Year: 2023

  • 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
  • Diaconate Ordination – Peter Doherty

    Thursday, 20th July our Seminarian, Peter Doherty, will be ordained to the transitional diaconate. All are welcome to join this celebration.  For those who cannot join us in person, you can watch the celebration live (or later) from our YouTube channel –

    11 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
  • 2022 Modern Slavery Statement published

    We are delighted to share the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton’s second Modern Slavery Statement, reaffirming our commitment to combatting and eradicating modern slavery in all its forms. This statement serves as a testament to our dedication to upholding human dignity, social jus

    06 July, 2023 more
  • Diocesan Pastoral Plan Launched

    The new Diocesan Pastoral Plan was launched on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th May at an engaging festival that brought together priests, religious brothers and sisters, lay people, and many others from agencies, schools and parishes across our diocese.

    At the festival, hosted b

    19 June, 2023 more
  • Save Calvary Hospital Petition

    On Wednesday 10 May 2023, the ACT Government announced that it would compulsorily acquire Calvary Public Hospital in Canberra. The Hospital is an apostolic work of the Little Company of Mary and has served residents of the ACT and nearby NSW towns since 1979.

    There has been co

    30 May, 2023 more
  • Catholic Church Insurance (CCI) Operations

    The Board of Catholic Church Insurance (CCI) has decided to voluntarily place the organisation into ‘run-off.’

    You can find further information about the situation below:

    Bishop Michael’s letter to the Diocese
    Letter from the Australian Catholic Bishops
    CCI Medi

    30 May, 2023 more
  • Easter Message 2023

    Bishop Michael has written a message to the people of the Diocese for Easter 2023.  You can access his message below:

    06 April, 2023 more
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