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Bishop McKenna's Advent Message 2017

Bishop Michael has released his annual Advent Message entitled "What are we waiting for?"
The messge can be read HERE>


A Pastoral Letter to God's People of the
Diocese of Bathurst

Bishop  McKenna has issued his
Pastoral Letter for 2017. It is available to read HERE>

2018 Clergy Appointments

Bishop McKenna has announced clergy appointmentss for the upcoming year. Details can be found HERE>

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Catholic Observer

The December 2017 issue of the
Catholic Observer is out now!
Read it HERE>

Pope Francis names
Fr Brian Mascord fifth Bishop of Wollongong

The Holy Father has appointed Fr Brian Mascord, currently the Vicar General of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, the fifth Bishop of Wollongong. MORE>

The Diocese of Bathurst is calling for expressions of interest for interested families to attend 
WMOF 2018, to be held in Dublin, Ireland. 
Find out more HERE>

"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>

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Ph: 1300 369 977

Police Assistance Line: 131 444


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