Diocesan Pastoral Services

Diocesan Pastoral Services 

Pastoral Services Ministries

Catholic Prison Ministry
Diocesan Vocations Promotions
Diocesan Youth Ministries
Stella Maris Seafarers Centre
Western Region Pastoral Ministry
"The Review" Publication




Catholic Prison Ministry

Catholic Prison Ministry provides the following services:

  • Chaplaincy duties as allocated by the Capricornia Correctional Centre’s Chaplaincy Team—an ecumenical team made up of chaplains from various mainstream denominations as well as non-denominational chaplains and an Aboriginal chaplain.
  • Accommodation for out-of town families of prisoners/visitors to prisoners and
  • Transport of families and friends of prisoners to and from the correctional centre and other venues as requested.

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Chaplains/Ministers - Sr Dolores Donnelly rsm, Mr Paul Worthington, Fr Marcel Kujur


Diocesan Vocations Promotions

Diocesan Vocations Promotions was established to promote and support the vocation of all people in the diocese, firstly the baptismal vocation of every person, and more particularly, to promote and encourage vocations to ordained ministry or religious life.   It advertises such events as National Vocations Awareness Week and provides links to resources and personnel who are best able to help an individual in the discernment of his/her particular vocation.

Diocesan Vocations Director - Fr Matthew Moloney

Click on the following link for more information on Vocations


Diocesan Youth Ministries

Diocesan Youth Ministries has three overarching goals:

  • To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today
  • To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community and
  • To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.

These goals are addressed with the understanding that Youth Ministry is the response of the entire Christian Community to the needs of young people and the sharing of the unique gifts of young people with the larger community.


Co-ordinator - Shaun Pettett


Stella Maris Seafarers Centre

“Our vision is to warmly welcome and care for all visiting seafarers”.

President - Mr Ian Podosky 
Centre Manager - Mr Peter Cahill


Western Region Pastoral Ministry

The Western Region Pastoral Ministry is a ministry of presence to the people on isolated properties and isolated communities in the western part of the Diocese. The minister engages with the people of the outback through the joys and trials of their lives and provides spiritual and liturgical opportunities if requested.  Sr Mary also prepares families for the sacraments, and conducts funerals when asked.

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Pastoral Minister - Sr Mary Farrelly sm


"The Review"

"The Review" is the journal of the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton and provides a means to communicate to the people of the Diocese about Diocesan activities and to cultivate an enthusiasm for church in the Central Queensland region.

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