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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.

Bishop's Latest Writings

  • Let your hearts be broken, not your garments torn

    “Let your hearts be broken, not your garments torn” These words are from the reading of the Prophet Joel 2:13 during the Ash Wednesday Mass at the beginning of Lent. As Easter is about to happen, I would like to go back to those words from Joel. The background to these words is a call for lamentation and prayer as the country, Judah, had been...

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  • Viewing Others Through the Light of the Resurrection

    Viewing Others Through the Light of the Resurrection The disciples of Jesus rushed to Jesus’s tomb with Mary Magdalene to see for themselves that it was truly empty, as she had reported it was.  After inspecting the tomb and seeing that it was indeed empty, they returned home. Mary remained there weeping.  Looking again into the tomb she saw...

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  • Days of Fasting and Reparation

    Dear Members of our Catholic Community, All members of the Catholic Community, including the bishops, have ben invited to participate in days of fasting and reparation in sorrow for child sexual abuse and for the healing of victims. The Royal Commission has revealed shocking stories of sexual abuse by priest, religious brothers, sisters and lay...

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  • Bishop Michael's 2017 Christmas Message

    “Do not be afraid, Listen, I bring you news of great joy” In Luke’s Gospel, these words were spoken 2,000 years ago to a group of shepherds in the field as they were sleeping or protecting their animals from danger. Their world was turned upside down by this greeting as they gazed into the night deciding what to do next. What amazes me is that the...

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  • 2017 Pastoral Letter - Same-Sex Marriage

      17 August 2017     Dear people of the Diocese of Geraldton,   As Australians all of us are being called to participate in a voluntary postal vote on the issue of same-sex marriage. This question of changing the Marriage Act has been with us for some time.   I would like to offer you some thoughts on the Catholic Church’s teachings and assist you in the...

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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.

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Catholic Diocese
of GERALDTON
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Geraldton WA 6531

PO Box 46
Geraldton WA 6531

Ph: +61 8 9921 3221
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