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Sesquicentenary Closing Celebrations
29 - 30 October 2016 

The weekend of 29th - 30th October marks 150 years since the arrival of the First Bishop of Bathurst, Matthew Quinn along with seven Sisters of Mercy from Ireland, and will see the closing of the sesquicentenary celebrations. Details about the closing weekend events can be found HERE

The Diocese of Broome urgently needs volunteers! 
The Diocese of Broome is currently urgently seeking volunteersto assist with the work of the local Church on Aboriginal Missions. MORE>

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Jubliee of Mercy
     Merciful like the Father  


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Book lauched as part of Sesquicentenary Celebrations 
On Wednesday 26th Ocotober, Bishop McKenna launched a book by Br Brian Sweeney entitled "BIshop Matthew Quinn and the Development of Catholic Education in NSW 1865 - 1885"

2016 Diocesan Assembly
The Diocesan Assembly will take place this weekend. Representatives from parishes across the Diocese will join together and be commissioned as the newly formed Diocesan Pastoral Council.

Caritas network responds to Hurricane Matthew
Local Caritas staff, partners and volunteers are responding in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

Sr Kathy Jennings leaves on Mission to
Timor Leste
A large number of Josephite Sisters gathered at Mary MacKillop's Chapel, North Sydney to rejoice and pray for Sister Kathy Jennings as she leaves to begin her two year mission to Timor Leste. MORE>

Social Justice Statement 2016-17: A Place at the Table: Social justice in an aging society
The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2016–17 is titled ‘A Place at the Table: Social justice in an ageing society’. has been launched on 6th September. MORE>

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