Our Bishop, Michael McCarthy, has continued to respond to the coronavirus, COVID 19, as the situation has developed across the world and here in Australia. Local parish priests and administrators have been given the discretion to determine how to implement their plans following the guidelines regarding social distancing and cleaning protocols laid out by the government. You are encouraged to contact your local parish for further information.

Following the Queensland Health directive on the 8th of January Bishop Michael has issued the following update to all the faithful in our Diocese on what they can expect when attending church on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of January:

Dear Brothers and Sisters

Today on the news it was announced that the greater Brisbane area is to lockdown, with all church services in that area restricted.

This weekend, I am asking you all to be cautious when you attend Mass in our Diocese.

If you have visited the greater Brisbane area since Saturday, 2 January 2021, you are required to self-isolate and stay at home until Monday, 11 January at 6pm; and I ask you not to enter a church in this Diocese this weekend.

For those who enter our churches this weekend, please sanitise your hands:

  • as you enter
  • before receiving Holy Communion, and
  • as you exit the

If you are unwell, please go home and seek medical attention.

Yours Sincerely,
Bishop Michael

Below you can find the Bishop’s pastoral letters and all updates to date: