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A message from Bishop McKenna. MORE> 

Bishop McKenna's pastoral message on
Christian Marriage

Attention Collectors!
A small number of sesquicentenary envelopes with first day issue sesqui postmark are available for purchase. MORE> 

Position Vacant - Manager Kalumburu Mission

The Catholic Diocese of Broome is in urgent need for volunteers to assist in their mission parishes located in remote aboriginal communities. The Diocese is urgently seeking a Manager for Kalumburu Mission in the far north of the Diocese.
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14th - 16th August: Lovesgift Retreat for Couples at Shalom, Carcoar - Take the time to focus on each other as a couple, learn how to communicate better and remember why you first fell in loveMORE>

28th - 30th August: NSW/ACT State RCIA Conference - Hosted by the Diocese of Broken Bay with the theme Go Make Disciples, the conference is for clergy and RCIA teams from NSW and ACT MORE>

1st Sept: National Launch of World Mission Month 2015 with Bishop McKenna -
Catholic Mission's World Mission Month will be launched at St. Stanislaus College at 11am.  All welcome.

5th, 12th & 19th Sept: The Diocesan Assembly Council in conjunction with the Diocesan Liturgy Commission have organised formation days for presiders of Sunday Worship in the Absence of a Priest (SWAP). MORE> 

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The Catholic Diocese of Bathurst
Celebrating 150 years



Information about updates and events
organised by the Diocesan Assembly Council
can be viewed HERE> 


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Catholic Observer

National Vocations Awareness Week 
2nd - 9th August 2015 
National Vocations Awareness Week (NVAW) provides an opportunity for all Australian Catholic organisations to focus on the 'call to holiness'.  Read more

Proclaimers of the Word come together 
The Diocesan Assembly Council's "Proclaiming the Word of God Effectively" events, held in Baradine and Lithgow, prove to be wonderful sessions providing insights to many. MORE> 


Eucharistic Congress Opportunity
The Diocese is looking to send a group of people to Cebu, The Philippines, in January 2016 for the 51st Eucharistic Congress. MORE> 

Successful day in Dubbo
The Diocesan Assembly Council's "Aboriginal Spirituality meets Catholic Faith" day held in Dubbo on 11th July was hailed as a great success.MORE> 

Bishop McKenna welcomes Pope's new encyclical
Bishop Michael McKenna welcomes Pope Francis' much anticipated encyclical entitled Care for Our Common Home. Read Bishop McKenna's statement and the Encyclical HERE>


"Let The Bells Ring Out" The Story of Shalom House of Prayer
To coincide with Shalom’s 40th Anniversary, Helen Bowers has written an historical account of Shalom. View further information and purchase the book.  HERE>

Truth, Justice and Healing Council
Regular updates can be viewed  HERE>


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