Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst

                                      

 

CLERGY APPOINTMENTS

 Bishop McKenna has announced the retirement of
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

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.

 

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.

Find out more about this important project this Christmas HERE> or 

 

"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 

Fr Tim Cahill - Rest in Peace

 Fr Tim Cahill died on Friday 8 January in Bathurst.
A message from Bishop Michael McKenna about the death of Fr Tim can be read HERE

A Requiem Mass for Fr Tim will be celebrated at 10:00am, Friday 22 January 2021 at St Patrick's Church, Wellington, followed by interment at Carcoar Cemetery commencing at 2:30pm. 

The Requiem Mass will be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.

 POSITION VACANT
Prison Chaplain 

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>

MASS ONLINE

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


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