Bishop McKenna has announced the retirement of
As from 25 January 2021, Fr Mathew Humtsoe will relocate to St Brigid's Parish, Dubbo as Assistant Priest and Fr Antony Vattakunnell will move to the the Parish of St Mary and St Joseph as Assistant Priest.
Fr Philip Filby and the appointment of Fr Reynold Jaboneta as Parish Priest of Oberon.
Fr Francis Muhenda has been appointed as Parish Administrator of Coonabarabran and Coonamble.
The Bishop's message can be found HERE
BISHOP'S PASTORAL LETTER
'WHO LONGS TO SEE GOD'S FACE'
Bishop Michael McKenna has released his pastoral letter for 2020.
'WHO LONGS TO SEE GOD'S FACE' is available to read HERE
BISHOP'S SPECIAL CHRISTMAS MISSION APPEAL
This year, the Bishop’s Special Christmas Appeal will support the vision of St Joseph’s, Bongaon, Archdiocese of Calcutta, India to expand the current Catholic primary school to provide education beyond the level of Year 4 for students of this area.
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"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."
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REQUIEM MASS FOR FATHER TIM CAHILL LIVESTREAMED
Bishop McKenna will celebrate the Requiem Mass for Fr Tim Cahill this morning at 10am in Wellington. The Mass will be livestreamed and can be accessed HERE
DEATH OF ARCHBISHOP WILSON
Archbishop Philip Wilson died on 17th January 2021, at the age of 70 years.
Archbishop Wilson was Archbishop of Adelaide from 2001-2018 and President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference from 2006-2010. May he rest in peace. MORE>
To assist in the delivery of pastoral care and ministry, the Diocese of Bathurst is currently seeking a Prison Chaplain to service the Correctional Facility in Oberon NSW.
Information about the position and the application process are available HERE
COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS FROM
7 DECEMBER 2020
The State Government has announced that from Monday 7 December, the number of people allowed to attend a place of worship for Mass services, funerals, weddings or private prayer is based on the 1 person per 2 square metre rule with no upper limit.
Please be aware that we are still in a time of pandemic and social distancing and hygiene practices need to be maintained.
REGULATIONS AND MASS TIMES IN YOUR PARISH ARE AVAILABLE HERE>
Daily Mass from the Church of St Francis Xavier, Lavender Bay, available HERE