Pastoral Planning for the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta

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Upper Blue Mountains, Blackheath – 15 Sept 2012

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February 7, 2014

Growing our Faith Together with Blackheath and the Upper Blue Mountains On Saturday 15 September, 2012, we joined the parishes of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Parish, Upper Blue Mountains, and Sacred Heart Parish, Blackheath for the final consultation of this phase of the planning process. It was an immensely rich conversation, full of… Read More ›

Merrylands, Granville – 11 Sept 2012

Communicating and Living our Faith with Merrylands and Granville On Tuesday 11 September, 2012, we joined the parishes of St Mary Margaret, Merrylands, and Holy Trinity, Granville, for a Faith in our Future consultation. The Pauline Fathers at Merrylands were represented by Fr Damian Mosakowski OSPPE who, together with parishioners and youth team, made everyone… Read More ›

Diocesan Religious – 8 Sept 2012

Special Consultation with the Religious of the Diocese On Saturday 8 September, 2012, we gathered with religious congregations, institutes and communities who are working or living within the Diocese of Parramatta for a specially convened consultation toward our Diocesan Pastoral Plan. With a diversity of charisms, apostolates and traditions, the participating religious communities were energetic… Read More ›

Springwood, Lawson – 4 Sept 2012

Strong engagement with Springwood and Lawson Over 120 parishioners from the parishes of Our Lady of the Nativity, Lawson, and St Thomas Aquinas, Springwood, gathered at the Bishop Manning Learning Centre in Springwood on Tuesday 4th September, 2012. There was an enthusiastic engagement of the five diocesan pastoral priorities. Participants also felt a strong need… Read More ›

Kellyville – 30 Aug 2012

Talking Families and Faith at Kellyville On Thursday (30th August, 2012), parishioners of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Kellyville, gathered for our most recent consultation. Thank you to the parish team for their hospitality and warm welcome! Throughout the night both parishioners and the Franciscan friars of the parish spoke strongly about the issues… Read More ›

Mt Druitt, Mt Druitt Sth – 26 Aug 2012

Hundreds participate in consultations at Mt Druitt and Mt Druitt South On Sunday (26th August 2012) a remarkable 290 people took part in the consultation sessions held at Holy Family Parish, Mt Druitt, and Sacred Heart Parish, Mt Druitt South, offering written responses toward the Diocesan Pastoral Plan. Our thanks goes to both parish priests,… Read More ›

Penrith, Kingswood, Cranebrook – 22 Aug 2012

Penrith, Kingswood and Cranebrook: Expressing joy in being Catholic On Wednesday (22nd August 2012) over sixty people took part in the consultation held at the parish of St Nicholas of Myra at Penrith, which included parishioners from St Joseph’s Parish, Kingswood, and Corpus Christi Parish, Cranebrook. There was keen recognition of the challenges for the… Read More ›

Baulkham Hills Sth, Nth Rocks – 16 Aug 2012

A focus on schools and parishes with Baulkham Hills South and North Rocks On Thursday night (16th August, 2012), parishioners from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Baulkham Hills South, and Christ the King Parish came together at North Rocks to discuss initiatives toward the Diocesan Pastoral Plan. The gathering included representatives from associated school communities… Read More ›

Greystanes – 31 July 2012

Looking Outwards at Greystanes On Tuesday night (31st July, 2012), parishioners from Our Lady Queen of Peace, Greystanes came together to share their ideas toward our Diocesan Pastoral Plan. Fr Bob Bossini along with Fr Zachariah Gayed welcomed everyone. Lively discussion ensued around youth, clergy and laity and the mission of evangelisation. General suggestions included… Read More ›

Marayong – 24 July 2012

Community Spirit and Responsibility at Marayong On Tuesday 24th July, 2012, we resumed our consultation process following the mid-year school holidays and joined the parish of St Andrew the Apostle at Marayong for our twentieth consultation of the year. Fr Ron McFarlane, parish priest of Marayong, led us in prayer with around 60 people in… Read More ›