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BISHOP McKENNA'S
2021 PASTORAL LETTER

'BREAD COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN'

Bishop Michael McKenna has released his
Pastoral Letter for 2021 "Bread Come Down From Heaven" which is available to read HERE 


MESSAGE FROM BISHOP MCKENNA ON COVID VACCINATION

Bishop McKenna has written a letter encouraging people, wherever possible, to take up the
opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19:
 to protect their own health and the health of others. MORE>


SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT

 This year's Social Justice Statement from the Australian Bishops -  Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor - provides theological foundations to ground and inspire efforts to care for creation while responding to the needs of the disadvantaged and excluded. MORE>

 

SUPPORT FOR INCREASED GLOBAL ACCESS TO VACCINES WELCOMED


The Catholic Church has welcomed Australian Government's support for international efforts to amend intellectual property rights, to ensure more people can access life-saving COVID-19 vaccines. 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> 

ROCKLEY SESQUI POSTPONED

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.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

The churches in our Dioceses are now all open for public worship, with current COVID regulations in place. MORE> 

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 LECTURE TO MARK 25th ANNIVERSARY OF NATIONAL CENTRE FOR PASTORAL RESEARCH 

Bishop McKenna will deliver an online lecture: ‘How do we know what we don’t know?' on Wednesday 17 November 2021.

 Hosted by the Australian Catholic University, the lecture is free and open to all, but registration is essential by 15 Ocober. MORE>

WORLD MISSION MONTH

World Mission Month continues until the end of October, with the focus this year on the needs of the missionary church in Thailand and the particular ministries of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd.  Donations to the Appeal can be made at https://www.catholicmission.org.au/ or via this QR code...

SYNOD OF BISHOPS 

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>

 

 

 


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