A Snapshot of our Diocese
The Diocese of Bathurst covers an area of 103,680 sq km. We have a Catholic population of almost 70,000 people, spread across 19 parishes, in which there are 33 Catholic primary and secondary schools.
Among the other works of the local church are the Shalom House of Prayer; Centacare, our social welfare agency; and aged care facilities operated by Catholic Healthcare.
Our Parishes are served by priests, religious and lay people.
Today, there are 17 priests working within our Parishes. 3 of these are from overseas, and the average age of our priests is 59 years.
Currently, there are 6 men in various stages of formation for this important vocation.
There are also 6 married men aspiring to ordination to the diaconate.
The Diocese also supports 13 Retired Priests.
The costs associated with caring for these men who devote their lives to the service of the people of the Bathurst Diocese can be summarised in this table…..MORE>