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Bishop McKenna's Lenten Message 2016

Read Bishop Michael McKenna's Lenten message HERE> 

St. Patrick's Day Celebration
17th March 2016
Kick up your heels at the St. Patrick's Day celebrations planned as our first Sesquicentenary event for 2016. The event will take place at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre from 6.30pm. Tickets are on sale now at BMEC or at the Chancery office.
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Seminar on "The Theology of The Trinity and Grace" Saturday 20th February, 2016
The Permanent Diaconate Formation Team invites all interested people to attend a seminar conducted by Professor Neil Ormerod, author and lecturer at the Australian Catholic University.
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PASTORAL LETTER 2015
As Pope Francis launched the Year of Mercy, Bishop Michael McKenna released his Pastoral Letter, God the Father of Mercies.
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Jubilee of Mercy
Merciful like the Father

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Join Bishop Michael and the
Diocesan pilgrimage at World Youth Day 2016.
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The Catholic Diocese of Bathurst
Celebrating 150 years
 

 

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Catholic Observer

DESIGNING THE INTERIOR OF A CHURCH
The restoration of the Cathedral is an opportune time to look at the internal arrangement of the building. A series of fact sheets will be developed to inform parishioners about the internal elements of the Catherdral. Part 1 is available HERE>

FIRST PERMANENT DEACONS FOR THE DIOCESE ORDAINED
On Friday 5th February, in a first for our Diocese, Bishop McKenna ordained Charles Applin and Terry Mahony to the Permanent Diaconate at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. John. MORE> 


PROJECT COMPASSION 2016 -
PUT YOUR COMPASSION INTO ACTION
 Caritas Australia has launched its annual Project Compassion appeal – one of Australia’s largest humanitarian fundraising and awareness-raising campaigns. MORE> 

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ACBC DELEGATE FOR REFUGEES SPEAKS OUT AGAINST HIGH COURT RULING
Bishop Vincent Long, the ACBC's delegate for refugees has released a statement regarding the High Court's decision on offshore processing.
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BOOK LAUNCH HIGHTLIGHTS ORANGE PARISH'S HISTORICAL WINDOWS
Well known photographer, Robert Bruce, will launch his new book The Hardman Windows at St Joseph's Church Orange - 1874-1912 in Orange on Friday 12th February. MORE>


HOLY WEEK RITUAL TO INCLUDE WOMEN

The foot washing ceremony on Holy Thursday can now include women, according to a decree from the Vatican released today. MORE>

 

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