Diocesan Newsletter

July 2021

  • Message from Bishop Michael

    Bishop Michael is currently on leave recovering after hip replacement surgery.  He is recovering well and has appreciated all the well wishes and prayerful support.  He will be off work for a little while yet and will return to duties when he gets medical clearance to do so.

  • Our Diocesan Work amongst those on the Margins

    Our Nation has four recurring themes, year-in-year-out, in its National life: Reconciliation, foreigners/immigration, farmers and a fresh start for those who have previously incarcerated. The stories of our Diocesan Ministries is the story of us, the diocese, living in the mission of the church being co-responsible for the mission.

  • Robin McCosker a very full life, lived well.

    As Terry Ray said in his Eulogy, Robin was the epitome of ‘the quiet achiever’ and it is testament to the quality of the man he was that his funeral was attended by the young and the old, friends and family who in many cases travelled great distances to farewell a much loved brother, uncle, and friend and celebrate his life with joy.  His extraordinary legacy lives on through his wonderful example of how to live a life well which he gave to all.

  • Parish News

    Cathedral Parish
    North Rockhampton
    Capricorn Coast
    Valleys Region

  • The Mackay Men’s Dinner Club

    Nathan Harding, from the Bishop’s Office, recently addressed the Mackay Men’s Dinner Group and was very impressed with the men he met that night.

  • Kristy Cundell Creative Futures Summit

    A teacher from MacKillop Catholic Primary School, North Mackay, has gained recognition for her approach to the foundational year of schooling, presenting at a national education summit alongside some of Australia’s leading educators last month.

  • Marian Branch CWL Hosts Diocesan Conference

    Marian Branch of the Catholic Women’s League hosted the Rockhampton Diocesan Conference on Saturday, 12th June, 2021

  • Thanksgiving for Ordination

    Since his ordination last month, Fr Ashwin has been visiting many communities who have supported him as he journeyed towards this new life of service in the church as a priest.  He has taken this opportunity to thank the many, many people who have meant so much to him.  These are just a few photos from his album!

  • NAIDOC Mass

    NAIDOC Mass celebrations were held at Holy Family Church North Rockhampton and St Joseph’s Church North Mackay this month presided by Fr Peter Tonti and Fr James Ezeocha respectively.

  • Centacare News

    Centacare offers a variety of social gatherings across our region. It also seeks to support our diverse communities and wants community input to guide its development of these services.

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