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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  • Day 3 of the Oceania Assembly

    Tuesday’s gathering (day 3) of the Oceania assembly was focussed on living the church in the world of today in our complex situations, evangelisation and the path of synodality. Our Diocese has been on this journey for some time through our listening at regional assemblies, then

    08 February, 2023 more
  • Day 2 of the Oceania Bishops Assembly

    Yesterday Bishop Michael along with all the assembly delegates travelled out to meet the local people and see first hand some of the issues they are facing in their local environment.  You can watch the summary video below.


    07 February, 2023 more
  • Opening of Oceania Bishops Assembly

    Assembly participants, including our own Bishop Michael, joined at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Suva for the opening of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania assembly.  A traditional Fijian welcoming ceremony followed the Mass and the assembled commenced Sunday

    06 February, 2023 more