The pastoral visitation of a parish for the Bishop also includes the opportunity to meet with the Parish Pastoral Council and Finance Council and listen to their achievements, challenges and plans for the future. While here in Mackay, there will be opportunity to celebrate the NAIDOC Mass with our school communities at St Joseph’s, Mackay.
Here in our Diocese of Rockhampton, 100 people gathered for a weekend retreat at Coolwaters Holiday Park in Yeppoon. The theme for the weekend was “Family Love: A Vocation and a Path to Holiness”.
Earlier this year, Sr Anne Keim RSM took up the role of Community Leader of the North – Queensland. Here she recalls her close ties to the Diocese of Rockhampton.