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Bishop McKenna's Easter Message 2016

Read Bishop Michael McKenna's Easter message HERE>

Bishop Michael has recently returned Nagaland, India and writes about his visit HERE>  

Long Lunch
To launch the wonderful Survivors exhibition, the next long lunch at Shalom will be held on 
Sunday 22nd May. Find out more HERE>

With 120 days to go, registrations for PROCLAIM 2016 have now opened with great Early Bird rates available MORE>

MAX 16 - A National Catholic Event for Men
15 - 17 July 2016
menALIVE for Christ (MAX) is an annual gathering of men from across Australia and NZ in Brisbane, who seek to be encouraged by one another in their faith journey as real men of God. MORE> 



Follow the Diocesan pilgrimage at
World Youth Day 2016 HERE>

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Jubilee of Mercy
Merciful like the Father

Information and resources
can be found HERE>

The Catholic Diocese of Bathurst
Celebrating 150 years


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Two New Candidates for Ordination
Bishop Michael McKenna has recently announced that he will admit Mr Joshua Clayton and Mr Mike Williams as Candidates for Ordination to the Diaconate. MORE>

Feedback from Seminar on Sacramental Preparation
Early last month, a seminar was held to discuss current programs for sacramental preparations and how they might be improved. Read about the discussions 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.

The dates so far are:   

Blayney -  April 26th at 7.00 pm;

Oberon – April 27th at 7.30pm;

 Orange – April 28th at 7.00pm;

 Lithgow – April 29th at 6.00pm;

 Bathust - May 13th at 7.00pm

Dubbo – June 3rd at 6.00pm; 

Mudgee – June 17th at 7.00pm

Watch as more dates are added and join in celebrating God's mercy with your fellow parishioners.


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