On the 2nd Anniversary of his election, Pope Francis announced a surprise Holy Year of Mercy.
    This extraordinary Jubilee began with the Opening of the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica on
December 8 2015, and it will conclude on November 20, 2016.
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Welcome
As a Diocese, we aim to be welcoming, missionary, centred on Christ, with each striving to live one's particular vocation. It is in living out our calling that we praise God, follow Christ, influence society and achieve the goal of eternal life won for us by Christ.
                                                                                                                                                                     Taken from the Diocesan Vision Statement
                                                                                                                                                                      Most Rev. Justin Bianchini, DD

Bishop's Latest Writings

  • Bishop's Weekly Thoughts - May 2016

    9th May - Jesus the Bread of Life Pt 4 Last week I made the point that Jesus and the gift of himself to us in the Eucharist is the Bread of Life for us now. There is much more however. He goes well beyond the present life. His gift goes into eternity - to eternal life and the Resurrection. “I am the living bread which has come down from heaven....

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  • Bishop's Easter Message 2016

    The Mercy of God in the Easter Mystery Another word we know for Easter is Passover. It’s the word the Jews use for that memorable time in their Faith history when Moses led them from slavery in Egypt, through the Red Sea, to freedom. As slaves they truly were in a pitiable state. The Egyptians were relentless, and to keep them subdued they made...

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  • Bishop's Weekly Thoughts - April 2016

      25th April - Jesus the Bread of Life Pt 2 Jesus goes further than calling us to Faith in him. He actually promises something unbelievable to many. He promises that he will give us himself in another way. “….and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world” (vs51).  “For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink”...

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  • Bishop's Weekly Thoughts - March 2016

      28th March - Easter Octave While the Easter Vigil, for those who had the privilege of celebrating it, or the Easter Sunday Mass, is such a joyful occasion and the highlight of the year, we need more time to drink it in. It is exactly because it is so rich, so deep, such a Mystery, that we need much more time to do this year after year. The Church...

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  • Bishop's Weekly Thoughts - February 2016

      29th February - Fasting and Christian Life While the Church rules of fasting are now minimal compared with when I was young, the need and the value of fasting remains. Without going into detail, we know that fasting properly done is a good help in turning to God, in Christian living and in providing for the poor and the needy. Apart from fasting...

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  • Bishop Justin's 2015 Christmas Message

      We have begun the Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis. The purpose of this Year is clearly stated by Pope Francis when he wrote, “How much I desire that the Year to come will be steeped in mercy, so that we can go out to every human man and woman, bringing the goodness and tenderness of God”. Many people may have a narrow understanding of...

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  • Bishop's Weekly Thoughts - December 2015

    28 December – The End of 2015 I offer a simple point to end my reflection this year – however I believe it is a very important one. Towards the end of each year, various people and organisations review the year – it highlights, what was achieved etc. and that is good. What would be wonderful would be for each of us to take some quiet time with...

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Vision Statement

We are:

* a welcoming community which reaches out to all
* celebrating Christ's presence
* joyfully living out our Christian calling across distance and diversity

This vision states that as a Diocese, we aim to be a welcoming, missionary, centred on Christ, and each striving to live one's particular vocation. It is in living out our calling that we praise God, follow Christ, influence society and achieve the goal of eternal life won for us by Christ. In the parishes we have encouraged people to measure whatever they do against this Diocesan vision.

Most Rev. Justin Bianchini, DD

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