs to have its doors open to everyone

20/10/2014

Full text of the Synod Fathers’ closing message from the Synod on the Family.


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St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Upper Blue Mountains Parish new website

PAPAL HONOURs
Homily of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop-elect of Sydney, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time + Papal Honours & Diocesan Award, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, Sunday 21 September 2014

Jim Hanna: Papal Order of St Sylvester

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Fr Benedict FSF
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Priestly ordination of Br Benedict Mackenzie FSF

Bishop’s Homily

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FEATURE PHOTO GALLERY
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Celebrating the Journey 2014

Bishop’s Homily

Australian Catholic University Marriage and Pre-Marriage Education Survey  


CCD MaSS 2014
Go to Homily of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP - Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Annual Mass and Presentation of Certificates, St Patrick’s Church, Blacktown, Friday 5 September 2014

Bishop’s Homily: Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Annual Mass & Presentation

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Proclaim Christ to all
Go to Bishop Anthony’s Paper: “Effects of World Youth Days and Australian Catholic Youth Festivals”

Bishop Anthony’s Paper: Effects of WYDs & Australian Catholic Youth Festivals

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