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A message from Bishop McKenna -
Let's rediscover the gift of the Rosary

Bishop Michael's message for October asks us to rediscover the Rosary. Read it HERE>

A guide to praying the Rosary is available HERE>

 A message from Bishop McKenna about proposed changes to Legislation
Bishop McKenna has issued a letter addressing three current legislative proposals - with the common thread being religious freedom. MORE>

Bishop's Message on Christian Marriage
Read Bishop McKenna's message about
Christian Marriage HERE>

Internal work in the Cathedral
The internal work of the Cathderal's restoration program is now underway. Further details can be found HERE> 


5.45pm Cathedral Weekday Masses will be held in the Cathedral Parish Centre until further notice. 


Volunteers needed for the
Kimberley Catholic Volunteer Service
 The Diocese of Broome, WA, requires volunteers to assist with the work of the local Church in the Kimberley. Find out more HERE>

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New Manager, Financial Services joins the Chancery Team

Michelle Dempsey has recently joined the team at the Bathurst Chancery Office in the position of Manager, Financial Services. MORE>

The Leadership for Mission Program
for Young Catholic Woman

The Leadership for Mission Program is designed by and for women who are inspired by the Gospel vision of justice, freedom and the dignity of the human person. MORE>

Seminarian Karl Sinclair to be admitted as a Candidate for Ordination 

Bishop Michael McKenna will admit 
Karl Sinclair 
as a Candidate for Ordination 
on Sunday 12 November at 10am Mass at the Cathedral of St Michael and St John. 
Eveyone is most welcome to attend.

Bishop McKenna to speak at 
Shalom Long Lunch, Carcoar

Bishop Michael McKenna will be the guest speaker at the next Shalom Long Lunch with the title of his presentation being "Ask Mary". 
The Long Lunch will take place on Sunday 22 October. Find out more HERE>

2017 Diocesan Pastoral Council
Annual Assembly

The Annual Assembly of the Diocesan Pastoral Council will be held on 28 and 29 October 2017.

This annual meeting of the whole Council is a time to meld experience and wisdom and explore what might be possible for our Diocese into the future.  

Bishop McKenna urges our Diocesan family to pray for a fruitful Assembly. 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>

Professional Standards Complaint Line: 

Ph: 1300 369 977

Police Assistance Line: 131 444

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