Welcome from the Bishop

Thank you for visiting the website for the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton. Our Diocese stretches from the coast to the dry, far west of Queensland and covers 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

  • Diocesan Ministry Appeal 2023

    You can support this special appeal for Bishop Michael to help fund a number of special ministries across our Diocese – Stella Maris Seafarers Centre, Woorabinda Ministry, Catholic Prison Ministry and the parishes of the Central West.


    Please click the image below to

    30 July, 2023 more
  • Welcome Deacon Peter Doherty

    Congratulations to Deacon Peter Doherty on his Ordination on the 20th July.  We wish Deacon Peter all the very best in his continued formation and journey.  You can find some shots from the day below, as well as the link to the streamed Mass if you weren’t able to join live on

    25 July, 2023 more
  • Diocesan CCR Conference 2023

    The annual Diocesan Catholic Charismatic Renewal  (CCR) Conference this year will be an Inner Healing Retreat with Fr Roni George VC.  It will be held at Emmaus College, Rockhampton from the 11th to 13th August.

    The inner healing retreat is a Holy Spirit infused weekend, gui

    10 July, 2023 more