Pastoral Letters and Statements from Bishop McKenna


Bishop McKenna's Christmas Message 

Bishop McKenna's Pastoral Letter - Lead Kindly Light

Bishop McKenna's Advent Message 2019

A message from Bishop McKenna on Child Protection Sunday

COMMUNION AND FORMATION ~ Bishop Michael McKenna reflects on his Ad Limina visit 2019

A statement from Bishop McKenna in relation to proposed changes to abortion laws in NSW

A message from Bishop McKenna for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday 2019

A message from Bishop McKenna on Good Shepherd Sunday

Bishop requests the Diocese to unite in prayer for Sri Lanka

EASTER 2019 - A message from Bishop McKenna

Bishop McKenna's Lenten Message


Bishop McKenna's Christmas Message

Pastoral Letter 2018

A message from Bishop McKenna in relation to the National Apology

A message from Bishop McKenna on NATSI Sunday 2018

A message from Bishop McKenna - The Fifth Australian Plenary Council

A Message from Bishop McKenna from the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conference Oceania, PNG

Bishop McKenna's Easter Message 2018

Bishop McKenna's Lenten Message 2018



Bishop McKenna's Christmas Message 

Pastoral Letter 2017

Bishop McKenna's Advent Message 2017

Let's discover the gift of the Rosary

Christian Marriage

Child Protection Sunday 2017

Watch and Act

Fr Antony Vattakkunnel appointed as Priest in Residence, Coonamble

New Appointments to the Diocese of Bathurst

Invitation to Survivors

Bishop McKenna's Easter Message 2017

Bishop McKenna's Lenten Message 2017



Bishop McKenna's 2016 Christmas Message 

Clergy Appointments 2016

Prayer the Chuch's Banquet - Pastoral Letter 2016

Bishop McKenna's Child Protection Sunday 2016 Message

Statement regarding St Joseph's House, Perthville

Bishop McKenna visits Nagaland

Bishop McKenna's Easter Message 2016

Bishop's Lenten Message 2016

Pope Francis' Lenten Message 2016



Bishop McKenna's Christmas Message 2015

God the Father of Mercies - Pastoral Letter 2015

Bishop McKenna's Avent Message 2015

Bishop McKenna's Reflections on the Diocesan Pilgrimage

A Message from Bishop McKenna for Social Justice Sunday 2015

A message from Bishop McKenna on the death of Father Doug Akehurst cm

The Sacrament of Penance and Abortions

Deacons for the Diocese of Bathurst

Bishop's pastoral message about Christian Marriage

Bishop McKenna welcomes Pope Francis' encyclical: Care for Our Common Home

Bishop's Easter Message for 2015

Bishop Appoints College of Consultors and Clergy Appointments Board

Bishop McKenna appoints new Vicar General

Bishop's Lenten Message for 2015


Bishop's Homily - Requiem Mass - Mons John Frawley - 30th December 2014

A message from Bishop McKenna on the death Mons. John Frawley 

Bishop's Christmas Message 2014

Bishop Michael McKenna advises of Clergy appointments in the Diocese

Bishop's Message to God's People of the Diocese of Bathurst

Prayer Request for Synod - Sunday 28th September

Homily for Father Aeneas Francis (Hugh) Delaney

Bishop's Message for Vocations Awareness Week 2014

The Spirit Comes to help us in our weakness - Pastoral Letter - Pentecost 2014

Good Shepherd Sunday - May 2014

Josephite Fusion - May 2014 - Homily

Bishop's Easter Message for 2014

Bishop's Homily - Chrism Mass 2014

Bishop's Lenten Message for 2014

Homily - Mass for 150th anniversary of Dean John Grant's death


Bishop's Christmas Message 2013

Bishop's Advent Message 2013

Who is our neighbour?

In the Beginning, the Word - Pastoral Letter to God’s People of the Diocese of Bathurst

Thank God for the Diocesan Assembly

Bishop McKenna's Easter Message

Bishop McKenna's Lenten Message


Bishop's Christmas Message ~ 2012

Message to the People of the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst

Message for Child Protection Week

Message for National Vocations Awareness Week 2012

"Rebuild My Church" - Pastoral Letter - September 2012

Funding Cuts to Catholic Schools - September 2012

Bishop McKenna's Message for the Year of Grace

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