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

  • Updates to the Pastoral & Sacramental Care of the Parishes of Mackay Region

    Bishop Michael updates the Diocese about Clergy arrangements for the Mackay region from October.

    15 September, 2021 more
  • Position Vacant – Centre Manager

    The Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton is advertising a new job opportunity as a Centre Manager for the Stella Maris Seafarers Centre in Mackay providing practical and pastoral care to seafarers coming through the Port of Mackay and the Port of Hay Point.

    15 September, 2021 more
  • Bishop Michael McCarthy Calls for Urgent Action on VAD Legislation

    Bishop Michael has called all the faithful to consider responding in several ways regarding the VAD Legislation to be voted on in the coming weeks in the Queensland Parliament.
    He reminds us that as Catholics, we have a different understanding of compassion and dignity founded on our first principle of health care: try to heal, and if you cannot, then care. He encourages you to make our Catholic voice known in this debate.

    03 September, 2021 more