Diocesan Newsletter

October 2021

  • Bishop Michael’s Letter

    Over this past month since I have been back at work, we’ve had the Plenary Council.  It is now in the next stage of reflecting on all the work that has happened during the sessions.

  • Reflections on the Plenary Council by our delegates

    Some of our delegates share their experience of the Plenary Council.

  • Ignite Conference, Brisbane

    After a very quiet year and a half thanks to covid, the Ignite Youth team, a Catholic Youth ministry movement with a big vision for renewal in the Church, were ready to shake things up! Ignite Conference is usually an annual event taking place every September school holidays, but it had a break last year due to covid.  That made the conference this year extra special.

  • Parish News


    North Rockhampton

    Capricorn Coast






  • Farewell to Fr Marcel

    Fr Marcel has been a breath of fresh air to our community. The North Rocky community is a better place as a result of the time he has spent here, in fact the Rockhampton Diocese is a better place for his time here. His humble missionary spirit leaves an indelible mark on our community and will live on in our community for a long time to come.

  • ‘Amoris Laetitia’ – the Joy of Love

    Amoris Laetitia is the 2016 exhortation that Pope Francis offered to the families of the world.   In it, he treasures the strength and the beauty of family life while recognising the difficulties and challenges that each and every family face. 

  • Staff complete Global Leadership program

    Members of the Catholic Education – Diocese of Rockhampton (CEDR) Indigenous Education Support Team were part of the first cohort to complete the Global Leaders Development Program through the Global Learning Centre (GLC) recently.

  • Combined Colleges in Mackay named

    Following the coming together of St Patrick’s College and Mercy College in Mackay this year, the newly formed Years 7-12 secondary school has been officially named by Bishop Michael McCarthy as St Patrick’s College, with the junior campus to be known as Mercy Campus.

  • In Loving Memory

    We ask you to remember in prayer those of our communities who have entered into the fullness of God’s life and love.

  • College celebrates milestone year

    Holy Spirit College Mackay celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year. Students and staff gathered on Tuesday 12 October to commemorate this special occasion with the placing of items in a time capsule, a sausage sizzle, a whole-of-school drone photograph and fun carnival activities all part of the day’s events. 

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