27 November 2023

Document helps those accompanying Catholics considering euthanasia

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has published a document to assists priests, chaplains and pastoral workers who are asked to provide pastoral support to Catholics who are considering euthanasia. In preparing the document, To Witness and to Accompany with Christian Hope, the bishops consulted widely with a range of people including theologians, ethicists, liturgists and medical doctors. The bishops have also worked with the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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24 November 2023

Church in Australia carrying forward its pursuit of synodality

In anticipation of the Solemnity of Christ the King this weekend, a letter to the People of God in Australia has been prepared to provide an update on the Church’s progress beyond the conclusion of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia. While formal recognitio from the Holy See has not yet been received for the Council’s acts and decrees, dioceses, religious institutes and other Catholic communities are embracing various outcomes of the Plenary Council, including through synods, assemblies and focused events. The letter also outlines key milestones since the conclusion of the Plenary Council in July last year, and examines the complementary nature of the Plenary Council and the ongoing Synod of Bishops for a Synodal Church.

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Ecumenical Advent Conversation
23 November 2023

An Ecumenical Advent Conversation

The Catholic Diocese of Sale and the Anglican Diocese of Gippsland gathered at The Abbey on Raymond Island, near Paynesville for an Advent Ecumenical Conversation.

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22 November 2023


Catechists from across our diocese gathered at St. Michael's Parish, Berwick, for a day's retreat led by Br. Tony Clark FMS. The theme, "Journey to the Heart: Walking together as people of communion and mission

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18 November 2023

Diocese of Sale Takes Bold Steps in Combating Domestic Violence

In a profound journey of prayer, listening, awareness and discernment, the Diocese of Sale has taken significant strides to address the critical issue of domestic violence.

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14 November 2023

Presentation Sisters, 150 Years of Service

Many of us who grew up in the Latrobe Valley and East Gippsland would have fond memories of the Presentation Sisters for their work in the parish and at Nagle College in both Bairnsdale and Moe/Newborough. It is almost precisely 150 years since the Presentation Nuns arrived in Australia

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10 November 2023

PRAYING FOR A LASTING PEACE -A statement from Australia’s Catholic Bishops

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has this morning approved a statement on the Holy Land, titled “Praying for a Lasting Peace”.

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Clergy appts
01 November 2023

Clergy Appointments 2024

Bishop Greg Bennet has made the following Clergy appointments which will take effect on Wednesday 17th January 2024.

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