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In this Advent season of hope, will you share the miracle of Christmas with families in need?

CatholicCare supports vulnerable families in their efforts to build better relationships and give their children a positive start in life.


In this Advent season of hope, will you share the miracle of Christmas with families in need?

CatholicCare supports vulnerable families in their efforts to build better relationships and give their children a positive start in life.

The dream of installing a peal of bells at St Patrick's Cathedral dates to 1853.  In 2019, the arrival from England of eight specially commissioned bells, began the final chapter in an epic 167-year quest to install a 'ring' of bells in the spire of St Patrick's Cathedral.

On Tuesday 8 September at 6 pm, on the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, history will be made with the Blessing of the Bells of St Patrick's Cathedral by Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta.

You are invited to view the livestream of this momentous occasion on the following platforms:

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and charity..."

– 1 Corinthians 13:13

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Donors may choose to support all the works of faith, hope and charity on a monthly basis, and may choose to become a bronze level Ambassador of Faith, Hope and Charity.

Major Giving

Major Gifts to The Catholic Foundation will support our works of faith, hope and charity in the Diocese of Parramatta. Special pins are awarded to acknowledge extraordinary gifts and to recognise total giving reaching significant milestones.

Regular Giving

Donors can choose to support a single work of faith, hope or charity on a monthly basis.

News & Events

Celebrating the gift of sign languages and inclusion

Wednesday 23 September is a special day for our deaf community – it is the International Day of Sign Languages – the day where we celebrate the gift of sign languages, the natural language of deaf people. It’s also a day where we give thanks to our supporters, for enabling the vital work of the…

Ensuring the legacy of your lifetime lives on

  As Christian stewards, we are entrusted to use the gifts we are given wisely for the greater good of our family, our faith community and God’s kingdom. We all want to make a difference in the lives of our families, friends and in our communities. During national Include a Charity Week, 7 to 13…

St Finbar’s Legacies of Faith and Love

  During Include a Charity Week, which runs between 7 to 13 September, Australians are asked to consider the beneficial legacy that they can leave to the community by including a gift in their Will to causes close to their heart.  As Christian stewards, we are called to receive God’s gifts gratefully; cultivate them responsibly;…

Making a Will – why it’s essential and the “do’s and don’ts”

As Christians, we are called to steward God’s gifts gratefully, share them generously, and return them with increase. Making your Will enables you to safeguard your life’s work and the blessings God has given and support your values, loved ones, and causes close to your heart beyond your lifetime. During Include a Charity Week, which…

Granville parishioners enact corporal works of mercy to farewell a stranger

  Christopher Baker died alone. He had no friends and no family to attend his funeral. His one request when he passed away was to have his funeral performed in a Catholic Church. Little did Christopher know that he would be farewelled by the generous parishioners of Holy Trinity Parish, Granville. The funeral, held at…

Ephpheta Centre celebrates 40 years’ services to deaf community

  The deaf and hard of hearing community across Sydney have celebrated a milestone. On Sunday 4 August, the Ephpheta Centre celebrated their 40thanniversary with Mass and a luncheon. Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, was the principal celebrant for the Mass. Hundreds of Ephpheta Centre volunteers, members, families and friends were in…

Thanksgiving Offertory

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Collossians 3:17

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PO Box 3094

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