Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst



Manager, Financial Services
The Diocese is seeking a Manager, Financial Services who is suitably skilled, experienced and has the ability to manage the implementation of the diocesan financial strategy. MORE>

Catholic Prison Chaplain,
Applications are invited from suitably qualified and motivated persons for the position of Catholic Prison Chaplain to the newly established Macquarie Correctional Centre at Wellington NSW. MORE>

RISE Youth Festival
27th - 28th September 
Ridgecrest Convention Centre

RISE is aimed at youth from Years 6 to 9.
Find out more and register HERE>

Sacramentality and the School Sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist and Reconciliation
22, 23, 24 August 2017
Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst welcomes Rev Dr Elio Capra who will present three formation days in locations across the Diocese, about the Sacraments and school aged children.

Find out more HERE>

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> 


During winter, the 5.45pm Cathedral Weekday Masses will be held in the Cathedral Parish Centre. 

Volunteers needed for the Kimberley Catholic Volunteer Service
The Diocese of Broome, WA, requires volunteers to assist with the work of the local Church in the Kimberley. Find out more HERE>

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A two by two experience: 
The  Neo-Catechumenal Way
Recently, the Diocese of Bathurst was visited by two members of the Neo-Catechumenal Way. Read about their experiences HERE>

Catholic Bishops Urge Care for Sea & People of West Papua

The Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania urge care for the sea and support the indigenous people of West Papua.

Read the statement HERE>

Palms Volunteer Recruitment 2018
Palms Australia has been recruiting Australian Catholics to meet the request of communities in various countries for over 56 years. Find out how you can become involved HERE>

The Diocese of the Bathurst is introducing a new initiative known as The Ministry Formation Program (MFP). The program intends to inspire and equip men and women to work in different forms of ministry across the Diocese.

Long Lunch at
Shalom House of Prayer
‘The Pioneering Spirit Lives On’
Sunday 3rd September from 12noon - 3pm

John and Maggie Saddington will unfold the stories of their early pioneering family’s adventures.

 Find out more and book HERE>

"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>

Professional Standards Complaint Line: 

Ph: 1300 369 977

Police Assistance Line: 131 444



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