Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst


Bishop requests the Diocese to unite in prayer for those affected by drought
Bishop McKenna has asked that the Diocese unite in prayer on Easter Sunday, for those who continue to be affected by the drought.
The Bishop has asked parishes to include in the Prayer of the Faithful, an intercession for rain and good weather for all people whose lives and livelihood rely on this blessing.


Bishop appoints College of Consultors and Clergy Appointments Board
Following discussions at the recent Priests’ Assembly, Bishop McKenna has announced appointments to the College of Consultors and Clergy Appointments Board.

Bishop's Lenten Message - 2015
Bishop Michael McKenna's Lenten message
for 2015 can be read HERE>

Holy Week and Easter Liturgy Times 2015
View the Holy Week schedule for your parish

 Spirituality in the Pub (SIP)
The next session of SIP is on Tuesday 31st March at The Oxford Tavern. Information about the guest speakers can be found HERE>

Shalom invites you to celebrate its 
40th Anniversary
Preparations are underway to celebrate 40 years of Shalom House of Prayer.  View your invitation
and find our more

Catholic Mission One Heart Many Voices Conference 18th - 25th May 2015
Catholic Mission invites you to celebrate and identify the graces, the inspiration and the challenges of living the joy of the Gospel and leading mission in Australia and globally by attending this conference.
FInd out MORE>  

Volunteers needed in the Kimberley
The Catholic Diocese of Broome is looking for
volunteers to work in the Kimberley region

Follow Bishop McKenna on Twitter


The Catholic Diocese of Bathurst
celebrates 150 years
as a Diocese in 2015
View details HERE> 


Art Union Tickets
now available online....


Catholic Observer

Pope Francis thanks the Diocese of Bathurst for its donation towards Peter's Pence
The Diocese of Bathurst raised more than $16,000 towards the 2014 Peter's Pence contribution. Read the letter from the Vatican acknowleding the donation HERE> 

Christians and Jains: together to promote
care of the elderly
The office of the Apostolic Nuncio has distributed the Goodwill Message of the Holy See on the Feast of Mahavir Jayanti.

Wake Up The World 
 The Year of Consecrated Life
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Pastoral Letter celebrating The Year of Consecrated LIfe can be read 

Project Compassion 2015 - Food For Life
Week 5: Christian's Story
With the help of Caritas Huacho, a new generation of young mountain farmers are working together to grow and harvest a wide variety of sustainable crops that will provide their families with security and food for life. 

Truth, Justice and Healing Council
Regular updates can be viewed

The 2015 Hope International Symposium
Adelaide 22nd -  23rd May 2015
This symposium has been developed by HOPE: preventing euthanasia & assisted suicide Inc.The symposium welcomes anyone who opposes euthanasia & assisted suicide.

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