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A message from Bishop McKenna. MORE> 

Bishop McKenna's pastoral message on
Christian Marriage

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.

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>

28th - 30th August: NSW/ACT State RCIA Conference - Hosted by the Diocese of Broken Bay with the theme Go Make Disciples, the conference is for clergy and RCIA teams from NSW and ACT 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  HERE>

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The Catholic Diocese of Bathurst
Celebrating 150 years



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


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Proclaimers of the Word come together 
The Diocesan Assembly Council's "Proclaiming the Word of God Effectively" events, held in Baradine and Lithgow, prove to be wonderful sessions providing insights to many. MORE> 


Eucharistic Congress Opportunity
The Diocese is looking to send a group of people to Cebu, The Philippines, in January 2016 for the 51st Eucharistic Congress. MORE> 

Successful day in Dubbo
The Diocesan Assembly Council's "Aboriginal Spirituality meets Catholic Faith" day held in Dubbo on 11th July was hailed as a great success.MORE> 

150 year celebrations off to a good start

The weekend of 19th - 21st June saw the launch around the Diocese of celebrations to mark our 150 year as a Diocese. MORE> 


Pope sends message of congratulations for 150th Anniversary of our Diocese.  MORE> 

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 HERE>

Bishop McKenna announces
Candidates for the Diaconate
 Mr Charles Applin of Wallerawang and Mr Terry Mahony of Bathurst, will be admitted as Candidates for the Diaconate on Sunday 9th August 2015. MORE>


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