Top picks and clicks of 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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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
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.Read full story
St Mary of the Cross Chapel Blessing
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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Priestly ordination of John Paul Escarlan
John Paul Escarlan was ordained a priest for the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta in St Patrick’s Cathedral on Friday 13 September.Read full story
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.Read full story
Diocesan Bushfire Appeal raises $300,000
|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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Bishop Anthony’s Bushfire Appeal Message
Rosebank College raises $12,600 for bushfire appeal
The spirit of the Mountains is still shining brightlyCommunity comes together in face of devastating bushfires
New African community centre in Blacktown
The All Saints of Africa Centre at St Patrick’s Blacktown Parish was opened and blessed on Sunday 3 March.Read full story
Commitment to faith and service acknowledged
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.Read full story
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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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
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 FrancisInauguration Mass of Pope Francis: To protect with tenderness
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