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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 


MESSAGE FROM BISHOP MCKENNA ON COVID VACCINATION

Bishop McKenna has written a letter encouraging people, wherever possible, to take up the
opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19:
 to protect their own health and the health of others. MORE>


SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT

 This year's Social Justice Statement from the Australian Bishops -  Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor - provides theological foundations to ground and inspire efforts to care for creation while responding to the needs of the disadvantaged and excluded. MORE>

 

SUPPORT FOR INCREASED GLOBAL ACCESS TO VACCINES WELCOMED


The Catholic Church has welcomed Australian Government's support for international efforts to amend intellectual property rights, to ensure more people can access life-saving COVID-19 vaccines. MORE>  

"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> 

ROCKLEY SESQUI POSTPONED

Sadly, due to the ongoing Covid situation, a decision has been made to postpone the sesquicentenary celebrations at St Patrick's Church, Rockley, until a date to be advised.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

From 18th October 2021, new Covid regulations are in force and the churches in our Dioceses are now all open for public worship. MORE> 

Information on live streamed Masses is available HERE>

 

SYNOD OF BISHOPS 

The journey towards the celebration of the The XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops solemnly opened on October 9-10, 2021 in Rome.The Theme is "For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission" MORE>

 
PRAYER FOR CREATION

The NSW Ecumenical Council will be hosting a Zoom Prayer for Creation using the Songs of Taize on Friday 22nd October at 7.00pm. MORE> 

BEING WITH JESUS IN GAOL

Fr Greg Walsh CM,  Deacon Mike Williams, Mrs Geraldine Bowes and Mrs Fran Schubert are prison chaplains for the Diocese of Bathurst. Recently, they shared with The Catholic Weekly the highs and lows of this special mionistry and why they love it so much. MORE>

 

 


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