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Pastoral Letter 2017
Life, Death and Life
A Pastoral Letter to God's People of the Diocese of Bathurst
Bishop Michael McKenna has issued his Pastoral Letter for 2017, entitled Life, Death and Life.
In this letter, Bishop Michael invites you to reflect on what we are waiting for. It is a call for each of us to seek renewal of our faith here and now, so that we may be able to wait to meet the Lord in joyful hope.
The Pastoral Letter is available to read HERE.