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Bishop Matthew Quinn and the Development of Catholic Education in NSW 1865 -1885

As part of the closing celebrations of the sesquicentenary of the Diocese of Bathurst, Bishop McKenna will launch a book about Bishop Matthew Quinn on Wednesday 26th October in the Cathedral Parish Centre (entrance via Keppel Street) at 2.30pm. MORE>

Sesquicentenary Closing Celebrations
29 - 30 October 2016 
The weekend of 29th - 30th October marks 150 years since the arrival of the First Bishop of Bathurst, Matthew Quinn along with seven Sisters of Mercy from Ireland, and will see the closing of the sesquicentenary celebrations. Details about the closing weekend events can be found HERE

The Diocese of Broome urgently needs volunteers! 
The Diocese of Broome is currently urgently seeking volunteersto assist with the work of the local Church on Aboriginal Missions. MORE>

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Jubliee of Mercy
     Merciful like the Father  


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Cathedral Restoration Parish Consultation
You are invited to take part in a process of consultation and discussion about the Cathedral Restoration regarding proposed changes to the interior of the Cathedral and the landscaping around the Cathedral. Find out MORE>

Caritas network responds to Hurricane Matthew
Local Caritas staff, partners and volunteers are responding in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

Sr Kathy Jennings leaves on Mission to
Timor Leste
A large number of Josephite Sisters gathered at Mary MacKillop's Chapel, North Sydney to rejoice and pray for Sister Kathy Jennings as she leaves to begin her two year mission to Timor Leste. MORE>

Social Justice Statement 2016-17: A Place at the Table: Social justice in an aging society
The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2016–17 is titled ‘A Place at the Table: Social justice in an ageing society’. has been launched on 6th September. MORE>


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