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

  • New Vicar General Appointed for the Diocese of Rockhampton

    Bishop Michael has appointed a new Vicar General for the Diocese of Rockhampton. The Diocese congratulates Father Peter Tonti as he takes up this important role for the next two year.

    24 May, 2021 more
  • Ordination of Deacon Ashwin Acharya

    Bishop Michael has released a special announcement on the Ordination to the Priesthood of Deacon Ashwin Acharya.

    21 May, 2021 more
  • Catholics in Australia encouraged to receive COVID-19 vaccine

    The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Commission for Life, Family and Public Engagement acknowledges that there are ethical concerns about the way some of the vaccines have been developed or tested.
    Despite those concerns, the Commission follows the guidance of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in urging people to be vaccinated for their own health, and for the health of the wider community.

    21 April, 2021 more