Welcome from the Bishop

Thank you for visiting the website for the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton. The faithful of our Diocese stretch across the coastal beaches to the dry, far west of Queensland and cover regional cities, small towns, farming, business, mining, tourism and so much more. I trust this website will give you a glimpse of our Diocese, help you connect with a local church or event, find out about us and our work, and grow in your faith.

Most Rev Michael McCarthy
Bishop of Rockhampton

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Latest News

  • Pastoral Letter regarding Ministry to the Central West

    On the weekend of 4th and 5th May, Bishop Michael shared with parishes across the Diocese the initial proposal to cover the priestly ministry to our communities in the Central West.  A copy of the full letter can be found here.


    08 May, 2019 more
  • “Politics in Service of Peace” – A Statement by the Australian Catholic Bishops

    The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) have released a statement regarding the forthcoming election which calls for politics that promote peace and common good.

    The name is derived from a quote from Pope Francis, who urged that “Good politics is at the service of pe

    18 April, 2019 more
  • St Joseph the Worker Church Moranbah Celebrating 40 Years

    To celebrate 40 years of the opening of St Joseph the Worker Church in Moranbah, the community are inviting people to come along and celebrate and share memories of the life of the Parish, as they’ve lived and worshiped there since the church opened.

    Celebrations will take pla

    10 April, 2019 more