Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst

                                      

 

BISHOP'S PASTORAL LETTER FOR 2018
'ONLY A PRIEST'

Bishop Michael McKenna released his annual Pastoral Letter inviting you to reflect more deeply on the mystery of the Church to which we belong.

Read to the letter HERE>

DIOCESAN DROUGHT RELIEF APPEAL

 Many in our region are suffering the effects of
on-going drought and the Diocese is responding to their needs in a variety of ways.

The Diocese has set up an appeal, which will be managed by Centacare Bathurst. MORE>

 

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The Diocesan Refund Policy is
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Catholic Observer

WORLD YOUTH DAY PILGRIMS ON THEIR JOURNEY TO PANAMA

 

Our World Youth Day Pilgrims are about to join hundreds of thousands of others when WYD begins in Panama on 22nd January. Bishop McKenna has been invited to serve as a Catechist on 24th January, speaking on the theme "I am the servant of the Lord". Follow the pilgrims' journey HERE or on Facebook

HISTORIC ALTAR 
RESTORED TO FORMER GLORY

The historic 1897 Altar in the Cathedral of St Michael and St John has been restored to its original design and the result is nothing short of magnificent! MORE>

"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."

Read more HERE>

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