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In The Dioceses

Diocesan Assembly commits to local mission

Participants of the Adelaide Diocesan Assembly have pledged to take practical steps to fulfil the mission of the local Church. Source: The Southern Cross.

In The Dioceses Refugees

Community converts empty convent into home for Ukrainian refugees

A community effort to transform an empty convent in the Bathurst Diocese into a home for Ukrainian refugees has paid off, with two families moving in last weekend. Source: ABC News.

In The Dioceses Seniors

Queensland priest in the running for seniors gong

Mount Isa priest Fr Mick Lowcock is in the running for the 2023 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year Award to be announced next week. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Archives In The Dioceses

Diocesan archivists gather in Canberra for annual meeting

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB last week thanked diocesan archivists from across Australia for their “significant contribution to preserving the cultural patrimony of the Catholic Church”. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

In The Dioceses

Vandals cause $70,000 damage at historic cathedral

Community leaders in Goulburn, New South Wales, are outraged after vandals broke into a historic cathedral undergoing a major restoration and caused an estimated $70,000 damage to the building. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

In The Dioceses

Blessing of the fleet back on board

Glorious Sydney sunshine, the smell of cooking paella and the refrains of Ave Maria banished the rain and gloom for the triumphant return of the well-loved blessing of the fleet at Sydney’s Fish Markets. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

In The Dioceses

Prayer, preparations ahead of Adelaide’s assembly

Adelaide Archdiocese is preparing for this month’s Diocesan Assembly, with Archbishop Patrick O’Regan asking parishes, communities and schools to pray for the assembly at “every opportunity”. Source: The Southern Cross.