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  • Position Vacant – Human Resource Manager

    The Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton invites applications from generalist HR professionals. The position of Human Resource Manager reports to the Director of Diocesan Services and is responsible for promoting a positive organisational culture that is focussed on Catholic values, performance and accountability.

    10 May, 2021 more
  • Chief Health Officer Public Health Directions Update | 22 April 2021

    From 30 May 2021, you must have had the 2021 flu vaccine if it is available to you, to enter an aged care facility. This includes children over six months of age.

    22 April, 2021 more
  • Catholics in Australia encouraged to receive COVID-19 vaccine

    The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Commission for Life, Family and Public Engagement acknowledges that there are ethical concerns about the way some of the vaccines have been developed or tested.
    Despite those concerns, the Commission follows the guidance of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in urging people to be vaccinated for their own health, and for the health of the wider community.

    21 April, 2021 more
  • Holy Land Collection 2021, Good Friday April 2nd

    The annual Pontifical Good Friday Collection helps the ministry of the Franciscan friars who have shared the difficult lives of Christians in the often conflict-torn countries of the Middle East for over 800 years.

    15 March, 2021 more
  • Call To Prayer for Justice and Peace in Myanmar

    On Palm Sunday we remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on a donkey. Jesus accepts death on a cross rather than engaging in violence.

    15 March, 2021 more
  • An Update on Mass For You At Home

    The Diocese of Wollongong is set to become the new producer of Mass for You at Home, beaming Mass into people’s living rooms across the country each week from Easter Sunday, 2021. Mass has been broadcast on free-to-air television for decades, providing spiritual nourishment for people who are not able to attend Mass in person for a range of reasons. With COVID-19 restrictions dramatically increasing the number of people in this situation, the need for virtually accessible worship services has never been greater.

    09 March, 2021 more
  • Bishop Michael McCarthy’s Pastoral Letter regarding COVID-19 vaccine

    Bishop Michael has issued a pastoral letter regarding the COVID-19 vaccine as it was announced by the Prime Minister that the first shipment of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines had arrived in Australia.

    19 February, 2021 more
  • The Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton encouraged to join the prayers of the Iraqi faithful ahead of Pope Francis visit

    Bishop Michael McCarthy recently received the newsletter of Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq, and has called on all the faithful of the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton to join their prayers with our Iraqi brothers and sisters as Pope Francis will make the first Apostolic visit ever to Iraq from 5 to 8 March, visiting Baghdad, the plain of Ur, Mosul, and Qaraqosh.

    02 February, 2021 more
  • New Church protocol published for responding to sexual abuse

    A new protocol to be introduced next week provides a framework for Catholic entities across Australia to respond consistently to people raising concerns or allegations of child sexual abuse.

    28 January, 2021 more
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