BISHOP McKENNA SENDS A MESSAGE OF PEACE ON THE OCCASION OF
As Chairman of the Australian Catholic Bishops Commission for Christian Unity and Inter-religious Dialogue, Bishop McKenna sends a message of peace on the occasion of Id al-Fitr to our Muslim brothers and sisters. Read the message HERE
BISHOP McKENNA'S 2020
Bishop McKenna shares his message for Easter 2020 with the people of the Diocese.
You can read it HERE
ENTRUSTING AUSTRALIA TO
MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANS
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect Australians’ lives, including their worship, the Catholic bishops will entrust the country to the care of Mary, Help of Christians on her feast day.
Read a message from Bishop McKenna HERE>
SAFE CHURCH AWARENESS TRAINING
The aim of the Safe Church Awareness Training is to equip individuals in safeguarding best practice. More information and registration details can be found 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."
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WEEK OF PRAYER FOR
Each year, between the Ascension of the Lord and Pentecost, Christians in Australia dedicate time to pray for unity amoung and within Churches.
You can join with Church leaders from across the Diocese in a time of prayer and sharing the Word of God onlline. Register HERE>
'CONNECTION: FAITH AND LIFE'
Deacon Josh Clayton and Fr Karl Sinclair recently released a new podcast with the aim to help people with their faith and enable connection during this period of isolation and beyond.
Find out more HERE
CHURCHES TO RE-OPEN AND MASS AVAILABLE IN A LIMITED CAPACITY
From Friday 15th May, the NSW Government has lifted some of the COVID-19 restrictions. The first phase of changes sees up to 10 parishioners at one time allowed to attend Mass and enter a place of worship. The limit for indoor funerals will increase to 20, and to 30 for outdoor funerals.
SEE AVAILABLE MASS TIMES IN YOUR PARISH HERE>
Mass Online is still available at the following times:
SUNDAY MASS: Every Sunday at 10am from the Assumption Church, Bathurst.
Available on Facebook and YouTube
DAILY MASS: at 12.30pm from the Cathedral Presbytery Chapel. Available on Facebook and YouTube
Find information about online Mass services from parishes across the Diocese HERE
HELP AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO NEED SUPPORT THROUGH CARELINE
As a community, we are facing an unprecedented challenge in the wake of COVID-19. The Diocese has made available CARELINE to help the elderly, vulnerable and those in need.
If you are in need of practical assistance
please phone: 1800 231 118 or email (remove XX) care XX @centacarebathurst XX .com,au
Find out more HERE