Join Bishop McKenna and Catholic Mission on a 7 Day Visit to Timor-Leste

You are invited to join Bishop Michael McKenna and Catholic Mission, on a seven day trip to Timor-Leste to participate in the Eucharistic celebration for the Opening and Blessing of the St. John de Brito Chapel in Timor-Leste, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2015.

The trip extends over 7 days and 6 nights, including a transit day and night in Darwin on the forward journey.  All travel within Timor-Leste will be by 4-wheel drive vehicle. The group will return to Dili for the flight back to Darwin, with a connection to Sydney.

Those travelling with the Bishop will spend 4 days in the Parish of Laleia which is conducted by the Capuchin Friars. The PP (Friar Filipe) is Portuguese. He is also the project manager for the Chapel

Timor-Leste remains the least resourced church in the Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences for Asia. Situated in Cairui, Parish of Laleia, Diocese of Baucau - in the central highlands of Timor-Leste - the Chapel has been majority funded through the generous support of the Bishop’s Annual Christmas Appeal for the Overseas Missions (2012-2014). Funds raised in parishes throughout the Diocese of Bathurst exceeded $130,000.

This is a unique opportunity and one not to be missed.

Please note; the number of participants is limited to eight people, including the Bishop, so please register your interest early to avoid missing out!

See full details in the tour brochure available HERE



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