Silver Jubilee in the News
The Catholic Diocese of Parramatta's Silver Jubilee (1986-2011) has been making headlines in the local media.
In an interview with the Parramatta Advertiser on his first year as Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP spoke of the recent Silver Jubilee Mass (19 May) where St Mary of the Cross MacKillop was proclaimed the Patron of the Diocese.
In an interview with The Parramatta Holroyd Sun, Bishop Anthony said the Diocese had much to be thankful for to Mary and her Josephite sisters, including "the network of schools that they established here and for the witness of their consecrated life".
Read Bishop Anthony's interview in the Parramatta Advertiser
Read Bishop Anthony's interview in The Parramatta Holroyd Sun
Honouring St Mary of the Cross MacKillop
St Nicholas of Myra Penrith Parish Priest Very Rev Chris de Souza EV has also spoken of the Diocese's 25 years and St Mary of the Cross MacKillop's patronage, in an interview with The Western Weekender.
"To have Mary MacKillop named as as patron is wonderful news because she has such close ties to the area," Fr Chris said.Read Fr Chris's interview in The Western Weekender (page 31)