Bishop Calls for Prayer, Fasting and Service in this time of Drought

Dear Friends in Christ,
I write to invite you to make this month of October a special moment of prayer, fasting and service in this time of drought. In the month of the Rosary, this simple and powerful prayer is especially suitable.

Jesus has told us to pray for what we want, and to persevere in that prayer. We do want rain, so we should keep praying for it. We also need to pray for one another: and in that prayer seek the wisdom to know how best to be of service to those who are suffering the most from this slow-moving natural disaster.

Our Diocesan drought fund is supporting the work of Centacare in reaching out to families who are doing it tough. If you are able to contribute, the details are here:

For those finding the current level of fees in our schools difficult to meet, assistance is available by contacting your local principal. Other measures will also be put in place shortly, to further alleviate financial pressure on families.

O GOD, Lord of all creation, by whose power the whole earth came to be, look upon our parched land, we pray, and bestow upon it abundant rain…

+Michael McKenna
Bishop of Bathurst

1 October 2019