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As we experience the Easter journey, Bishop Michael McKenna shares his message for Easter 2017. Read it HERE>

Kairos Outside for Women
Friday 28 April - Sunday 30 April

Shalom House of Prayer, Carcoar 
 Kairos Outside for Women reaches out to the family and friends of inmates, saying “You are not alone.” MORE>


Praying with the Seasons
Wednesday 3rd May 2017
The Vale Lodge, Perthville 
Sr Mary Murphy rsj offers a series of four prayer days throughout the year based around each of the seasons. The Autumn Prayer Day will be in held in May. More>

Lessons from the Long Paddock
eConference 6 June 
Hosted by the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes,
lessons from the Long Paddock is an
e-Conference event being offered on
Tueday 6th June 2017
Find out MORE>

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 17th June - 18th June 2017

Speakers include Bishop Pat O’Regan,
Dr Laurie Woods, Ms Karla Slaven,
Mr Paul Dunn and many more.
More information is available HERE>




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Feast of Our Lady of Fatima
Saturday 13th May 2017 is the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima and marks 100 years since the first apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral of St Michael and St John at 11am. MORE>

Reflections on Holy Week in the 
Light of Christmas
At the request of Bishop McKenna, Fr Greg Bellamy delivers his reflections on Holy Week in the light of Christmas according to St Cyril of Alexandria. Read it HERE>

Bishop of Lismore launches Flood Appeal
 Bishop Gregory Homeming has launched an appeal for the communities around Lismore affected by the recent flooding. MORE>

The Marriage Course
Couples who completed the 2016 marriage enrichment course recently celebrated the achievement at Rahamim. View information about how you can become involved HERE> 

"Dear Friends in Christ,
In my Lenten message this year, I asked for our local church to become a community ready to listen to, accompany and assist those among us who suffered childhood sexual abuse in our schools, orphanages and parishes."
Read more HERE>

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