Catholic Youth Parramatta

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If you are looking to grow and share in your faith with other young people in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, you've come to the right site!

Farewell Mass for Archbishop-elect Anthony

The Youth of the Diocese will farewell Archbishop-elect Anthony at a Mass at St Patrick's Church Blacktown on Saturday 8 November at 11.30am.

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Supporting & nurturing a new generation of leadership

It’s with great excitement that Catholic Youth Parramatta Director James Camden and Assistant Director Sr Rosie Drum MGL are taking this opportunity to work with young people in the Diocese of Parramatta.

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World Youth Day 2016 Logo and Prayer released

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” Matt 5:7

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In a press conference in Vatican City on 3 July 2014, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Krakow, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, presented the logo and official prayer for the World Youth Day 2016.

Three elements are combined in the symbolism of the logo: the place, the main protagonists, and the theme of the celebration.

The logo illustrates the passage from the Gospel according to Matthew 5:7: “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy”, chosen as the theme of the event.

The image is composed of a geographical outline of Poland, in which there is a cross, symbol of Christ who is the soul of WYD.

The yellow circle marks the position of Krakow on the map of Poland and is also a symbol of youth.

The flame of divine mercy emerges from the cross, and its colours recall the image “Jesus, I trust in you”.

The colours blue, red and yellow used in the logo are the official colours of Krakow and its coat of arms.

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To altar, cross and sepulchre with Mary

With Mary at the Last Supper - Part 1 of Bishop Anthony's three-part homily for the Sacred Triduum. Watch all three parts here.

Good Friday Walk 2014

More than 1,500 Young Catholics have joined the Bishop of Parramatta, Most Anthony Fisher OP, as they walk overnight from St Patrick's Church Blacktown to St Patrick's Cathedral Parramatta. The 2014 Good Friday Walk & Talk with the Lord was an initiative of Catholic Youth Parramatta and Catholic Education Parramatta.

Youths walk 21km from Blacktown to Parramatta to celebrate Good Friday

Palm Sunday 2014 highlights

Hundreds of young people from the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta and students from the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta processed from Parramatta City Council Town Hall to St Patrick's Cathedral with Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, priests, deacons and seminarians for Palm Sunday & World Youth Day 2014 Celebrations.

Bishop Anthony’s Palm Sunday Homily
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Both our Palm Sunday and Good Friday events were initiatives of Catholic Youth Parramatta and Catholic Education Parramatta

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