Diocesan Newsletter

August 2023

  • Bishop Michael’s Letter

    Word Youth Day was a spectacular event and with all our young people engaging with the Holy Father with the various liturgies and activities that made up World Youth Day at Lisbon.

  • Celebrating 150 years of Sisters of Mercy 1

    Seven Sisters of Mercy arrived in Rockhampton on 4th August 1873 after a sea journey on the ‘Lady Bowen’ along the Queensland coast from Brisbane.

  • Celebrating 150 years of Sisters of Mercy 2

    Recently, the Sisters enjoyed a triduum of memorable celebrations which honoured the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first Sisters of Mercy in Rockhampton on 4 August 1873.

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  • Celebrating 150 years of Sisters of Mercy 3

    Catholic Education in the Diocese of Rockhampton (CEDR) and The Cathedral College (TCC) community recently hosted celebrations to mark the arrival in Rockhampton of the Sisters of Mercy on 4 August 1873, 150 ye

  • Celebrating Catholic Education Week 2023

    Queensland’s Catholic Education Week 2023 (23 – 29 July) saw communities in the kindergartens, primary schools and colleges that comprise Catholic Education – Diocese of Rockhampton (CEDR), join in statewid

  • 2023 Spirit of Catholic Education Award: Mrs Claire Stitt

    The Cathedral College (TCC) community was overjoyed when College Assistant Principal: Mission and Deputy Principal, Mrs Claire Stitt was announced as the recipient of the 2023 Spirit of Catholic Education Award for the Diocese.

  • Conceptual PlayWorlds introduced to Fijian educators

    As part of Melbourne’s Monash University PlayLab team, Emmanuel Catholic Kindergarten Teacher, Lisa Refalo from Mackay, recently spent five days in Suva introducing Fijian educators to PlayLab’s intentional teaching model.

  • St Ursula’s College hosts Women of Faith

    The Year 9s from St Ursula’s were very pleased to welcome women from the local community to the College on Wednesday 16 August for a wonderful intergenerational activity, Women of Faith.

  • Catholic Education News

    Catholic Education Message 28th July 2023

    Catholic Education Message Stick 4th August 2023

    Catholic Education Message Stick 11th August 2023

    Catholic Education Message Stick 18th August 2023

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