About Us

The Catholic Observer is the quarterly magazine of the Diocese of Bathurst in rural NSW, which covers an area of 103,680 sq km.

It has a circulation of 7,250 copies, distributed through the 19 parishes and 33 schools within the Diocese and is staffed by two part-time employees ~ Freelance Designer Jacqui Callcut, who is based in Sydney and Kimbalee Clews who works from the Chancery Office in Bathurst.

The Magazine is a means of communication for the parishes within our widespread Diocese, we try to carry Christ's work forward by relaying the simple, but wonderful, happenings in every-day Catholic life. Believing the "news and views" of our entire Diocesan family are important, we encourage centres, large and small, to "tell their story" in words - even, sometimes, just with a picture. We try to keep readers informed about the universal Church and to integrate an element of education also.

Features and special articles are also an important part of the Catholic Observer. Through them, readers are often offered a different  perspective on important issues - not just facts, but rather a real Christian/Catholic insight into matters.

We welcome short articles and photographs for inclusion in the Catholic Observer Magazine.