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A message from the Bishop about the death of Father Beavan 
With sadness and with hope in the Resurrection, I write to inform you of the death of Father John Beaven PE., at Holy Spirit Home in Dubbo on Thursday 25th June, 2015. 

Join Bishop McKenna and Catholic Mission on a 7 Day Visit to Timor-Leste
You are invited to join Bishop McKenna and Catholic Mission, on a seven day trip to Timor-Leste to participate in the Eucharistic celebration for the Opening and Blessing of the St. John de Brito Chapel in Timor-Leste in December, 2015.

Truth, Justice and Healing Council 
Regular updates can be viewed


11th July: Aboriginal Spirituality meets Catholic Faith - You are invited to a day to deepen understanding and encourage full participation of Indigenous Catholics in our local church. MORE>

25th - 26th July: Proclaiming the Word of God Effectivley - All readers in the Diocese, as well as those interested in becoming a reader, are invited to development day to better understand the vital role readers play in liturgies. MORE>

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 love.  MORE>

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


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The Catholic Diocese of Bathurst
celebrates 150 years
as a Diocese in 2015


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


Catholic Observer

Changes to parish boundaries within the Diocese of Bathurst announced
On 1st July 2015, changes will come into effect that realign the parish boundaries of Eugowra, Canowindra, Orange and Cowra.

Bishop McKenna delivers a pastoral message on Christian Marriage
Bishop Michael McKenna has prepared a pastoral message on Christian Marriage for the people of our Diocese. The message can be read

Celebrations to mark 150 years of the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst
The weekend of 19th - 21st June saw the Diocese of Bathurst come together and celebrate its sesquicentenary in many wonderful ways.

Pope Francis sends the Diocese of Bathust a message of congratulations
Read the message HERE> 

Eve wins a brand new Mazda in the Cathedral Restoration Appeal's Art Union
The Cathedral Restoration Appeal’s Art Union No. 2 has been drawn and Eve Capper was the lucky winner of a brand new Mazada3, worth more than $28,000 

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 

Bishop McKenna annouces Deacons for the Diocese of Bathurst
 Bishop Michael McKenna has annouced that Mr Charles Applin of Wallerawang and Mr Terry Mahony of Bathurst, will be admitted as Candidates for Ordination as Deacons on Sunday 9th August 2015.


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