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Fr Antony appointed as Priest in Residence, Coonamble
Bishop Michael McKenna has announced changes affecting the Parishes of Gulgong and Coonamble. From September, Father Antony Vattakkunnel cmi, will take up residence in Coonamble.

New Appointments Announced
 Bishop McKenna annouces new appointments to the Diocese of Bathurst. MORE>

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Internal works begin at the
Cathedral of St Michael and St John
The internal work of the Cathderal's restoration program will commence in early July. Further details can be found HERE> 


The Cathedral will be closed from
3rd July –  7th July
(open for the 5.45pm Friday Mass)
for work to begin. The Monday and Wednesday evening Masses that week will be in the
Parish Centre.

New Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane Ordained
Bishop McKenna was one of many Bishops from across Australia who concelebrated Mass in St. Stephen's Cathedral in Brisbane yesterday, as Bishop Kenneth Howell was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane. MORE>

Registration opens online for the ACYF

With seven months to go, online registrations are officially opened for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) in Sydney from 7-9 December 2017. MORE>

"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>

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