Diocesan Newsletter

February 2023

  • Bishop Michael’s Letter

    I have just returned from the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania (FCBCO) in Fiji.

  • Farewell to the Muttaburra Church

    On Sunday 29th January parishioners and friends gathered with Bishop Michael and Fr Shaiju to celebrate Mass for the final time at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Muttaburra.  The mood was reflective, as people remembered times past at the Church, and other places and times in their faith journey. 

  • We Remember Sr Mary St Pius Lennon rsm

    On 22 November 2022, Fr Bryan Hanifin presided at the Funeral Mass for Sister Mary St Pius Lennon in Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel, the Range, Rockhampton.

  • Parish News


    Capricorn Coast


    Central West Region





    Valleys Region


  • We Remember Sr Veronica Gatt rsm

    Sisters of Mercy and many family members gathered with Bishop Michael McCarthy at Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel, The Range, on 10 January 2023 to honour the long and faith-filled life of Catherine Gatt, lovingly known as ‘Kate’ to her family and known to the Sisters by her religious name, ‘Veronica’, a name which translates as ‘true image’.

  • New Era in Catholic Education

    The first day of the 2023 school year ushered in a new era for Catholic Education – Diocese of Rockhampton (CEDR) in Mackay, as St Patrick’s College and Mercy College transitioned to one Catholic secondary school. 

  • Bishop Michael attends FCBCO

    The Federation of Catholic Bishops of Oceania held their assembly during February to discuss matters for the region.

  • Opening School Mass at St Ursula’s College, Yeppoon

    Students and staff at St Ursula’s College, Yeppoon, celebrated the opening of the 2023 school year with Mass on Monday 6 February in Sacred Heart Church, Lammermoor.

  • Careers Assistance Program

    A new partnership between Catholic Education-Diocese of Rockhampton (Queensland) and CQ University aimed at building the capability and confidence of pre-service teachers has attracted great interest in 2023 following a highly successful pilot in 2022.

  • School Savvy Back to School Relief Eases Pressure for Local Families

    CatholicCare’s annual back-to-school initiative that assists families with the rising cost and stress of getting students ready for the new school year has again witnessed huge demand in 2023.

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