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>
The Catholic Diocese of Bathurst is looking for suitable people for the following roles:
PRISON CHAPLAINS (2)
To assist in the delivery of pastoral care and ministry, we are currently seeking TWO Prison Chaplains.
1 x Part Time (5 days fortnightly) Chaplain servicing the Correctional Facility in Oberon NSW.
1 x Full Time Chaplain servicing the Correctional Facility in Wellington NSW.
Further details and applications contact
Deacon Josh Clayton
FATHERS DAY APPEAL ONLINE
As our churches remain closed due to Covid,
our annual Fathers’ Day Appeal this year will be online. This appeal helps support our retired priests. MORE>
You can DONATE HERE
"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>
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MASSES BEING LIVESTREAMED
Our churches remain closed and public Masses cancelled, however several of our parishes are livestreaming Mass, MORE>
BISHOP ASKS US TO PRAY FOR FIFTH AUSTRALIAN PLENARY COUNCIL
Bishop McKenna has written to the people of the Diocese, asking them to pray for the upcoming Plenary Council. 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>
WORD&(remove XX) FAITH XX @HOM XX E ONLINE
Like to connect with people from all over the Diocese? Do you want to know what the first reading has to do with the Gospel, to listen to the Sunday readings before Mass and hear from
You are invited to join in Word&(remove XX) Faith XX @hom XX e sessions for the next four weeks. Pick a time that suits you, grab your device and join in.
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.