Diocesan Newsletter

November 2021

  • Bishop Michael’s Letter

    Over the past month I finished the Confirmation program for the year with visits to Clermont, Moranbah , Longreach, Barcaldine and Blackall.  It’s so wonderful to have our young people going through the Sacraments and I’m very grateful to the Sacramental teams, including the school staff, who prepare our young people so well to receive the Sacraments.

  • Memories of St Joseph’s Cathedral from Around the Diocese

    Bishop Michael shares with us some memories of our Cathedral that have come in from around the Diocese as we hold the St Joseph’s Cathedral Restoration Appeal in November.

  • Bishop Brian Heenan’s Jubilee and celebration with the clergy and religious

    On the 4th November, Bishop Brian Heenan led the Eucharist in the Cathedral on the occasion of the 30th Jubilee of his ordination as Bishop.

  • Parish News




    Central West


    North Rockhampton


  • Church Safeguarding Everyone’s Responsibility

    This year the Professional Standards and Safeguarding Office (PSSO) of the Diocese of Rockhampton, led by Judy Pidcock, PSSO Manager, has trained over 690 volunteers equipping them with the training needed to e

  • Genazzano – Home on The Range

    At the centenary celebrations on Saturday 16 October, Ron Armstrong (Assistant Principal: Boarding – The Cathedral College) welcomed the Sisters and invited guests to Genazzano’s large recreation room, attractively decorated with old photographs and memorabilia by the creative staff of Girls’ Boarding.

  • Moving into Catherine McAuley College

    Preparation and planning continues for the opening of Mackay’s new Catholic secondary school, Catherine McAuley College, as operational staff begin move-in and fit out ahead of site hand over which is planned for early December.

  • Amoris Laetitia – Reflection on Chapter Two

    When we allow God to be in every part of our life, He responds by guiding us, feeding and challenging us so that we can become holy.  Pope Francis addresses many aspects of family life in various parts of the world.  He writes about single parents, families in war torn countries and those complicated family relationships. 

  • Men Alive in the Diocese

    In October our diocese was privileged to host two ‘Men Alive’ parish weekends, one in Calliope on the 13th & 14th of October, and another one in Emerald on the 30th & 31st of October. The weekends were led by presenters from Brisbane who worked together with local leaders to plan and run the events.

  • Mercy Associates Rockhampton

    Rockhampton Mercy Associates members gathered in late September 2021 to celebrate Mass, share a morning tea followed by a presentation by Sr Beryl Amedee rsm on the historical development of the Mercy Associates, particularly in the Diocese of Rockhampton

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