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BISHOP McKENNA'S EASTER MESSAGE

 Bishop McKenna has released his message for Easter. Read it HERE


PROJECT COMPASSION

EMPOWERING AUSTRALIANS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO THE WORLD

WEEK 6
Nguyet's story from Vietnam

Nguyet is a teenager living with a disability in a small town in Vietnam. She lived the first 14 years of her life isolated at home. Her disability restricted her movements and any chance of going to school. 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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Catholic Observer

CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA DEEPLY SADDEN BY SRI LANKAN ATTACKS

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president, Archbishop Mark Coleridge has expressed shock at the attacks in Sri Lanka that have left many dead, including Catholics attending Easter celebrations. MORE>

PRAYERS AS ANGLICAN BISHOP RETIRES

On Thursday 11th April 2019, Bishop Michael McKenna presided over Solemn Vespers, in thanksgiving and prayer for the ministry of Bishop Ian Palmer, Anglican Bishop of Bathurst. 
The liturgy was livestreamed and be view HERE
Information about the evening can be viewed HERE

GLENRAY INDUSTRIES OFFICIALLY OPENS NEW LAUNDRY

On 5 April, Glenray Industries officially opened its commercial laundry facilities following the devastating fire in May 2018. Fr Paul Devitt blessed the building which was opened by The Hon. Andrew Gee, Member for Calare. MORE>

ST PAUL'S SCHOOL, NAGALAND OPENED BY BISHOP MCKENNA

Bishop Michael McKenna recenlty visited the  Diocese of Kohima, Nagaland where he officiated at the opening and blessing of the St Paul School in
 
Sanis. MORE>

NEW REPORT ON CATHOLICS IN AUSTRALIA

The National Centre for Pastoral Research (NCPR) yesterday released the Social Profile of the Catholic Community in Australia, based on information contained in the 2016 Census. MORE>

SAFE CHURCH AWARENESS TRAINING

The aim of the Safe Church Awareness Training is to equip individuals in safeguarding best practice.
Workshops will be held in Orange, Lithgow, Cowra, Gilgandra and Duboo over the next few months

More information and registration details can be found HERE>

 


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