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A message from Bishop McKenna
at Advent


Read Bishop McKenna's Advent Message

Bishop McKenna's Pastoral Letter 2016
Prayer the Church's Banquet 
This year, Bishop McKenna focused his Pastoral Letter on prayer and the important role prayer has in our everyday life.
Read the Pastoral Letter HERE 

Advent Novena

Saturday 17th Dec 6.00pm: 

St Joseph's Convent, Perthville

Sunday 18th Dec 9.30am:

Holy Spirit, Trunkey

Monday 19th Dec 11.00am: 

Holy Family, Kelso 

Tuesday 20th Dec 7.00pm:
St Dympna's, Burraga

Wednesday 21st Dec 7pm:
St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Church, Wattle Flat

Thurday 22nd Dec 7.00pm:
St Patrick's, Rockley

Friday 23rd Dec 5.45pm:
Cathedral of St Michael and St John, Bathurst

Saturday 24th Dec 9.00am:
Assumption Church, Bathurst 









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A great night of praise, worship, music and fun was held in Orange on Friday night. View the photos and find out more HERE

Christ the King Procession in Lithgow Parish
St Patrick's Parish in Lithgow recently held the Christ the King Procession. Read more HERE

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Read Pope Francis' Letter HERE> 

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A new independent company to be established by the Catholic Church to develop, audit and report on compliance with professional standards to protect children and vulnerable people was announced by church leaders this week. MORE>

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