Top picks and clicks of 2013

24/12/2013

We look back at some of the most popular stories that made headlines on the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta site in 2013.

WYD pilgrims of maturity and humility in Lima

The Archdiocese of Lima recorded some special moments from the Parramatta pilgrims' mission work in Peru on their journey to WYD13 in Rio.

On their way to World Youth Day Rio 2013, pilgrims from Parramatta first journeyed to Lima where they assisted Caritas Peru in its mission work.

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Related:

Highlights from WYD13 in Rio

Pope Francis: May WYD bear new fruit for the Church

Bishop Anthony’s WYD Rio 2013 Homilies, Catechesis & Blog


New St Patrick’s Cathedral 10th Anniversary Mass

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Photography: Alphonsus Fok

2013 marks 10 years since the dedication of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta, which was rebuilt after the previous building was destroyed by fire in 1996.

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St Mary of the Cross Chapel Blessing

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Photo: Alfred Boudib, Visualeyes Photography

The newly unveiled St Mary of the Cross Chapel at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta was blessed by the Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, on Sunday 17 March.

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Related:

Mary MacKillop still very much a presence in Veronica’s life

Priestly ordination of John Paul Escarlan

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Photography: Alphonsus Fok

John Paul Escarlan was ordained a priest for the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta in St Patrick’s Cathedral on Friday 13 September.

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Local nuns on SBS

Vicar for Religious in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta Sister Ailsa Mackinnon RSM and the Missionary Sisters of BV Mary, Queen of the World in Granville featured in a SBS story on the future of the sisterhood and the Church in Australia.

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Diocesan Bushfire Appeal raises $300,000

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Bishop Anthony visiting St Thomas Aquinas Primary Springwood on the students' first day back following the bushfires. Photos: CCER

The Diocesan Bushfire Appeal, coordinated by CatholicCare Social Services - Diocese of Parramatta has now raised $300,000 - with proceeds still coming in.

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Related:

Bishop Anthony’s Bushfire Appeal Message

Rosebank College raises $12,600 for bushfire appeal 

The spirit of the Mountains is still shining brightly

Community comes together in face of devastating bushfires

New African community centre in Blacktown

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Photography: Alphonsus Fok

The All Saints of Africa Centre at St Patrick’s Blacktown Parish was opened and blessed on Sunday 3 March.

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Commitment to faith and service acknowledged

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Photo: Alfred Boudib, Visualeyes Photography

Dedication to the faith and service to the community were gratefully acknowledged when Bishop Anthony presented six Papal honours and 35 Diocesan Medals of Honour after vespers in St Patrick’s Cathedral on Thursday 28 November.

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Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI at Theology on Tap

Bishop Anthony delivered his ‘Viva Il Papa! Legacy, Elections and the Future Church’ Address at the March gathering of Theology on Tap.

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Related:

In bioethics, Pope Benedict returned to foundations: Bishop Anthony

Statement from Bishop Anthony on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI


Election and inauguration of Pope Francis

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The Catholic Diocese of Parramatta cheered with the rest of humanity at the happy news of the election and inauguration of Pope Francis in March.

Statement from Bishop Anthony on the election of Pope Francis

Inauguration Mass of Pope Francis: To protect with tenderness

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