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1st January 1970

Annual Priests' Retreat

All the Priests from the Diocese are gathering for their annual retreat....

Diocesan Conference - Grace of Baptism

Get your registrations in for the Grace of Baptism retreat conference in Rockhampton this weekend!  Bishop Michael has invited all to come along....

Fr Chris Schick RIP and Funeral Arrangements

Father Chris Schick passed away Sunday 30th July surrounded by loving family, after a short illness....

2017 Mass of Thanksgiving for Priesthood

Jubilee celebrations of Fr Frank Gilbert and Fr Alexander Kannikattu Varghese....

4th Edition of Diocesan Newsletter

4th Edition of Diocesan Newsletter...

3rd Edition of Diocesan Newsletter

3rd Edition of the Diocesan newsletter has been released....

Pope Francis Wants to Hear You!

Young Australians 16-29 - have you completed the survey for Pope Francis?  He wants to hear from you!...

Novena for Fr Chris Schick

You are invited to participate in a Novena - praying with Sr Mary MacKillop, for Fr Chris Schick at this time as he continues to receive treatment....

Bishop's Easter Message 2017

Bishop Michael's Easter message to the people of the Diocese....

Cyclone Appeal

Bishop Michael has called a special appeal to assist those affected by the recent cyclone and its after effects....

Launch of Diocesan Newsletter

Welcome to the First Edition newsletter of the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton. Here you will find an intriguing variety of material and information about upcoming and recent events....

Rally - St Joseph's Cathedral

Come along Friday evening 25th August, to St Joseph's Cathedral, for a lively night of music, prayer and teaching.  Bishop Michael will be present, with special guest speaker Shayne Bennett and our worship leader Laura Otto and the Elevate Youth team....

Bishop's Letter on Marriage Amendment Bill

Bishop Michael has issued a letter to the people of the Diocese regarding the proposed Marriage Amendment Bill....

Vacancy - Executive Secretary, Bishop's Office

The role of Executive Secretary, Bishop's Office is currently vacant and the Diocese is seeking applications.  Please see the full article for further information....

2017 Advent Pastoral Letter

Bishop Michael McCarthy's Advent Pastoral letter to the people of the Diocese, and information on priest placements for 2018....

December Edition of Diocesan Newsletter

The December edition of the Diocesan newsletter is now available....

Pastoral Letter in Response to the Final Report from the Royal Commission

The Royal Commission has presented their final report into institutional responses to child sexual abuse.  Bishop Michael has provided a response to the people of the Diocese....

Vacancy - Parish Office Administrator, Cathedral Parish

The role of Parish Office Administrator, The Cathedral Parish of St Joseph, is currently vacant and the Parish is seeking applications.  Please see the full article for further information....

November Edition of Diocesan Newsletter

The November Edition of the Diocesan Newsletter is now available...

2017 Child Protection Sunday

Each year the Australian Catholic Church dedicates the Sunday at the end of Child Protection Week as Child Protection Sunday. In 2017 this falls on Sunday 10 September.  Here Bishop Michael shares some thoughts and provides links to some resources....

September Edition of Diocesan Newsletter

The September Edition is now available...

Join us for a nationwide Rosary chain

100 years of Fatima is to be celebrated in October, please join us for a nation-wide rosary....

October Edition of Diocesan newsletter

The October Edition of the Diocesan Newsletter is now available....

Chrism Mass 2017

Despite recent weather events from tropical cyclone Debbie, the 2017 Chrism Mass went ahead at St Joseph's Cathedral on Wednesday 5th April....

2017 Diocesan Pilgrimage

The 2017 Diocesan Pilgrimage group departed Australia Sunday 12th March headed to the Holy Land....

Sr Anne-Marie Kinnane Awarded Companion of CQUniversity

Sr Anne-Marie Kinnane has been an influential educator who has utilised her knowledge, skills, personal drive and leadership qualities to make connections and build strong relationships to support the Rockhampton region.  She was recently acknowledged with an honorary award in recognition of her work....

Catholic Mission - World Mission Appeal 2016

"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace".  By supporting the Catholic Mission World Mission Appeal, or by partnering with us through your monthly gift, you are  helping community leaders in Papua New Guinea receive training so they can advocate for their communities and allow them to find peace through mercy....

The Haven, Emu Park

The Haven at Emu Park to remain in Church Hands....

St Brigid's Longreach Diocesan Drought Appeal

St Brigid's drought appeal started in 2013 and it is through your generosity and kindness that we are able to help our struggling drought stricken families in this area....

Closing of the Holy Door

As the dedicated Year of Mercy comes to an end, the Mass for the Closing of the Holy Door will be celebrated by Bishop Michael McCarthy....

St Theresa's Church - A New Era

An exciting new era of ministry has just begun for St Theresa’s in Rockhampton, with plans underway to convert the now decommissioned church into a thriving community centre....

Woorabinda Comes Together for Sr Cecilia

When Sister Cecilia planned some spring cleaning, a vandalised home wasn't what she had in mind....

2017 Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Come Walk Where Jesus Walked - Rockhampton Diocese 2017 Pre Easter Pilgrimage to the Holy Land....

Child Protection Sunday

Sunday 11th September is Child Protection Sunday and concludes National Child Protection Week....

Draw Me In - Diocesan Youth Event - 9th October

"Draw Me In" a Diocesan Youth Event for High Schoolers and Young Adults at St Joseph's Cathedral Rockhampton on Sunday 9th October from 3-5pm...

Social Justice Sunday

Sunday 25th September is Social Justice Sunday and this year's theme is "A Place at the Table - Social Justice in an Ageing Society"....

Advent Pastoral Letter

Bishop Michael has released his Advent Pastoral Letter to the people of the Diocese of Rockhampton....

Vacancy - Diocesan Safeguarding Case Worker

The role of Diocesan Safeguarding Case Worker is currently vacant and we are seeking applications.  Please view the full article for further information.  This position is now closed....

Fr Dan Moore RIP

Fr Dan Moore passed away early Wednesday morning 15th February (Australian time) at his family home in Ireland surrounded by his family....

Bishop's Lenten Pastoral Letter

Bishop Michael shares his Lenten pastoral message with the people of the Rockhampton Diocese....

Fr Bruce Little RIP and Funeral Details

Fr Bruce Little passed away unexpectedly on Saturday 25th February.  See full message for funeral details....

2nd Edition of Diocesan Newsletter

2nd Edition of the Diocesan newsletter has been released....

Fr Paul Kettle RIP and Funeral Arrangements

Fr Paul Kettle passed away on Friday afternoon 18th August in Bundaberg....

Bishop's Letter on Final Hearing of Royal Commission

Bishop Michael's Letter to the Diocese on the final hearing involving the Catholic Church at the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse....

Christmas Mass Times 2017

We've put together a list of Mass times for Christmas by location across the Diocese so you can find out where you nearest Christmas Mass will be....

Bishop's Christmas Message 2016

Bishop Michael shares his Christmas Message for the Diocese for 2016....

Christmas Lunch Provided for the Lonely and Needy

Rockhampton's Volunteers Without Borders provided over 500 Christmas lunches on Christmas Day in the grounds of St Joseph's Cathedral....

Bishop Michael Guest Speaker for Mackay Catholic Men's Dinner Club

The Mackay Catholic Men's Dinner Club met for their monthly dinner on Monday 31st October. Bishop Michael McCarthy was the guest speaker and an invitation was given to all Parishioners to attend....

2016 Diocesan Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference

Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference on "The Holy Spirit & Mercy" will be held from 14th to 16th October, with guest speaker Fr Gino Henriques,CSSR....
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