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A Message from Bishop McKenna ~
Child Protection Sunday 2016 
Sunday 11 September was Child Protection Sunday. Read Bishop Michael's message HERE>  

World Day of Prayer for Peace
20th September 2016
Pope Francis called for a World Day of Prayer for Peace. The theme of the day is ’Thirst for peace: faiths and cultures in dialogue’. MORE>



Sesquicentenary Multi-Cultural Lunch - 
One Faith, Many Cultures
 Sunday, 25th September 2016
 To be hosted by St Brigid's Parish, Dubbo, this luncheon will be a celebration of the many cultures that make up our diverse Diocese MORE>


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Jubliee of Mercy
     Merciful like the Father  


    Information and resources can be
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News and Events HERE>



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Catholic Observer

Catholic Observer September Issue
The September issue of the Catholic Observer is out now. You can view it HERE>

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>

 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>

Professional Standards Complaint Line: 
Ph: 1300 369 977

Police Assistance Line: 131 444

Royal Commision Support Line:
Ph: 1800 099 340

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