Pastoral Letter 2015

God the Father of Mercies

A Pastoral Letter to God's People of the 
Diocese of Bathurst

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
Opening of the Jubilee of Mercy
8th December 2015 


As Pope Francis launches the Year of Mercy, Bishop Michael McKenna releases his Pastoral Letter for 2015. Entitled God the Father of Mercies, the letter emphasises the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Pope Francis has asked that this Sacrament be placed at the centre of our observance of the Jubilee, that bishops celebrate it with their people and that they and all confessors be authentic signs of the Father’s mercy.

Read Bishop McKenna's Pastoral Letter, God the Father of Mercies HERE>