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A message from Bishop McKenna about proposed changes to Legislation
Bishop McKenna has issued a letter addressing three current legislative proposals - with the common thread being religious freedom. MORE>

Bishop's Message on Christian Marriage
Read Bishop McKenna's message about
Christian Marriage HERE>

Internal works begin at the 
Cathedral of St Michael and St John
The internal work of the Cathderal's restoration program is underway. Further details can be found HERE> 


The 5.45pm Cathedral Weekday Masses will be held in the Cathedral Parish Centre until further notice. 


Volunteers needed for the Kimberley Catholic Volunteer Service
 The Diocese of Broome, WA, requires volunteers to assist with the work of the local Church in the Kimberley. Find out more HERE>

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Catholic Observer

Catholic Observer - September 2017 
out now


Read the 50th Anniversary edition of the Catholic Observer HERE>

Social Justice Sunday - 24 September 2017
We celebrate Social Justice Sunday on 24 September. This year, the Australian Bishops’ Social Justice Statement is titled: ‘Everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy’. The Statement calls for an economy that is founded on justice and offers dignity and inclusion to every person. MORE> 

Celebrations for the
Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Orange
The Parish of St Mary and St Joseph, Orange held its third patronal feast day of Our Lady at St Mary’s Catholic Church on 10thSeptember. MORE>

"Dear Friends in Christ,
In my Lenten message this year, 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>

Professional Standards Complaint Line: 

Ph: 1300 369 977

Police Assistance Line: 131 444

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