Diocesan Newsletter

September 2021

  • Bishop Michael’s Letter

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

    Welcome to our many readers of the latest edition of the Bishop’s e-newsletter for the Diocese through which we keep in contact with the beating heart of our local chur

  • Diocesan History report

    For the past four months I have been gathering oral and documented histories of the Rockhampton Diocese from the near extreme boundaries of this vast diocesan territory – from Mackay to Bundaberg and out to Longreach and Isisford.

  • Business Community Embraces Diocesan Charity Business Luncheon

    On the last Friday in August, the Diocese successfully hosted its first major Charity Business Luncheon with former Brisbane Broncos CEO Paul White. 

  • Parish News

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  • Feast of Our Lady of Victories, Mackay

    The Feast of Our Lady of Victories was celebrated last Friday night at St Francis Xavier Church. About 200 people, led by Fr Don White, attended the celebration.

  • In Loving Memory of Ernie Trevaskis

    Ernie Trevaskis had served the diocese of Rockhampton for many years in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ministry. He passed away on the 13th August. Bishop Emeritus Brian Heenan wrote this tribute.

  • In Loving Memory of Br GP ‘Rocky’ Rochford

    A story was shared with me from Deb Bolam, long time Shalom staff member and friend of Rocky.  On an earlier occasion when Brother had returned to Bundaberg after a serious battle with Cancer, Deb asked him if he was afraid of dying.  He responded, ‘No because I’ve seen what heaven is like.  It’s like being at Shalom.’

  • St Brendan’s Rodeo a Raging Success

    Saturday the 4th of September saw the St Brendan’s College Composite Pools Rodeo make an epic come back in the school arena.

  • St Brendan’s College mourns the passing of two students

    St Brendan’s College mourns the passing of Mitchell Norris and Eli Kent. We, the diocesan community keep them in our prayers.

  • Development at St John’s School, Gladstone

    Excitement and anticipation were building in the St John’s Catholic Primary School community in Gladstone as the school’s major three-year redevelopment plan entered the final phases of construction.

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