A LETTER FROM BISHOP MCKENNA
"THE MASS CONTINUES"
Over the coming months, most Catholics in the world will not have the opportunity to celebrate Mass in person. In this letter, Bishop McKenna reminds us that "the Mass continues" .
Read the letter HERE>
BISHOP McKENNA'S 2020
Bishop Michael McKenna has delivered his message for Lent. It is available to read HERE
SAFE CHURCH AWARENESS TRAINING
The aim of the Safe Church Awareness Training is to equip individuals in safeguarding best practice. More information and registration details can be found HERE>
"Dear Friends in Christ,
In my Lenten message of 2017, 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."
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The Diocesan Refund Policy is
All payments made to parishes or the Diocese
DIOCESE OFFERS SCHOOL FEE RELIEF TO FAMILIES
Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst (CEDB) has assured families that in these uncertain times, financial assistance is available to those who are experiencing levels of financial stress.
Read more HERE
SUNDAY 10AM MASS
Given Masses in parishes across the Diocese are cancelled from 21 March until further notice,
Fr Paul Devitt will celebrate Sunday Mass on Sunday at 10am and it will be livestreamed on the Diocesan Facebook page
You can access the livestream through the Diocesan Facebook Page availale HERE
POPE FRANCIS EXTRAORDINARY
URBI ET ORBI BLESSING
The Holy Father gave and an extraordinary Urbi et Orbi (for City and World) blessing on
Friday 27 March, to pray for God's blessing and healing for the world in this time of COVID19.
Bishop McKenna encourages you to read or watch this superb moment of prayer available HERE
CARELINE PROGRAM LAUNCHED FOR THOSE WHO NEED SUPPORT
As a community, we are facing an unprecedented challenge in the wake of COVID-19. The Diocese has launched a Careline program to help the elderly, vulnerable and those in need.
If you are in need of practical assistance
please phone: 1800 231 118 or email (remove XX) care XX @centacarebathurst XX .com,au
Find out more HERE
Project Compassion begins on Ash Wedensday and runs through Lent. Find out how you can support the worthy programs Project Compassion fund HERE>
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