Diocesan Newsletter

July 2022

  • Bishop Michael’s Letter

    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.

  • History of St Vincent de Paul, Emu Park

    Joan Ellaway recalls the history of the St Vincent de Paul in Emu Park and how it led to the formation of the Care and Concern group in the Capricorn Coast Parish.

  • Former Refugees welcomed into the Catholic Church

    On Saturday night 18th June 2022 ,  Coong Hy and his wife Cu Ngan – former Refugees from Vietnam  were welcomed into the Catholic Faith through  the RCIA at St Mary’s Parish South Mackay.

  • Parish News



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  • Amoris Laetitia – Chapter 9

    Pope Francis’ beautiful exhortation on love in the family, Amoris Laetitia, draws to a close in chapter nine with a reflection on the particular spirituality of marriage and family.

  • Holiday Park Retreat for World Meeting of Families

    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”.

  • In Loving Memory

    We remember in prayer those of our loved ones who have died.
    Irene Mastroieni
    Lola Bragg, Bruna Zanon, Maria Bianchin, Roy Preece, Craig Rohan, Richard Hyne, Noel Mooney, Mary Ford, Patric

  • Sr Anne Keim – new community leader for the Sisters of Mercy

    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.

  • Rugby League and Netball Festival in Mackay

    Mercy College and St Patrick’s College, Mackay hosted this year’s QISSRL & QISSN festivals during the first week of the school holidays. 

  • The Cathedral Gift and Bookshop

    The St Josephs Cathedral Gift & Bookstore offers a wide ranges on gifts for those receiving the Sacraments, as well as a ranges of books and CDs. 

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