02 Jul 2024
Spirit of Renewal to come alive at Parish Renewal conference

Spirit of Renewal to come alive at Parish Renewal conference

Parish Renewal Team member Tania Rimac. Giovanni Portelli Photography © 2022 A quiet but determined spirit of renewal is beginning to take root within the heart of the church, supported by the Sydney Centre for Evangelisation’s Parish Renewal Team as it grapples with a post-COVID exodus of parishioners and a secular society that no longer […]

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02 Jul 2024
St Aloysius’ Cronulla celebrates a centenary of making saints

St Aloysius’ Cronulla celebrates a centenary of making saints

St Aloysius centenary celebrations in Cronulla. Photo: Patrick Lee. If the parish is the place where saints are made, then St Aloysius’ Cronulla must have done more than its fair share to populate the Kingdom of Heaven, a feat celebrated by generations of parishioners, priests and Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP at the parish’s centenary celebrations […]

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02 Jul 2024
Little readers learn the faith at Sydney City South

Little readers learn the faith at Sydney City South

Photo: George Al-Akiki Elizabeth Arblaster noticed the Sydney City South Parish children struggling to get through Mass on Sundays.  A few children’s missals later, they were running to collect one from the pile each week to learn more.  Now after the success of their book basket, Elizabeth and the Ecclesia Domestica parents’ group have their […]

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01 Jul 2024
Dempsey medal awarded to 2024’s pillars of the Sydney Catholic community

Dempsey medal awarded to 2024’s pillars of the Sydney Catholic community

Dempsey medals. Photo: Alphonsus Fok. It’s not every day that an Anglican receives an award at a Mass presided over by a cardinal, but Kaylene Baumanis is a unique presence in one Sydney Catholic community.  The newly-awarded Dempsey medallist is parish secretary of St Patrick’s Sutherland, where she is known as “the rock of St […]

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01 Jul 2024
Sydney’s “Go Make Disciples” mission plan making waves in Asia

Sydney’s “Go Make Disciples” mission plan making waves in Asia

Archbishop Julian Leow with Director of the Sydney Centre for evangelisation Daniel Ang. Photos: Supplied. Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP’s vision for the future of Sydney parishes, Go Make Disciples, is making a mark throughout the booming Asian region, as nearly 1300 church leaders and delegates from across Asia gathered last week to hear of Sydney’s vision of evangelisation. Last week, the Director of the Sydney […]

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01 Jul 2024
Dempsey family treasures find a home at St Mary’s Cathedral

Dempsey family treasures find a home at St Mary’s Cathedral

Images by Giovanni Portelli Photography © 2024 As a child Marguerite Conaghan would watch her grandmother Marguerite Dempsey light candles in the gleaming candlesticks kept on her sideboard in the hallway of her home whenever someone needed prayers. Those same candlesticks along with a crucifix lovingly prayed with and handed down through the Dempsey family […]

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29 Jun 2024
SCS students shine in the pool

SCS students shine in the pool

Holly Warn. Photo: Supplied by Family Last week saw several present and past Sydney Catholic Schools students swim in the 2024 Australian swimming trials at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre, hoping to book their ticket to the Olympics and Paralympics in Paris in July and August. It is with great pride and excitement that three alumni […]

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28 Jun 2024
Called to serve and love, three deacons prepare for priesthood

Called to serve and love, three deacons prepare for priesthood

On Thursday 11 July at 7pm Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP will ordain Deacons Adrian Suyanto, Likisone Tominiko and Br Charbel Mary Francis FFI to the priesthood in St Mary’s Cathedral.  Each of them heard God’s call as young men in Sydney. The Catholic Weekly asked them about their diaconal service in parishes and religious life, […]

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28 Jun 2024
Archbishop Fisher and Synod General Secretariat meet with the Holy father

Archbishop Fisher and Synod General Secretariat meet with the Holy father

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP meeting Pope Francis. Photo: Vatican News. Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP and fellow members of the General Secretariat for the Synod on Synodality have met Pope Francis as they worked on preparations for October’s general assembly.  The 15th Ordinary Council of the General Secretariat of the Synod met with the Holy Father […]

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