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BISHOP McKENNA'S
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 

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

New COVID-19 restrictions are in place from 21st to 28th July which will affect some of our parishes. More information available HERE


 

The following restrictions are in place affecting parishes, churches and church buildings:

  • The number of people allowed to attend a place of worship for Mass, private prayer or any gathering, including funerals, is based on the
     1 person per 4 square metre rule;

  • Masks are compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including workplaces and places of worship; 
  • Singing by audiences and choirs at indoor venues or by congregants at indoor places of worship is not allowed;
  • All organisations must continue to use QR Codes or manual sign in registers, to enable fast contact tracing in the event of any community transmission;

  • It is critical everyone continues to practise COVID-safe behaviours, always social distance, staying home if unwell and get tested if suffering from the mildest of symptoms.

 REGULATIONS AND MASS TIMES IN YOUR PARISH ARE AVAILABLE 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 

'BREAD COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN'
FAITH SERIES

The Bread Come Down From Heaven Faith Series is an initiative to help people deepen their appreciation of Scripture and the Eucharist. 
Find out more HERE>

MISSION: ONE HEART MANY VOICES

Catholic Religious Australia and Catholic Mission are presenting an ONLINE CONFERENCE from 1st to 4th September. More information HERE>


CATHOLIC OBSERVER OUT NOW

The July edition of the Catholic Observer is available to read HERE>

POSITIONS VACANT

The Catholic Diocese of Bathurst is looking for suitable people for the following role:

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 HERE

SAVE THE DATE
ROCKLEY CHURCH SESQUICENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

St Patrick’s Church, Rockley will celebrate 150 years since it was opened on Sunday 26 September 2021

The celebrations will include Mass at 10am followed by historical talks, tours, a book launch. 

Save the date and BYO picnic to celebrate this special occasion. For more information contact the Cathedral Parish Office on 6331 3066.

 

MASS ONLINE

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


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