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Bishop Michael McKenna has released his Lenten Message for this year. Read it HERE>

St Patrick's Day Message
from Bishop McKenna
St Patrick is one of the great figures in the history of the Church. On the Feast Day of the Patron Saint of our Diocese, read a message from Bishop McKenna HERE>

Lessons from the Long Paddock

Hosted by the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes, lessons from the Long Paddock is an e-Conference event being offered on Tueday 6th June 2017
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The Wellness Retreat
Shalom House of Prayer, Carcoar
31st March 6pm - 2nd April 3pm
This weekend retreat is all about finding balance and nurturing your mind, body and spirit.Find out MORE>

Diocesan Coordinator of
Special Religious Education (SRE)
The role of Coordinator CCD SRE is to assist regional coordinators and catechists on outreach to students and parents in public and private schools throughout the Diocese.

A position description and selection criteria are available HERE.

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Professional Standards Complaint Line: 

Ph: 1300 369 977

Police Assistance Line: 131 444

Royal Commision Support Line:

Ph: 1800 099 340

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24 Hours for the Lord
Friday 24th March, 6:15pm to Saturday 25th March,  6:00pm
“24 Hours for the Lord” is a worldwide initiative called for by Pope Francis. Why not spend an hour with the Lord at the Cathedral Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Confession will be held between 6.30pm and 9pm Friday evening in the Cathedral as part of the 24 hours. MORE>

Nam instituted as Lector
On 18th March, Bishop McKenna installed Seminarian Nam Dinh Le to the Ministry of Lector. We offer Nam congratulations and ask for your continued prayers for Nam as he marks this important milestone on his journey towards priesthood. MORE>

Project Compassion 2017 -
Love Your Neighbour 
Throughout Project Compassion 2017, inspiring stories from the Philippines, Timor - Leste, Australia, Vietnam and Fiji will be shared, highlighting the importance of working hand in hand with communities around the world. MORE>

Week 4 - Nguyet's Story, Vietnam


     Regular updates can be viewed HERE> 

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