From the Administrator's Desk

Dear Cathedral Parishioners,

On Monday Fr Bob Bossini will commence his appointment as Dean and Parish Priest of St Patrick’s. I’m sure that you will make him welcome to Parramatta and the life of this community.

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New Assistant Priest

Hello from Fr Michael

Dear Parishioners,

My name is Fr Michael Gitau Gathuku and I have been appointed Assistant Parish Priest at St Patrick’s Cathedral. I thought it timely to give a bit of background as to how my journey has led me here.

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From the Dean's desk

Introducing the new Parish Priest and Dean of the Cathedral

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to have been appointed Parish Priest and Dean of the Cathedral parish of St Patrick’s, Parramatta. It is a mission that I take seriously and with much enthusiasm, as it stands as a unique ministry within our Diocese. I hope and pray that our time together will be fruitful and beneficial, personally, as a Parish and for the Diocese.

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From the Administrator's Desk

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Cathedral Parishioners,

The images emerging from fleeing members of the Yazidi sect on Mount Sinjar and Christians by the so called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant militants are very harrowing indeed.

In this country where freedom of religion is one of our most cherished values we take it for granted that our right to gather as a religious group – in our case the Catholic Church – is embedded in our social framework.

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From the Administrator's Desk

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear People of St Patrick’s Parish,

In anthropology, liminality (from the Latin word limen, means "a threshold" and is used technically to describe what happens to people when they celebrate a ritual. During a ritual's liminal stage, participants "stand at the threshold" between their previous way of structuring their identity, time, or community, and a new way, which the ritual establishes.

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