Diocesan Newsletter

May 2021

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  • Bishop Michael’s Letter

    Welcome to the May edition of the Bishop’s electronic newsletter to the Diocese.

  • Pentecost Ecumenical Service

    Welcoming everyone present to the Cathedral Bishop Michael said the Day of Pentecost was a fitting day for the churches of Rockhampton to gather in an ecumenical way as they mirrored the Church at its beginning when the disciples gathered in one accord in the upper room awaiting the Holy Spirit.

  • Sisters of Mercy Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

    Family, friends and Sisters of Mercy gathered on Saturday 1 May 2021 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of four members, namely Sisters Mary Madonna Watts, Bernadette Mary Reece, Lila Galvin and Mary Della.

  • Parish News

    Parishes in this Edition:
    North Rockhampton


  • Announcement: New Vicar General

    Bishop Michael has appointed a new Vicar General for the Diocese of Rockhampton.

  • Announcement: Ordination of Ashwin Acharya

    Bishop Michael has released a special announcement on the Ordination to the Priesthood of Deacon Ashwin Acharya.

  • Our Diocese and the 54th Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

    “Prayer is at the very heart of the ecumenical journey”

    – Benedict XVI
    This week is the 54th Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

    There will be an ecumenical gathering of churches at St Joseph’s Cathedr

  • Students gathered for Youth Pilgrimage

    Friday 14 May saw over 200 students from Years 10 to 12 across all our Diocesan Catholic Colleges gather to attend this year’s Catholic Education Youth Pilgrimage held at The Cathedral College, Rockhampton.

  • Invitation to the Flowers of May

    This year on the 30th May, we will celebrate the Flowers of May, a celebration held across the world in honour of our Mother Mary. It will be held at St Joseph’s Cathedral, beginning with 9.30 Sunday Mass.

  • Diocesan Conversations: Euthanasia

    With the Queensland Parliament tabling a bill on Euthanasia over the coming months, Fr Don said it is important for all in the Church to understand our Catholic perspective on this matter.

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