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Bishop McKenna's Lenten Message 2018

Bishop McKenna's Lenten Message is available to read HERE>

New Diocesan policies released for the Sacrament of Confirmation and
Celebration Funerals

Bishop Michael McKenna has recently released new policies regarding the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Celebration of Funerals within the Diocese of Bathurst. The policies can be accessed HERE>

2018 Clergy Appointments

 Details of Clergy appointments from 5th January  can be found HERE>


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Find out about the
Diocese of Bathurst Pilgrimage to
World Youth Day 2019 HERE


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Catholic Observer

Pope Francis has approved the Australian Catholic Bishops’ decision to hold a Plenary Council in Australia in 2020 and 2021. We are invited to reflect on the question: “What do you think God is asking of us in Australia?” MORE>

The Holy Father delivers his
Lenten Message for 2018

The 2018 Message of Pope Francis for Lent is titled "Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold" (Matthew 24:12). MORE>

Week 5: Ditosa's Story, Mozambique

In Mozambique, a country where over 10 per cent of adults live with HIV, Caritas Australia is working with local communities to create sustainable education and work opportunities.MORE>

"Dear Friends in Christ,
In my Lenten message of 2017, I asked for our local church to become a community ready to listen to, accompany and assist those among us who suffered childhood sexual abuse in our schools, orphanages and parishes."

Read more HERE>

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