Catholic Youth Parramatta

pilgrims PRAYER

A prayer for the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta's pilgrims travelling to World Youth Day 2011 Madrid.


Ever loving God, we give you thanks for the many blessing we receive in this life. Thank you for the gift of World Youth Day to our young people. We ask your blessing on all our Pilgrims at World Youth Day in Madrid. Bless them on their pilgrimage and help them to build on the many graces and experiences that were the fruit of the World Youth Day in Sydney.


Guide them along right paths by bestowing on them the power of the Holy Spirit, so that they may continue to be your witnesses in the world.


May this pilgrimage renew their faith and confidence in you, and strengthen the bond of communion as they journey together, so that the fruits of their experience might bring renewal to the Church of Parramatta.


We ask this through the intercession of Our Lady of the Southern Cross and in the name of our Lord Jesus, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God forever and ever.



Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop. Pray for us.

Blessed John Paul II. Pray for us.


Bishop Anthony: “WYD converts Bishops”


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Bishop Anthony during his interview with Fr Roderick Vonhögen.
Photo: Alphonsus Fok & Grace Lu

The Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, has been interviewed at WYD11 by Fr Roderick Vonhögen (Dutch priest and founder and CEO of for his RKK Television show.

Bishop Anthony, who organised WYD08 Sydney, spoke to Fr Roderick about the impact of World Youth Day on Australia and Madrid.

“The World Youth Days convert bishops,” Bishop Anthony said.

“They convert priests. They make us more open to young people. To their needs, to their language and their aspirations for the world. World Youth Day gave me much more hope for the future.”

Listen to the audio of Bishop Anthony's interview online


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Bishop Anthony and Fr Roderick. Photo: Alphonsus Fok & Grace Lu

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