St Patrick’s Cathedral Open Day

30/10/2013

St Patrick’s Cathedral Open Day News Story
St Patrick’s Cathedral.

The Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Fr John McSweeney, extends a warm welcome to everyone in the community to St Patrick’s Cathedral Open Day on Sunday 3 November.

Fr John is also Chairman of the Diocese of Parramatta’s Commission for Ecumenism and  Interfaith Dialogue, which is hosting the Open Day.

Fr John said the Open Day will be an annual event where people can find out more about the Catholic tradition of Christianity.

Tuesday 29 November this year marks the 10th anniversary of the re-opening of the Cathedral, which was destroyed by fire on 19 February 1996. Design Architect Romaldo Giurgola and the firm MGT Architects was commissioned for the restoration and design of the new Cathedral complex.

In March this year, the Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, launched Project Ten, a program of major works of art, craftsmanship and enhancement of the Cathedral precinct.

The Cathedral’s design has received several awards including the Sir Zelman Cowen  Award for Public Buildings from the Royal Institute of Architects.

Open Day Program

  • Solemn Sung Mass at 11am with Bishop Anthony Fisher OP presiding
  • Q&A in the Cathedral Hall on topics specific to Catholic Christianity
  • Tours of the Cathedral and organ recitals
  • Free BBQ followed by Devonshire teas
  • Expo in the Cloister with Church ministries, including Catholic Education Parramatta,
  • CatholicCare Social Services, St Vincent de Paul Society and Institute for Mission;
  • Concludes at 3pm with Solemn Sung Afternoon Prayer.
St Patrick’s Cathedral is at 1 Marist Place, Parramatta, opposite Prince Alfred Park. Plenty of parking.


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