Pastoral Planning for the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta

People’s Councils offer Fresh Voices and Fresh Hearts

December 8, 2017 • Carousel, News

In late September 2017, Bishop Vincent Long invited nominations for both Deanery Pastoral Councils and the Diocesan Pastoral Council. Throughout October, people from across our diocese nominated themselves or others to these councils, local priests endorsed their nominations, and in late November, appointments were announced. The new members gathered with Bishop Vincent for a formation… Read More ›

Our Pastoral Plan 2014-2018 »

Download Our Pastoral Plan


You can download our Diocesan Pastoral Plan, Faith in Our Future, in two versions provided below, the complete 72-page version or a 8-page summary version. Hardcopies of both versions of the Pastoral Plan can also be requested through this website. “Faith in Our Future Diocese of Parramatta – Full Version” (7MB) “Faith in Our Future… Read More ›

Our Vision »

Growing & Sharing Faith


The Diocese of Parramatta has two goals that shape its life and structures : growing in faith and sharing our faith. By committing ourselves to these two goals as a Diocese – including our parishes, agencies, migrant communities, movements, families and individual members – we seek to become what Pope Francis has described as a… Read More ›

Get Involved »

100 Parish Actions


Parishes are communities of the Christian faithful, empowered by a common baptism and gathered around the Word and Eucharist for the sake of the worship of God and discipleship in the world. Parishes are central to the life of our Diocese and serve as centres of sacramental encounter, prayer and catechesis, pastoral care, Christian outreach… Read More ›

Where We've Been »

Our Consultation Process


Faith in Our Future represents the culmination of one of the largest consultation processes undertaken in the Diocese of Parramatta. Over a period of eighteen months, feedback and advice was gathered from parishes in Rydalmere to Blackheath, from Kenthurst to Granville. Written and online submissions were also received throughout the process, in addition to feedback from… Read More ›

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