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150 years of the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst 

St. Patrick's Day Celebration
17th March 2016
Kick up your heals with the Nodding Thistles who will perform at the St. Patrick's Day Celebrations planned as our first Sesquicentenary event for 2016. The event will take place at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre from 7.00pm. Tickets are on sale now at BMEC or at the Chancery office.
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Seminar on
"The Theology of The Trinity and Grace"
Saturday 20th February, 2016
The Permanent Diaconate Formation Team invites all interested people to attend a seminar conducted by Professor Neil Ormerod, author and lecturer at the Australian Catholic University.
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PASTORAL LETTER 2015
As Pope Francis launched the Year of Mercy, Bishop Michael McKenna released his Pastoral Letter, God the Father of Mercies.
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Jubilee of Mercy
Merciful like the Father

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Catholic Observer

ACBC DELEGATE FOR REFUGEES SPEAKS OUT AGAINST HIGH COURT RULING
Bishop Vincent Long, the ACBC's delegate for refugees has released a statement regarding the High Court's decision on offshore processing.
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ORDINATION A FIRST

On Friday 5th February, in a first for our Diocese, Bishop McKenna will ordain two men to the Permanent Diaconate in the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. John. MORE> 

BOOK LAUNCH HIGHTLIGHTS ORANGE PARISH'S HISTORICAL WINDOWS
Well known photographer, Robert Bruce, will launch his new book The Hardman Windows at St Joseph's Church Orange - 1874-1912 in Orange on Friday 12th February. MORE>


12 HOUR DINNER TO ASSIST
RESTORATION APPEAL
Enjoy a two course dinner whilst listening to Champions Mika Salo, Toni Vilander and Will Davison relive memories, on and off the iconic track.  MORE>

HOLY WEEK RITUAL TO INCLUDE WOMEN
The foot washing ceremony on Holy Thursday can now include women, according to a decree from the Vatican released today. MORE>

 Truth, Justice and Healing Council
Regular updates can be viewed  HERE>

 


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