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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.

Catholic Diocese of Bathurst Family Fun Day 
Sunday 26th April in the grounds of the Cathedral School from 11.00am - 2.00pm

Bread of Life Weekend for Men
1st - 3rd May at Shalom 
This retreat is for men who want to recharge their spiritual battery and spend some enjoyable time with other like minded men. 

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

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.

Truth, Justice and Healing Council
Regular updates can be viewed

Follow Bishop McKenna on Twitter






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


Art Union Tickets
now available online....


Catholic Observer

 Funeral Arrangements for Father Adrian Horgan
Retired Priest Father Adrian Horgan died on Monday 20th April 2015 in Concord Hospital. His funeral will be held on Tuesday 28th April at 11.00am in Strathfield.  Full details can be found

Good Shepherd Sunday Appeal for Our Seminarians
To coincide with Good Shepherd Sunday - a day of prayer for our priests - an appeal for our Seminarians will be launched throughout the Diocese. For more information about how you can support this worthy cause, view details 

Pope Francis sends message for Good Shepherd Sunday

The Holy Father sends his message for Good Shepherd Sunday - the 52nd World Day of Prayer for Vocations - to be celebrated on 26th April 2015.

Catholic Church launches education program on threat of Euthanasia
Catholics across Australia are being urged to learn more about the nature of euthanasia and the dangers it poses to society, with the launch of a new pamphlet exploring the truth and the myths of this life and death debate.


Emergency situations in Syria and Iraq
The current situation in Iraq and Syria continues to decline with the advance of ISIS. Catholic Mission calls for our prayers and support for our Christian brothers and sisters.

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>
Read about the 40th Anniversary celebrations 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 


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