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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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Catholic Observer

CATECHIST SUNDAY 

Parishes across the Diocese will celebrate Catechist Sunday this weekend. We are blessed with a group of generous people, who regularly take the Word of God to children in State schools throughout the Diocese. This is a day to acknowledge and thank them - and perhaps think about the possibility of joining in their good work. MORE>

 

HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOL, KELSO
CELEBRATES 40 YEARS 

Tuesday 5th February marked 40 years since Holy Family opened its doors in 1979, providing quality Catholic education to families in the Kelso area.
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OAM for Finance Council Chair
Bishop McKenna has congratulated Mr Jim Couper, Chair of the Diocesan Finance Council, who has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal. MORE>

WORLD YOUTH DAY 

 

World Youth Day is over and our pilgrims are feeling elated!

Read about their amazing experiences and the final reflections HERE or on Facebook

"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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