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Message from Bishop Michael McKenna Catholic Diocese of Bathurst

CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF BATHURST

Message from
Bishop Michael McKenna

Dear Friends in Christ,

Between now and Advent, I plan to visit every parish in the Diocese to share our stories on the that has been and our hopes for next year and the years to come.

This will be a simple visitation: I will say Mass in each parish and hope to pray with as many people as current restrictions allow. It will not be possible to meet with everyone, but I have asked the parish priests to arrange a gathering of the school principal(s), pastoral council and finance committee. In addition I will spend some time with leaders and members of Word and Faith groups.

My hope is that, during this difficult year, we have learnt some things about our faith and how we live and share it. There may be lessons for how we plan for the future.

Please be united in prayer with me that God would bless this initiative and stir up joyful hope in all the faithful of our local church.

Our Lady of the Central West, St Patrick and St Mary of the Cross, pray for us and with us.

Yours in Christ,
 
+Michael McKenna
Bishop of Bathurst

VISIT OF BISHOP MICHAEL TO THE PARISHES OF MUDGEE, GULGONG AND KANDOS
6TH – 8TH NOVEMBER

MUDGEE: Friday 6th November Mass at 5:00pm celebrated by Bishop Michael.
(Please note Friday 12:30pm Mass will be as normal).
Bishop Michael to meet with Word and Faith Group, Finance and Pastoral Council members.

GULGONG: Saturday 7th November Mass at 6:00pm
(Please note this will replace the normal Sunday Mass).
Bishop Michael will meet with parish representatives prior to Mass.

KANDOS: Sunday Mass Rylestone at 11:00am
Bishop to meet with parish representatives.