Catholic student leaders show a maturity of faith at ‘LIFTED Breakfast with the Bishop’ Diocesan Synod consultation

There is less than seven weeks until the first Diocesan Synod, which will be held from the 13th to 15th of October 2023. There is much to look forward to as we prepare for this pivotal moment in our Diocesan history, journeying toward a new...
Participants listen at the Western Deanery

At the end of July, we reached a major milestone in the journey of our Diocesan Synod. The Synod has wrapped up the listening stage of the process, received the final submissions...

Participants listen at the Western Deanery

In the final week of our Listening Stage, numerous submissions were received from across the Diocese before the submission deadline, July 31...


Behold, I will do a new thing,.... A wonderful and unheard of thing, and therefore introduced with a "behold", as a note of admiration;
the same with the new thing created in the earth, Jeremiah 31:22, the incarnation of the Son of God.

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Western Deanery Consultation Recap

Central Deanery Consultation Recap

Eastern Deanery Consultation Recap

Mountains Deanery Consultation Recap

Northern Deanery Consultation Recap

Convocation Mass

Timeline Recap

Plenary Council Website
Diocese of Parramatta response to the Plenary Council

The Role of the Members

A diverse range of programs bring young people together for training and formation in specific skills required for ministry with students,
youth and young adults in schools, parishes and movements.

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The Plenary Council is the first time in 80 years that the entire Australian Catholic Church will come together to pray, discuss and listen to the Holy Spirit about our future. You may or may not have already participated in contributing direct feedback to the process in 2019. It’s time to become involved again. In October 2021 nine Members of the Diocese of Parramatta will join nearly 280 other Catholics from around Australia. They will discuss the items on the Plenary Council Agenda.

The Plenary Council is about our Church. Each of us can ask the Holy Spirit to guide the process. We can each reflect on how we would answer the questions on the Agenda, and provide our feedback to the Members of the Plenary Council from our Diocese. You can email them at

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