New appointments announced in the Diocese of Bathurst

Dear Friends,

I write to let you know of the following diocesan appointments that I have made, with gratitude to those who have willingly agreed to serve in these positions: 

Episcopal Vicar for Clergy: 

Rev Greg Kennedy PP 

The duties of this office will include all that Greg has been doing as Director of Clergy Life and Ministry, as well as giving him more general responsibilities in working with me in the care and ongoing formation of priests and deacons. As an episcopal vicar, he will have ordinary authority, within diocesan policy, in matters affecting clergy; and will have ex-officio membership of the Clergy Appointments Board, the Diocesan Pastoral Council and the College of Consultors.

Following his retirement as Parish Priest of Lithgow, Father Mark McGuigan has also retired as a member of the College of Consultors, member of the Diocesan Finance Council and Chancellor. He will remain, for the time being, as a member of the Council of Priests, the Centacare Advisory Board, the CLAM team and the Clergy Remuneration and Retirement Plan Board. I know that you will join me in thanking Mark for the great contribution he has made to the work of these bodies. 

The new appointees are: 

Member of the College of Consultors and Diocesan Trustees:

Rev Greg Bellamy PP 

Member of the Council of Priests:

Rev Greg Bellamy PP

Member of the Diocesan Finance Council:

Rev Greg Kennedy EV PP


Mr Tony Eviston.

Once again, I thank all who have agreed to take on these responsibilities and ask that you give them your support and accompany them in your prayers.

+Michael McKenna
Bishop of Bathurst





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