You are invited to join the Diocesan Pilgrimage

...part of the Sesquicentenary Celebrations for the Diocese of Bathurst

Bishop Michael McKenna will be undertaking a pilgrimage around the Diocese of Bathurst for five days from 28th September to 2nd October 2015, as part of our 150 years celebrations. Starting and finishing in Bathurst, the pilgrimage bus will travel to all parishes of our Diocese - with each place participating in its own particular way.


Father Tim Cahill will accompany the Bishop and offer a unique opportunity to learn more about the rich history of our Diocese in this important sesquicentenary year. Pilgrims will be billeted for overnight stays in the parishes of Mudgee, Coonabarabran, Dubbo and Cowra. In these places, we will celebrate Mass and share an evening meal with parishioners. Breakfast will be with your hosts and light lunches will be provided in other parishes. In some places there may be just a simple prayer and/or cuppa. There is no charge for the pilgrimage, however any donations will be gratefully received to offset costs.


Monday 28th September
The Pilgrimage will commence with prayer in the Cathedral in the morning, then move on to Oberon, Lithgow, Portland and Kandos; with Mass, dinner and an overnight stay in Mudgee.
Tuesday 29th September
The first stop of the day will be Gulgong, followed by Dunedoo and Coolah, ending with Mass, dinner and overnight stay with the people of Coonabarabran.
Wednesday 30th September
Baradine will be the first port of call, then Coonamble and Gilgandra; with Dubbo the parish for Mass, dinner and an overnight stay.
Thursday 1st October
On this day, the Pilgrimage will move to Wellington, Molong, Eugowra and  Canowindra; and Mass, dinner and the overnight stay will be with the people of Cowra.
Friday 2nd October
On the last day, Pilgrims will visit Mandurama, Carcoar, Blayney, Millthorpe, Orange and Perthville, before concluding the Pilgrimage with the Parish Mass in the Cathedral that evening.

If you are interested in making this special pilgrimage with our Bishop - to meet some of the people who make up our Diocesan family and pray with them in their local churches - please contact
Fiona Lewis on 6334 6400 (or email: (remove XX) sesqui XX @bathurst XX by 2nd September 2015.

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