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Bishop Michael’s Letter

17 November, 2022

Dear Brother and Sisters in Christ

I welcome you once again to the electronic newsletter capturing the events of our Parish communities from the last month.

As I write this, I have just returned from visiting the parishes in the West, celebrating 125 years of St Joseph’s Primary School at Barcaldine. The Sisters of Mercy were an integral part of Barcaldine’s St Joseph’s Primary School and it was lovely to meet with Sisters Denise, Justina and Rita at the celebrations, together with the many former principals, teachers and students.  It was good to catch up with the Catholic Community at Longreach on Saturday evening for Mass and Blackall on Sunday evening for Mass followed by a shared meal. It is great to see the west is looking green again after many years of drought.

On Monday evening I attended the Mackay Catholic Men’s Group with their wives who joined us for a meal at the Bowls Club. The next morning was the Anointing Mass at St Francis of Assisi Home. Travelling around you come to realise that our Diocese is large and vast but made up of so many wonderful people who care for our various communities and the apostolate.

With many blessings.

Bishop Michael