Diocesan Newsletter

August 2021

  • Letter from Bishop Michael

    Dear brothers and sisters in Christ

    Welcome to the August edition of the e-newsletter.  I thank all of those who sent me their wishes during my recent convalescence post-surgery.  I was well cared for in t

  • Jubilee Celebrations of our Priests

    In early August, Bishop Michael and the people of the Rockhampton Diocese honoured the Priestly Jubilarians of 2020 and 2021. These were Mons John Grace, Rev John Daly and Rev Warren Kinne SSC, Rev Bryan Hanifin, Rev John Hayes and Rev Don White.

  • Xavier School of Mission

    In July our diocese was very blessed to be able to host the Xavier School of Mission. Xavier School of Mission is an annual event that has been running for several years in Brisbane based at Holy Spirit Seminary aiming to equip and form leaders in evangelisation.

  • Parish News

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  • Building site blessed at new Catholic college

    The Official Blessing of the building site for the new Catherine McAuley College, Mackay, was conducted during Catholic Education Week last month.

  • The Life-Giving Message of Humanae Vitae.

    These predictions found in Humanae Vitae resonate with us today, and highlight the need to reconsider and understand better the positive message of this important document of the Church.

  • Introducing Kendall Fraser – Fertility Care Practitioner Intern

    In my work as a FertilityCare practitioner I get to educate women on God’s incredible design for fertility, reproductive health and healthy, holy marriage. I work to empower women and couples with the tools to achieve pregnancy, avoid pregnancy, treat infertility and recurrent miscarriages.

  • Bundaberg Mater celebrates 75 years

    A celebratory Mass was held at Mater Private Hospital Bundaberg on Wednesday 28 July 2021 to mark 75 years since the hospital first opened its doors to care for the Wide Bay community.

  • Clergy Retreat at The Haven

    The Clergy of the Diocese gathered in the first week of August for their retreat.

  • Mass marks Catholic Education Week 2021

    In a break from tradition the Diocesan Mass celebrating Queensland Catholic Education Week, usually held at St Joseph’s Cathedral Rockhampton, was celebrated at St Patrick’s Church Mackay last month.

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