Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst

                                      

Blessing of a statue of
St Mary of the Cross MacKillop

Monday 8th August, 5.15pm
Bishop Michael McKenna invites you to join him when he will bless a statue of 
St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop at 5.15pm on her Solemnity, 8th August 2016 in the grounds of the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. John MORE>

SAVE THE DATE
Sesquicentenary Multi-Cultural Lunch - 
One Faith, Many Cultures
 Sunday, 25th September 2016
 To be hosted by St Brigid's Parish, Dubbo, this luncheon will be a celebration of the many cultures that make up our diverse Diocese MORE>

BLAST 2016
20 - 21 AUGUST 2016

 

BLAST is a festival of faith for young people in the age range of Year 6 to Year 9. It is an experience that can lead to an explosion of possibilities in their lives. Find out more and register HERE

Second Rite of Reconciliation in each Parish

 In this Year of Mercy, Bishop Michael McKenna will visit every parish to preside at a Second Rite of Reconciliation.

This is taking up the call of Pope Francis for all Catholics to rediscover the beauty of this Sacrament of Penance and the peace and strength that God offers us in the midst of his Church.

 Bishop McKenna will preside at the Second Rite at the following parishes: 

Coonamble: 12th August, 6pm

Gilgandra: 19th August, 6pm

Wellington: 26th August, 7pm

Dunnedoo: 31st August, 6pm

Coonabarabran: 1st September, 6pm 

Follow Bishop Michael McKenna on Twitter
@BishopBathurst 

                             

Jubliee of Mercy
     Merciful like the Father  
   

 

    Information and resources can be
       found HERE    

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016

Follow the events of WYD 2016 and the
Pilgrims from our Diocese HERE>

Read about the Diocesan Sesquicententary
News and Events HERE>

                            

This website is viewed best on either

   

Catholic Observer

OUR WYD PILGRIMS ARE IN LODZ, POLAND!
After three days in Rome, our WYD Pilgrims have arrived in Lodz in the lead up to World Youth Day in Krakow. Stay up to date with their travels HERE> 

Meet our WYD Pilgrims
On 14th July, 16 pilgrims from our Diocese will begin a Journey of Mercy to World Youth Day 2016 (WYD) in Krakow, Poland. Meet some of our Pilgrims HERE>

Read about how our Pilgrims prepared for the Journey of Mercy HERE>

Follw Australia's and our Diocesan Pilgrims WYD Journey with live Webcasts from XT3
Follow Australia’s journey to the city of mercy as 2,500 World Youth Day pilgrims travelling to Poland with the live web cast of events from Krakow through the digital platform Xt3.com. MORE>  

Call to Candidacy as Permanent Deacon
 Mr Mike Williams will be admitted as a Candidate for Ordination to the Diaconate on Wednesday 10th August 2016. Bishop McKenna will celebrate Mass at St Patrick's Church, Wellington at 6pm followed by supper. For more information, please contact the
St Patrick's Parish Office, Wellington.

 Fr Greg Bellamy makes a pilgrimage to Santiago, Spain
 Fr Greg writes from Santiago about the Camino of                           Christian Life. MORE>                                                

                                 

Regular updates can be viewed HERE>

 
Professional Standards Complaint Line: 
Ph: 1300 369 977

Police Assistance Line: 131 444

Royal Commision Support Line:
Ph: 1800 099 340

   CDF ONLINE 

 

               


↑ Back to top