Diocesan Catholic Education Council

Bishop Michael McKenna has established a Catholic Education Council as his chief advisory body for developing policies in this important work of the Diocese of Bathurst.

The Council's work will be devoted to the oversight of the Catholic schools' system, as well as to the catechesis of Catholic children and young people more generally. The members bring to their task a wide range of expertise in education, theology, law and management, as well as their experience as Catholics and, in many cases, parents.

Father Paul Devitt, Vicar General, is the President of the Council. Mr Paul Crennan (Bathurst) is the Chair. Mr Patrick Cooper, Diocesan Financial Administrator, is an ex-officio member. The Bishop has appointed the following to three-year terms on the Council:

Mr Mike Crowley - Orange ~  Mr Paul Mann - Gilgandra  
Mrs Anne McLean - Mudgee ~ Dr Beverley Moriarty - Dubbo 
Sr Judith Sippel rsj - Guilford ~ Dr Gerard O'Shea - Sydney