Bishop Homeming’s Christmas Message 2017

Posted December 7, 2017
This year has raced by. It only feels like a month since I made my new year’s resolution, and it is now almost Christmas. I suspect that you are also wondering where 2017 has gone. 2017 was filled with the busyness, concerns, joys and sadnesses of our everyday lives. The year has come to a… View Article

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