The Cathedral Parish is a Catholic faith community centred on Bathurst NSW, Australia. It embraces people in the city of Bathurst and surrounding countryside and the towns and villages from Sofala and Wattle Flat to the north to Rockley and Burraga to the south.
The members of the community provide, or are involved in, many different endeavours in striving to live out the Good News of the Reign of God’s Love within our local community. The Word of God and our personal and communal prayer nurtures our spirituality that is then activated in our service of others in health and aged care, education, care of those in need and of the environment that sustains us, and the many diverse ways that ‘love of neighbour’ is lived out by members of the community.
Each year, between the Ascension of the Lord and Pentecost, Christians in Australia dedicate time to pray for unity among and within Churches. This year, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be celebrated from 16 May – 23 May.The theme of this year’s celebration comes from John 15:1-7 – Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit.In the Bathurst community, there will be many moments to gather and pray together:16th May – 11am: (Ascension Sunday): Shared time of fellowship in the grounds of the Catholic Cathedral of St Michael and St John; coffee and cake available (tour of recently renovated Cathedral offered).18th May – 11am: Time of Prayer in All Saints Anglican Cathedral.19th May – 9am-2pm: Free Safe Church Awareness Workshop offered to all leaders in Bathurst. Venue: Catholic Cathedral Parish Centre. Registrations via email to email@example.com May – 6pm: Time of Prayer in the Catholic Cathedral of St Michael and St John.23rd May – 11am: (Pentecost Sunday) SRE time of Prayer, Parish Centre of the Cathedral of St Michael and St John.You and members of your church are encouraged to gather for these times of prayer and fellowship. Please email – firstname.lastname@example.org – to RSVP (appreciated for catering purposes) or if you have any queries you can contact Deacon Josh Clayton – email@example.com or 0458 261 513.
Expression of Interest- Altar Servers
The Cathedral Parish is currently offering the opportunity for young volunteers to become altar servers at any church in our Parish especially the Cathedral (Cnr
William & Keppel Streets) and the Assumption Church (Mitre Street).
Nam Dinh Le to be admitted as a Candidate for Ordination
“In this step, Nam will publicly declare himself ready to prepare for the call to Ordination and the Church will accept his declaration. This begins the final stage of discernment, on his part and ours, in the long journey of listening for the Lord’s will”, said Bishop McKenna.
Please pray for Nam, as well as our current candidates, Diep and Thao; and for all our seminarians: Cong, Duong, Ha, Kieu and Dai, who have offered themselves to serve Christ and his people in this part of the Vineyard.
- SUPPORT YOUR PARISH BY GIVING ONLINE: Some of your fellow parishioners are experiencing economic hardship now, and cannot give as they usually would. So, for those who can still give, this is a time for solidarity and generosity. Find out more HERE