Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton

The Diocese of Rockhampton came into being on 29 December 1881. It was previously part of the greater Brisbane Archdiocese.


The Rockhampton Diocese is one of five in the State of Queensland and one of the twenty-eight dioceses in Australia. 

In 1930, the Diocese of Townsville was formed from the northern part of the Rockhampton Diocese.The main industries in the region are mining, grazing and farming. The coastal areas and nearby islands boast many beautiful tropical beaches. There are spectacular national parks as well as a number of carefully preserved ancient Aboriginal sites. Further west is the great Australian Outback.

Bishop Michael McCarthy, BISHOP OF ROCKHAMPTON (pictured right)

MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE DIOCESE OF ROCKHAMPTON regarding the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Public Hearing into the former St Joseph’s Home at Neerkol.

 

Bishop Michael McCarthy's Letter - Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - Public Hearing Rockhampton commencing Tuesday 14 April.

View the letter from the Bishop Michael McCarthy, BISHOP OF ROCKHAMPTON


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