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Caring for those who cared

A Message from Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Bishop of Parramatta, on
the Bishop’s Father’s Day Appeal for Retired & Sick Priests (6 & 7 September)

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Make an online donation through the Diocesan Clergy Support Foundation

Honouring ‘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.
Photography: Alfred Boudib

The recipients of three Papal Awards and 31 Diocesan Medals of Honour have been announced by the Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP.

Bishop Anthony said the recipients were “all examples of people called to action by God, who have responded by way of serving Church and community in Western Sydney.”

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Read Bishop Anthony’s Homily

Go to Papal Awards & Diocesan Medals of Honour 2014 Photo Gallery

Celebrating the Journey Annual Mass

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Celebrating the Journey Mass 2013. Photography: Alphonsus Fok

All married couples are invited to the annual Celebrating the Journey Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta at 11am on Sunday 14 September. Couples who have significant wedding anniversaries of 25 years and over this year will be specially acknowledged.

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Visit CatholicCare Social Services - Diocese of Parramatta

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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Australian Catholic University Marriage and Pre-Marriage Education Survey

Committing our energies to a new evangelisation

Go to Effects of World Youth Days and Australian Catholic Youth Festivals News Story
World Youth Day Catechesis, Candelária Church, Rio de Janiero, 24 July 2013.
Photo: Alphonsus Fok

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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3-5 October: Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention 2014
(Registrations close 12 September)

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Bishop Anthony’s Video Message: Father’s Day Appeal for Retired & Sick Priests

Bishop Anthony’s Video Message: Father’s Day Appeal for Retired & Sick Priests
02/09/2014

A Video Message from Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Bishop of Parramatta, on the Bishop’s Father’s Day Appeal for Retired & Sick Priests (6 & 7 September 2014)


World Youth Day Rio pilgrims reconnect

World Youth Day Rio pilgrims reconnect
01/09/2014

Many of our returned World Youth Day Rio pilgrims have gathered and celebrated the Eucharist in St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta as they did one year ago before their journey to Rio in July 2013.


Bishop’s Father’s Day Appeal for Retired & Sick Priests

Bishop’s Father’s Day Appeal for Retired & Sick Priests
27/08/2014

Your contribution to the Father’s Day Appeal for Retired Priests on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September is a way of acknowledging the priests who have ministered throughout the Diocese over the years and are now in need of assistance.


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

Bishop’s Introduction

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Church leaders united against Islamic State


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