Parish renewal in the inner west

Jul 15, 2024

Parish renewal in the inner west

Parish priest of St Brendan’s and St Michael’s, Fr Matthew Meagher. Photo: Alphonsus Fok. As a relatively new parish priest Fr Matthew Meagher has what you’d call a “good problem” on his hands—enthusiastic parishioners with more great ideas than he can action.  “People sometimes think that parishes in the inner west are small and dying […]

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National Eucharistic Congress brings prayers of peace and unity to the United States

Jul 15, 2024

National Eucharistic Congress brings prayers of peace and unity to the United States

Father Rick Nagel at Sunday Mass on eve of National Eucharistic Congress. Photo: Marcus Middleton. “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy has cometh in the morning,” as Catholics across the United States flocked to Sunday morning Mass, praying for unity and peace after Saturday afternoon’s assassination attempt on former US President and 2024 […]

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Thanks be to God for our priests!

Jul 12, 2024

Thanks be to God for our priests!

Fr Charbel Boustany, Fr Adrian Suyanto and Fr Likisone Tominiko were ordained in a packed St Mary’s Cathedral on 11 July. Photo: Giovanni Portelli Photography © 2024 “Thanks be to God for the gift of the Catholic priesthood!”  These heartfelt words from the newly-ordained Fr Adrian Suyanto on behalf of himself, Fr Charbel Boustany FFI […]

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Parish faces parish in first Virtus Games competition

Jul 09, 2024

Parish faces parish in first Virtus Games competition

Young adults from St Felix Bankstown, All Saints Liverpool, St Joseph’s Moorebank and St Christopher’s Holsworthy come together for the inaugural Virtus Games. Photo: Supplied. Catholics in South-Western Sydney have taken their religious “virtues” to the sporting field as parish took on parish at the inaugural Virtus Games. Four churches came together for the brand-new […]

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Wheelchair basketball gala a win for inclusion

Jul 06, 2024

Wheelchair basketball gala a win for inclusion

Wheelchair Basketball. Photo Supplied by SCS Sport. Sixteen teams, across the Archdiocese of Sydney recently competed in the Sydney Catholic Schools Wheelchair Basketball Gala Day. This event, full of competitive matches and fierce competition was a memorable day for everyone involved. With gold, silver, bronze, and winning shields up for grabs, students made the most […]

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Engineer-turned-seminarian builds new confessional for Gymea

Jul 04, 2024

Engineer-turned-seminarian builds new confessional for Gymea

Seminarian Daniel O’Kelly in front of the confessional he built. Photo: George Al-Akiki. Seminarian Daniel O’Kelly is leaving St Catherine’s Laboure Gymea for Rome with a departing sacramental gift.  After five months, the ex-engineer has finally completed building a brand-new confessional for parishioners to discover the “truth and mercy” of God’s love.  “I felt like […]

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