Australian family to join international gathering of Catholic families

Posted November 3, 2017
The Hyland family from the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay in Sydney will represent the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference as their official family delegate at the World Meeting of Families (WMF) in Ireland next year. Shane and Leanne Hyland are members of St Mary of the Cross Church, Warnervale Parish, and have three children Joshua,… View Article

19,000+ Catholic school students start 2017 NSW HSC today

Posted October 16, 2017
A record 19,330 Catholic school students will start their NSW Higher School Certificate exams today. Catholic Schools NSW (CSNSW) – the state’s new representative body for Catholic education – said one in four students involved in the HSC is from a Catholic school, including some who will sit at least one HSC exam while still… View Article

National Mental Health Awareness Week

Posted October 11, 2017
Parishes across Australia are being encouraged to observe National Mental Health Awareness Week. In the media release from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Bishop Brady explains: “the Church has sought to observe this day as an opportunity to encourage a truly pastoral view that embraces the total community as the living Body of Christ. To… View Article

Pastoral Letter on the same-sex marriage postal survey

Posted October 6, 2017
Dear Brothers and Sisters I have been away from the diocese for the month of September attending a course for new bishops in Rome. As a consequence I have missed all of the discussion around the postal survey on same sex marriage. The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that as of the 29 September 57.5%… View Article

Brisbane to host PROCLAIM 2018

Posted October 3, 2017
For the first time, the Brisbane Archdiocese will host the national Proclaim Conference. PROCLAIM 2018 will focus on inspiring, equipping and encouraging parishes and Catholic communities to engage in Evangelisation and Renewal. The theme of this year’s Conference is “Make your home in me.” (Jn 15:4) PROCLAIM 2018 will run across three days from 12-14… View Article