• Bishop Michael pays tribute to Fr Rod Dela Rosa SVD (RIP)

    Yesterday morning, Monday 11th October, I received the sad news that Father Rod Dela Rosa SVD passed away.

    12 October, 2021 more
  • Updates to the Pastoral & Sacramental Care of the Parishes of Mackay Region

    Bishop Michael updates the Diocese about Clergy arrangements for the Mackay region from October.

    15 September, 2021 more
  • Position Vacant – Centre Manager

    The Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton is advertising a new job opportunity as a Centre Manager for the Stella Maris Seafarers Centre in Mackay providing practical and pastoral care to seafarers coming through the Port of Mackay and the Port of Hay Point.

    15 September, 2021 more
  • Bishop Michael McCarthy Calls for Urgent Action on VAD Legislation

    Bishop Michael has called all the faithful to consider responding in several ways regarding the VAD Legislation to be voted on in the coming weeks in the Queensland Parliament.
    He reminds us that as Catholics, we have a different understanding of compassion and dignity founded on our first principle of health care: try to heal, and if you cannot, then care. He encourages you to make our Catholic voice known in this debate.

    03 September, 2021 more
  • Diocese of Rockhampton Supports Statement on Afghanistan and Its Implication for Refugees

    Bishop Michael has confirmed the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton supports the Statement on Afghanistan and Its Implication for Refugees

    19 August, 2021 more
  • Bishop Michael McCarthy’s June 21st Pastoral Letter to the Diocese of Rockhampton – Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Legislation

    Bishop Michael has written a pastoral letter regarding the Queensland Parliament’s proposal to legalise euthanasia (bill introduced May 25th). He writes to voice his concerns and highlight our Catholic arguments against this legislation that will go to a vote of the Parliament in September this year.

    25 June, 2021 more
  • Bishop Michael McCarthy’s June 15th Letter to the Prime Minister on behalf of the Murugappan Family of Biloela

    On June 15th Bishop Michael McCarthy wrote a personal letter to The Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia.
    Bishop Michael asked that the Australian Government reconsider the permanent status of the Murugappan Family, allow them to stay in Australia and return to their friends at Biloela.

    18 June, 2021 more
  • New Vicar General Appointed for the Diocese of Rockhampton

    Bishop Michael has appointed a new Vicar General for the Diocese of Rockhampton. The Diocese congratulates Father Peter Tonti as he takes up this important role for the next two year.

    24 May, 2021 more
  • Ordination of Deacon Ashwin Acharya

    Bishop Michael has released a special announcement on the Ordination to the Priesthood of Deacon Ashwin Acharya.

    21 May, 2021 more
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