Thursday, October 6, 2011

AUSTRALIA: PARRAMATTA: FR. PARAS RETIRES AFTER 30 YEARS

DIOCESE OF PARRAMATTA REPORT: Father Renato Paras has retired from full-time ministry as Parish Priest of St Aidan’s Parish Rooty Hill.

To celebrate Fr Renato's 30 years of providing pastoral care in Sydney the Filipino community is staging a theatrical presentation entitled PARASayo, Ama on Saturday 22 October 2011.

Fr Renato Paras

The concert starts at 5pm in The Hills Centre, 1a Carrington Road, Castle Hill.

Tickets are $40 with proceeds going to the Clergy Support Foundation.

Tickets: Bob Mendoza 0425 444 818.

On Sunday 30 October 2011, the Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, will preside at a Mass of Thanksgiving at 2pm in St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Following Mass there will be fellowship in the parish hall.

The Filipino Chaplaincy in Sydney was established in February 1981 when Cardinal James Freeman certified Fr Renato as Chaplain of the Filipino community in New South Wales.

Fr Renato was designated the Filipino Chaplain for the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta when the Diocese was created in 1986. He stepped down from the chaplaincy in 1993 to be incardinated into the Parramatta Diocese.

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