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Bishop McKenna writes about the Year of Mercy for CathNews. Read the article HERE>

BLAST 2016
20 - 21 AUGUST 2016

Registrations for BLAST 2016 are now opened!
Find out more and register HERE>


Second Rite of Reconciliation in each Parish
  In this Year of Mercy, Bishop Michael McKenna is visiting every parish to preside at a Second Rite of Reconciliation.

This is taking up the call of Pope Francis for all Catholics to rediscover the beauty of this Sacrament of Penance and the peace and strength that God offers us in the midst of his Church.
Several liturgies have been celebrated already and others planned to-date are:- 

Coonamble - August 13th at 6.00pm
Gilgandra - August 19th at 6.00pm
Wellington - August 26th at 7.00pm

Watch as more dates are added and join in celebrating God's mercy with your fellow parishioners.

Follow Bishop McKenna on Twitter


Jubilee of Mercy
Merciful like the Father

Information and resources
can be found HERE>

The Catholic Diocese of Bathurst
Celebrating 150 years



Follow the Diocesan pilgrimage at
World Youth Day 2016 HERE>


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Catholic Observer

The June Issue of the Catholic Observer is now avaialble in you parishes

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday - 3rd July 2016
Bishop Christopher Saunders launched the annual statement to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday. MORE>

Day of Prayer and Fasting
Bishop Michael McKenna is calling on all Catholics in the Diocese of Bathurst to observe a day of Prayer and Fasting on 1st July 2016, ahead of the Federal Election. MORE>  

Men Alive!
28 men from around the Diocese met in Orange recently for a menALIVE weekend. MORE> 

Message for Ramadan
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has published a message for Muslims and Christians during this month of Ramadan. MORE> 

WYD Pilgrims Prepare
The WYD Pilgrims from our Diocese meet in Mudgee recently to prepare. MORE> 

Bishop Michael speaks to students via Facebook Live event
In a first for the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst, Bishop Michael spoke to students from across the Diocese about BLAST via a Live Facebook event.

Meet our World Youth Day Pilgrims
On 14th July, pilgrims from our diocese will begin a Journey of Mercy to World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland. Read about them HERE>

Regular updates can be viewed  HERE>

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