Diocesan Newsletter

September 2023

  • Fr Pat Mooney RIP

    Last month, Fr Pat Mooney, passed away in Mackay.  He was well loved right across this diocese.  A gentle man, who loved to yarn and listen, he served generously as a priest  for over 51 years.  The last ten years were marked by ill-health yet still he continued to serve as his health allowed. May he enter into the reward prepared for a good and faithful servant.

  • Celebrating the Christian Brother Heritage of St Brendan’s College

    On August 29th, we honoured the 116 Christian Brothers who have selflessly served St Brendan’s College since 1940.

  • Fr Bill Senn celebrates 10th Anniversary of Ordination to Priesthood

    Fr Bill Senn recently celebrated his 10th Anniversary of Ordination with the communities of Mackay and Gracemere.

  • Parish News


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  • World Youth Day

    Before returning from WYD, Bishop Michael asked the pilgrims of our diocese to offer some reflection on the experience. They have kindly agreed to share them with our readers.

  • Walk for PNG by St Ursula’s College

    Students and staff from St Ursula’s College participated in their annual Walk for Papua New Guinea (PNG) fundraiser on the final day of Term Three, raising $1700 from their efforts.

  • Success at St Brendan’s 2023 Rodeo

    St Brendan’s College pulled off an incredible rodeo weekend, and we couldn’t be happier with the results!

  • Thanks to Lesley Schneider

    A legacy of love and service: Rockhampton’s Lesley Schneider retires after nearly three decades in aged care.

  • Catholic Education News

    Catholic Education Message Stick 25th August 2023

    Catholic Education Message Stick 1st September 2023

    Catholic Education Message Stick 8th September 2023


  • In Loving Memory

    We remember in prayer those who have recently died.