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Bishop McKenna's Easter Message 2016

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World Youth Day 2016. MORE>

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Jubilee of Mercy
Merciful like the Father

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The Catholic Diocese of Bathurst
Celebrating 150 years


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Second Rite of Reconciliation in each Parish

 In this Year of Mercy, Bishop Michael McKenna will visit every parish to preside at a Second Rite of Reconciliation.

This is taking up the call of Pope Francis for all Catholics to rediscover the beauty of this Sacrament of Penance and the peace and strength that God offers us in the midst of his Church.

The dates so far are:   

Blayney -  April 26th at 7.00 pm;

Oberon – April 27th at 7.30pm;

 Orange – April 28th at 7.00pm;

 Lithgow – April 29th at 6.00pm;

 Dubbo – June 3rd at 6.00pm; 

Mudgee – June 17th at 7.00pm

Watch out as more dates are added and come celebrate God's mercy with your fellow parishioners.

Amoris Laetitia ‘The Joy of Love: On Love in the Family’

  The Holy Father has prepared a new Apostolic Exhortation on the family, in which he presents and develops the results of the two Synods on this subject. The Exhortation is available HERE>

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference media release about "Amoris Laetitia" can be found



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