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eCatholic Observer

Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Bathurst

Established as The Record in 1877

Refugee Week 2022

Refugee Week runs from Sunday 19 June to Saturday 25 June. The theme for the week is “healing”.

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New Book Published

New Book: THE STAINED GLASS WINDOWS of ST PATRICK’S CHURCH ROCKLEY
And the Stories of the Donors

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Laudato Si' Earthcare

REGISTER YOUR PLACE NOW!
A More Passionate Concern for the Protection of Our World: Pope Francis in Laudato Si’

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Congratulations

Congratulations to Fr Pius!

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From PNG to Bathurst: The tale of a returned religious tapestry

From PNG to Bathurst: The tale of a returned religious tapestry

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Diaconate Ordination

Diaconate Ordination of Rev Nam Dinh Le

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On the Feast of Vasek

On the Feast of Vesak
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has sent the Message to Buddhists

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St Mary's Task Force

St Mary’s Catholic School Wellington Task Force takes off

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I was in prison and He visited me

I was in prison and He visited me:
Maximum security inmates in central west NSW create stunning chapel artwork.

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Christian Unity

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 29 May to 5 June 2022.
“We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship” (cf Matthew 2:2)

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Ready Set .... Cross Country Go!

A fantastic day was had at Coolah for the Primary Diocesan Cross Country Carnival on Tuesday 3 May. Thank you to the Sacred Heart Principal Kylie Scott and Convenors Narelle Kitchen and Vanessa Pettit for facilitating a successful and fun event for all students. Also thank you to the Sacred Heart Coolah P&F, Judy and Peter Manning and the many volunteers who helped the day run smoothly.
There were some outstanding efforts on the tough track. We wish all the successful runners the best of luck at the Polding Cross Country at Eastern Creek in June.

Safe Church Awareness Training

Safe Church Workshops are informative, engaging and interactive. They are designed to raise everyone’s understanding and awareness of Christian foundations of safe ministry, duty of care, vulnerable people protection (abuse prevention), due diligence in recruiting and supervising church leaders, and risk management. Register now.
If you have any questions about the workshop please contact Jacinta Thatcher (02) 63346426 at the Chancery Office.

Celebrating Mass

St Raphael Cowra’s Year 5 enjoyed Mass in the Chapel with Father Laurie.

Thank you Miss Slaven and Miss Downes for assisting us with our preparations.