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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>

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: 

Wellington: 26th August, 7pm

Dunedoo: 31st August, 6pm

Coonabarabran: 1st September, 6pm 

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Jubliee of Mercy
     Merciful like the Father  


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Catholic Observer

Migrant and Refugee Sunday
28th August 2016
In this Year of Mercy, we must enact a culture of encounter, welcome and acceptance in practical, personal and communal ways, says Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv. MORE>

Two new bishops ordained in the Archdiocese of Sydney
The Episcopal Ordination of the Most Reverend Anthony Randazzo and Most Reverend Richard Umbers took place at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney on Wendesday 24 August 2016.  MORE> 

Feast of the Assumption
Combined Schools Mass, Bathurst
On the Feast of the Assumption, more than 1,500 students and staff from the four Bathurst Catholic primary schools joined together to celebrate this special feast day. More>

Blessing of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop statue
On  Monday 8th August 2016, the Solemnity of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, a beautiful statue of St Mary MacKillop was blessed by Bishop McKenna at the grounds of the Cathedral of St Michael and St JohnMORE> 


 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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