Social Justice Sunday

To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia Today

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of many members of our parishes, schools and communities. Understanding mental health will help us to be aware of those who need our support. In the Social Justice Statement 2020-21, To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today, the Bishops invite us all to reject stigmatisation, to work for the transformation of social determinants of mental ill-health, and to call for policies and service provision that meets the needs of the poorest and most marginalised members of our community.

Watch Bishop Vincent Long’s address to the Diocese of Parramatta below and Download the Social Justice Statement 2020-21 and other resources

Asylum seekers and refugees

Salt of the earth, light of the world

“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? …You are the light of the world … let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”Matthew 5.13-16

To be light and salt for the world requires us to work for justice. It is the role of the Social Justice Office of the Diocese of Parramatta to identify, reflect on and respond to issues which affect society. The office disseminates information and possibilities for action to local parishes and liaises with other welfare and social justice organisations


Dr Sebastian Salaske-Lentern
Address: Bethany Centre
Ground Floor, 470 Church Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
Phone: 02 8838 3413 or 0409 399 505

All images used courtesy of the UNHCR