Author: Shaun Pettett

  • 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
  • Lenten Pastoral Message 2023

    Bishop Michael has issued a message to the people of the Diocese for Lent 2023.  You can find his message here, along with the message of the Holy Father referred to in the Bishop Michael’s letter.

    Lenten Pastoral Message 2023

    22 February, 2023 more
  • FCBCO Assembly Comes To An End

    As the FCBCO assembly in Suva, Fiji comes to an end, the Bishops have taken time to reflect on the work they have done this week and determine priorities for the organisation moving forward.

    Visit our News page for previous post

    12 February, 2023 more
  • Day 4 of the Oceania Assembly

    Day 4 of the Assembly saw a listening for the voice – of the Holy Spirit guiding, the assembly gathered and the people of the region.

    Visit our News page for previous posts about the assembly.

    11 February, 2023 more
  • 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
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