Diocesan Newsletter

September 2022

  • Letter from Bishop Michael

    Since our last newsletter I had continued travelling for Confirmations with our young people in the Southern Mackay Cluster and in the Valleys Region Parish of our Diocese.  I will be continuing with Confirmations in the Peak Downs and Blackwater in October when I return from leave.  This will finish my travels for Sacraments for this year.  My office is currently in the process of planning next year’s schedule for these already with our parish offices.

  • No Big White Fluffy Cake!

    On the 15th August this year Sr Noreen from the Gladstone Parish celebrated 50 years of living her vowed life as a Marist Missionary Sister.

  • In Loving Memory: Sister Anne-Marie Kinnane RSM

    The Rockhampton region has benefited enormously from Anne-Marie’s energy, vision, care and commitment to ensuring the community’s welfare. As a commissioner with the Australian Social Welfare Commission, Anne-Marie developed networks which provided various services for vulnerable people and families.

  • Parish News

    Cathedral Parish


    Capricorn Coast




    North Rockhampton

  • In Loving Memory: Sr Mary Gabriel Kennedy rsm

    In loving memory of Sr Gabriel who served as a Sister of Mercy in the Diocese of Rockhampton for over 75 years.

  • In Loving Memory: Sr Josie Curran rsm

    Greatly inspired by Catherine McAuley, caring has been at the heart of Josie’s ministry as a Sister of Mercy.

  • A powerhouse of prayer

    One of the joys of the Communion ministry to the sick and house-bound is experiencing the faith of the people to whom we minister. 

  • News from Woorabinda

    I was quietly watching TV news last night when one of the Woori locals phoned me asking if I was “alright?” She alerted me to the danger that the old café house next to the church was on fire!

  • Catechism in the West

    Preparing children on remote properties and in smaller towns for the sacraments has always been a challenge.  Different methods have been adopted over the years, often evolving as schooling methods changed

  • Rodeo at St Brendan’s College

    St Brendan’s College recently wrapped up its annual SBC/9 Mile Investments Rodeo for 2022.  Once again, the event was a massive success and the College expressly thanks the wonderful backing from sponsors, parents and staff who without their support would not make this event possible.

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