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

  • Position Vacant – Human Resource Manager

    The Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton invites applications from generalist HR professionals. The position of Human Resource Manager reports to the Director of Diocesan Services and is responsible for promoting a positive organisational culture that is focussed on Catholic values, performance and accountability.

    10 May, 2021 more
  • Chief Health Officer Public Health Directions Update | 22 April 2021

    From 30 May 2021, you must have had the 2021 flu vaccine if it is available to you, to enter an aged care facility. This includes children over six months of age.

    22 April, 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