Diocesan Newsletter

June 2022

  • Bishop Michael’s Letter

    Confirmations have been celebrated right across the diocese in the past month. Our prayers are with all those recently confirmed.

  • Fr Stephen’s Police Service honoured

    Father Stephen Hanly was presented on Thursday 26th May with a 10-year badge and Certificate of Service for 10 years’ service by Deputy Commissioner Paul Taylor.

  • Catherine McAuley College Blessing and Opening

    Glorious autumn weather greeted attendees at the Blessing and Official Opening of Catherine McAuley College, Mackay’s newest Catholic secondary school, on Friday 27 May. 

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    Confirmations at Mackay


  • Reconciliation Week in our Catholic Schools

    The deeply meaningful and respectful events and activities held during this special time reflected an authentic commitment to achieving Reconciliation for the benefit of all Australians.

  • Reconcilation Week at St Ursula’s College

    St Ursula’s College, Yeppoon, acknowledged the significance of National Reconciliation Week (NRW) and Mabo Day through various activities on campus.

  • Reconciliation Week at St Brendan’s College

    St Brendan’s College, takes pride in our strong sense of brotherhood that embraces every student’s background, status and culture. 

  • Our Lady Help of Christians, Park Avenue

    The Feast Day which we celebrate on the 24th May has always been a very significant Feast not only for this wonderful country, Australia, but also for the Parish in which I grew up in at Park Avenue.  

  • A Woman of the West – Daphne Tilse RIP

    During his recent pastoral visit to the West, Bishop Michael joined with the community of Alpha as they celebrated the funeral of treasured woman, Daphne Tilse.

  • Mackay Men’s Dinner

    Our guest speaker at the May Dinner was Councillor Lawrence Bonaventura from the Mackay Regional Council.

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