In his Christmas address to the Roman Curia on 22 December, Pope Benedict XVI has remembered the key moments of 2011 and looked forward to the new year.
The 2011 Christmas Message of the Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP.
The Funeral Mass for Father John Smith will be held at St Canice’s Katoomba on Friday 30 December commencing at 11am.
About 1,500 Sisters of Mercy and ministry colleagues have gathered at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney for the foundation Eucharist of the newly established Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea.
The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus, has conferred upon the Bishop of Parramatta Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP the honorary degree, Doctor of Laws.
The Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life in partnership with The Broken Bay Institute has announced Rockhampton Diocese Youth Ministry Coordinator Lauren Cole as the winner of this year’s Youth Ministry Scholarship.
In the wake of the Java boat tragedy, Cardinal George Pell has spoken in favour of offshore processing, while the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office has called for an increase in the annual humanitarian intake.
Blankets, toiletries, sleeping bags, soft toys and delicious Christmas fare were just some of the items collected by The University of Notre Dame Australia in an effort to bring smiles to needy families during this festive period.
Members of the Sri Lankan Catholic community in Sydney and their friends have gathered at Our Lady of Lourdes Seven Hills Parish for the annual presentation of the Carol Service organised by the Sri Lankan NSW Catholic Association.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has appointed Canberra Educator Donella Johnston as the Director for the Office for the Participation of Women and as the Executive Secretary to the Bishops’ Commission for Church Ministry.