Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst


Bishop appoints College of Consultors and Clergy Appointments Board
Following discussions at the recent Priests’ Assembly, Bishop McKenna has announced appointments to the College of Consultors and Clergy Appointments Board.

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

Holy Week and Easter Liturgy Times 2015
View the Holy Week schedule for your parish

 Spirituality in the Pub (SIP)
The next session of SIP is on Tuesday 31st March at The Oxford Tavern. Information about the guest speakers can be found HERE>

Shalom invites you to celebrate its 
40th Anniversary
Preparations are underway to celebrate 40 years of Shalom House of Prayer.  View your invitation
and find our more

The 2015 Hope International Symposium
Adelaide 22nd -  23rd May 2015
This symposium has been developed by HOPE:
preventing euthanasia & assisted suicide Inc.
The symposium welcomes anyone who opposes euthanasia & assisted suicide.

Catholic Mission
One Heart Many Voices Conference 
18th - 25th May 2015

Catholic Mission invites you to celebrate and identify the graces, the inspiration and the challenges of living the joy of the Gospel and leading mission in Australia and globally by attending this conference.
FInd out MORE>  

Volunteers needed in the Kimberley
The Catholic Diocese of Broome is looking for
volunteers to work in the Kimberley region

Follow Bishop McKenna on Twitter


The Catholic Diocese of Bathurst
celebrates 150 years
as a Diocese in 2015
View details HERE> 


Art Union Tickets
now available online....


Catholic Observer

Christians and Jains: together to promote 

care of the elderly
The office of the Apostolic Nuncio has distributed the Goodwill Message of the Holy See on the Feast of Mahavir Jayanti.

World Youth Day 2015
Sunday 29th March
Read the message from the Holy Father, Pope Francis as the Diocese celebrates
World Youth Day on Palm Sunday.

St. Raphael's, Cowra Passion Play
Sunday 29th March 7pm
The parish of St. Raphael's Cowra will peform the Passion Play on Palm Sunday, 29th March at 7.00pm at St. Raphael's Church

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 

Diocesan Youth Summit Cancelled
Unfortunately, the advertised Youth Summit has had to be cancelled. Details of a future event will be advertised on this website and in Parish Bulletins.


Project Compassion 2015 - Food For Life
Week 5: Christian's Story
With the help of Caritas Huacho, a new generation of young mountain farmers are working together to grow and harvest a wide variety of sustainable crops that will provide their families with security and food for life. 

Truth, Justice and Healing Council
Regular updates can be viewed


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