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A message from Bishop McKenna. MORE

The Sacrament of Penance and Abortions
Read a message from Bishop Michael McKenna about the Sacrament of Penance and abortion HERE

Bishop McKenna's pastoral message on Christian Marriage

Spirituality in the Pub (SIP)
The next SIP will be held on Tuesday 29th September at 7.30pm at the Oxford Tavern.
Find out more HERE> 

Attention Collectors!
A small number of sesquicentenary envelopes with first day issue sesqui postmark are available for purchase. MORE

Position Vacant - Manager Kalumburu Mission

The Catholic Diocese of Broome is urgently seeking a Manager for Kalumburu Mission in the far north of the Diocese.
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Truth, Justice and Healing Council
Regular updates can be viewed  HERE>

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The Catholic Diocese of Bathurst
Celebrating 150 years


Information about updates and events
organised by the Diocesan Assembly Council
can be viewed HERE> 

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Fathers' Day Appeal - 5th and 6th September
 This weekend, as we celebrate Fathers' Day, we ask for you to consider supporting our annual Fathers' Day Appeal in support of our retired pirests in the Diocese. MORE>

FCBCO release Climate Change Statement
The Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences Oceania released a statement on climate changed to be delivered to the COP21 meeting in Paris.
Read the statement HERE>


Renewal of Marriage Promises
Sunday 4th October 
You are invited to take part in this year’s renewal of Marriage promises during the 10.00am Mass in the Cathedral of St. Michael and St.John on Sunday 4th October 2015. MORE>

Mass at historic "Macquarie"
3rd October 2015
Bishop McKenna will celebrate Mass at historic “Macquarie“ on Saturday 3rd October, 2015 at 11am as part of the Diocese’s Sesquicentenary celebrations. MORE>


Diocesan Pilgrimage
You are invited to join Bishop McKenna on a sesquicentenary pilgrimage around the Diocese to meet and pray with other members of our widespread Diocesan Family. MORE> 

A reflection of Mercy ~ Sister Miriam Gibbons
At recent Jubilee celebrations in Bathurst, Sister Patricia Powell acknowledged Sister Miriam Gibbons and, in doing so gives, a picture of Mercy at work in the world. MORE>

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