Author: Shaun Pettett

  • Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania

    Bishop Michael is inviting the people of the Diocese to join with him as part of the gathering of The Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania, which he is currently attending on behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops.

    Please see Bishop Michael’s letter, which

    01 February, 2023 more
  • Death of Cardinal George Pell

    Cardinal George Pell died in Rome in the early hours of the morning of Wednesday, 11th January following complications from surgery.  You can find below the link to the statement from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.

    Statement on the death of Cardinal George Pell

    12 January, 2023 more
  • Bishop’s 2022 Christmas Message

    Bishop Michael has issued his 2022 Christmas message for the people of the Diocese.  You can read the Bishop’s message here:

    Bishop’s 2022 Christmas Message

    19 December, 2022 more
  • Decree Restoring the Sunday Obligation

    Following the advice in his Advent Pastoral Letter, Bishop Michael has decreed that the obligation for all the baptised to attend Sunday Mass is being restored from Christmas Day 2022.  The Sunday obligation was removed during the early stages of the COVID pandemic.  This oblig

    19 December, 2022 more
  • Advent Pastoral Letter – Sunday Obligation

    Bishop Michael has released an Advent Pastoral letter in which he addresses the Sunday Obligation and meeting together as community.  You can read the full letter via the link below.

    Advent Pastoral Letter 2022

    04 December, 2022 more
  • 2023 Clergy Appointments

    Bishop Michael has announced the Clergy appointments for 2023. Thank you to all our priests who care for our communities. Please pray for our priests in their ministry, and continue to pray for and support vocations within our Diocese.  Click the link below to access the Bishop’

    04 December, 2022 more
  • Advent Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2022

    Bishop Michael McCarthy along with Father Noel Milner will be leading the Diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land from Friday 2nd to Monday 19th December 2022.
    Places are available to join with this exciting trip and to experience many of the places where Jesus walked and we hear a

    06 May, 2022 more
  • Election Statement 2022

    The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has released its statement for the upcoming federal election. It takes the theme “Towards a Better Kind of Politics” from Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Fratelli Tutti. While not endorsing political parties, the document identifie

    06 May, 2022 more
  • Vacancy – Administration Officer-Safeguarding

    The Diocese is looking for a new Administration Office – Safeguarding to support our team.  Go to our Employment page for further details –

    19 April, 2022 more
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