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TWO NEW PRIESTS TO BE ORDAINED
Bishop McKenna will ordain Deacon Diep Quang Nguyen and Deacon Thao Van Nguyen to the priesthood on 28th January 2022, during 6pm Mass.
Please keep these men in your prayers in their final preparation for ordination.
Both newly ordained priests will celebrate a Thanksgiving Mass in the Cathedral on Saturday 29th January - Fr Diep at 9.00am and Fr Thao at 11.30am. Refreshments will be available in the Parish Centre following the 11.30am Mass - all welcome.
CLERGY APPOINTMENTS 2022
Bishop McKenna has announced the following Clergy Appointments for the New Year:
Father Dong Van Nguyen will be appointed Assistant Priest to Dubbo and Gilgandra Parishes in February 2022.
MESSAGE FROM BISHOP MCKENNA ON COVID VACCINATION
Bishop McKenna has written a letter encouraging people, wherever possible, to take up the
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Catholics across Australia are invited to participate in a period of local consultation for the next international Synod of Bishops, which has the theme: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission”. The People of God are invited to use a guided, prayerful reflection method to consider a series of questions and make submissions via an online portal. Those submissions will help the Bishops develop a national report to support the global process leading to an international gathering in 2023. MORE>
Covid Restrictions change from 24th December. Information on the new rules is available HERE>
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Sadly, due to the ongoing Covid situation, a decision has been made to postpone the sesquicentenary celebrations at St Patrick's Church, Rockley, until a date to be advised in 2022.
The Sesquicentenary celebrations for St Raphael's Parish, Cowra have also had to be cancelled, until 2022 - date TBA.
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023
Registration for expressions of interest from 18 to 25 year olds to join the 2023 pilgrimage can be made HERE>