Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst



Bishop's Easter Message - 2015 
Bishop Michael McKenna's Easter message for 2015 can be read HERE>


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.


 22nd May: New Parishioners Dinner - Cathedral School Hall, Bathurst, 6.15pm MORE>

22nd - 23rd May: The 2015 Hope International Symposium, Adelaide MORE> 

26th May - Spirituality in the Pub: The Oxford Hotel Bathurst 7.30pm MORE>

29th - 31st May: Bread of Life - The Weekend Retreat for Women, Shalom House of Prayer, Carcoar MORE>

19th - 21st June: Celebrations begin for the 150th Anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst MORE>

23rd June - eConference "Religion: Catalyst for Violence or Peace? Probing the Abrahamic Traditions for Answers".
Conference facilities will be located
in Bathurst and Dubbo MORE>

11th July: Aboriginal Spirituality meets Catholic Faith -
The Diocesan Assembly Council invites you to a day to deepen understanding and encourage full participation of Indigenous Catholics in our local church. MORE>

Follow Bishop McKenna on Twitter

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


Art Union Tickets
now available online....


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

Catholic Observer

World Communications Day 
Sunday 17th May 2015
On Sunday 17th May 2015, parishes across Australia celebrated World Communications Day, an annual celebration promoted by the Holy See. 
Read a message from the Holy Father regarding World Communications Day

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Plenary  7th - 14th May 2015
Bishops from across Australia have spent the past week at Plenary. A summary of the meeting has been provided by the ACBC.

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>

Wake Up The World 
 The Year of Consecrated Life
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Pastoral Letter celebrating The Year of Consecrated LIfe can be read 

Truth, Justice and Healing Council
Regular updates can be viewed



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