Diocesan Newsletter

March 2022

  • Letter from Bishop Michael

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ

    Welcome once again to our electronic newsletter of the events of our Diocese.

    Recently I attended the ordination of Bishop Tim Norton SVD as Auxiliary Bishop of Brisban

  • 2022 World Day of Prayer at the Cathedral

    On Friday the 4th March, representatives from seven churches of Rockhampton joined together at St Joseph’s Cathedral to celebrate the World Day of Prayer.

  • Rite of Election celebrated at Holy Family Church

    On Sunday 27 February, the Rite of Election for catechumens from the Rockhampton parishes took place at Holy Family Church, Rockonia Parish, with Bishop Michael McCarthy presiding.

  • Parish News


    Capricorn Coast



    Valleys Region



  • In Loving Memory of Briona McKone

    Briona McKone was a large-hearted, passionate, competent, humble woman.  She cared for her husband and sons with a deep intense faith. She also served the Capricorn coast Parish for ten years as secretary. She was taken from us far too soon.

  • Invitation to the Chrism Mass

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ
    Chrism Mass – St Joseph’s Cathedral
    Thursday 31st March 2022 10.00am
    I write to invite you to celebrate with me the Mass of Chrism on Thursday 31 March 2022 at St Joseph

  • Work of Catechists honoured

    Our long-serving Catechists have been recognized for their dedication and commitment to the Ministry of Catholic Education in the Diocese of Rockhampton recently.

  • Love Made Fruitful – A Mothers View

    Even after 9 children the feeling of anticipation and joy that is felt during pregnancy does not wane. I remember saying during my latest pregnancy that, “I am just as excited to meet this baby as I was with my first.”

  • New Principals in Rockhampton

    All three Catholic primary schools in Rockhampton’s Cathedral Parish of St Joseph welcomed new principals this year, each enthusiastically embracing their role of leading their school communities.

  • The true value of a Support Worker

    Leigh Widdowson is living proof that support workers go beyond the call of ‘just cleaning’. 

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