Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst

                                      

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.

It will take years to recover, and droughts are becoming more common. We need to provide both immediate and long-term help, to ensure communities build a level of resilience for the future. To this end, the Diocese has set up an appeal, which will be managed by Centacare Bathurst. MORE>

SHALOM LONG LUNCH
"ONLY A BISHOP"
SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2018

Bishop Michael McKenna will present reflections on why we have Bishops and what those reasons mean for each Bishop and the local church he serves. Find out more and book HERE> 

OCTOBER IS THE MONTH OF THE ROSARY

Bishop McKenna invites you to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Carcoar to pray the Rosary together, at 3pm on Sunday 7th October 2018 to be followed by Afternoon Tea. MORE>

BLESSING OF MARRIED COUPLES
7 OCTOBER 2018

On  7th October, Bishop McKenna will celebrate the annual Blessing of Married Couples Mass in the Cathedral of St Michael and St John, at 10.00am. MORE>


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE KIMBERLEY CATHOLIC VOLUNTEER SERVICE - FINANCE OFFICER AND PROPERTY MANAGER

The Diocese of Broome, Western Australia, requires volunteers to assist with the work of the local Church in the Kimberley.

Find out more HERE>

Follow Bishop Michael McKenna on Twitter

@BishopBathurst 


 

 

Register now for the RISE Youth Festival
to be held on 11 - 12 October 2018 at
St Joseph's Heritage and Conference Centre, Perthville. 

REGISTER HERE

Find out about the
Diocese of Bathurst Pilgrimage to
World Youth Day 2019 HERE

         

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The Diocesan Refund Policy is
available HERE 

 

Catholic Observer

THE  LATEST ISSUE OF THE
CATHOLIC OBSERVER IS OUT NOW

The September issue of the Catholic Observer is now available to read HERE


CMI PROVINCIAL VISITS THE DIOCESE 

 Fr Sebastian Elanjickal CMI, visited with Bishop Michael McKenna and the CMI priests who work in the Diocese. MORE> 

LETTER FROM HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE PEOPLE OF GOD

In an impassioned letter addressed to the whole People of God, the Holy Father calls on the Church to be close to victims in solidarity. 
Read the letter HERE>


PLENARY COUNCIL 2020 WITHIN 
 OUR PARISH COMMUNITIES

From August until mid-November, the Plenary Council candle and Our Lady of the Central West icon will travel around the Diocese as a means of launching Plenary Council discussions in each parish community. 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>

Professional Standards Complaint Line: 

Ph: 1300 369 977

Police Assistance Line: 131 444 


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