Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst

                                      

BISHOP McKENNA's 
LENTEN MESSAGE 2021

Bishop Michael McKenna Lenten message is available to read HERE

CLERGY APPOINTMENTS/CHANGE OF DUTIES

Bishop McKenna has appointed Fr Reynold Jaboneta as Diocesan Master of Ceremonies and changed the duties of some of our other priests. More 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> 

Professional Standards Complaint Line:
Ph: 1300 369 977
Police Assistance Line: 131 444

 

 

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The Diocesan Refund Policy is
available HERE 

Catholic Observer 

200 years of Catholic education 

The bicentenary of Catholic education in Australia commemorates the anniversary of the first official Catholic school established in 1821.

Bishop McKenna celebrated Mass today at St Mary's Church, Orange to recognise the contribution of religious, clergy and lay people to the foundation of Catholic education, and the distinctive role Catholic schools play in educating and forming young people of faith and service in their communities.

Read Bishop McKenna's homily HERE>  


 Ash Wednesday marks the official launch of Project Compassion 2021, Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten appeal, which runs for the six weeks of Lent.

You can learn more about the theme through the eyes of a community leader facing incredible challenges, with stories from Bangladesh, Solomon Islands, Tanzania and Indonesia HERE

Read about Margret from Solomon Islands HERE>

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS 

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>

MASS ONLINE

Daily Mass from the Church of St Francis Xavier, Lavender Bay, available HERE 


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