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.

Catechesis - hearing the word of God


By Richard Blissenden, Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta 

We have completed three days of teaching sessions with Bishops from around the world known as Catechesis.

We were lucky enough to hear our Bishop, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, on the first day. He packed them into San Antonio church with pilgrims needing to sit in the asiles, naves and altar!!

Bishop Anthony was relaxed and engaging in his presentation which had been introduced by an Australian Antioch group. The Bishop centered his talk around knowing God. The Question & Answer session at the end was outstanding.

Catechesis Day 2 @ the Palacios de Deportes and our speaker was the Archbishop from Canada. He focused his presentation on needing solid foundations. Everyone who hears the word of God and is faithful to his word is solid and holds a firm foundation.

Catechesis Day 3 @ the Palacios de Deportes and our speaker was the Bishop  from New York. Most engaging.

The best presentations came from our own Bishop. How lucky are we!!!!

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