Serving those who serve the Nation

Serving those who serve the Nation

Chapels
Our Diocese is spread out all of over the country with Chapels located in each State, served by dedicated Chaplains.  
Serving Faithfully
Serving Faithfully - December 2018 - Issue 31    This Issue contains articles on the following: This Time of Hope News from the Diocese Annual Catholic Chaplains Retreat Honour Their Spirit Star Over Bethlehem Army...

Welcome to the Catholic Military Ordinariate of Australia

This is the Catholic Diocese of the Australian Military Services which has been charged with the pastoral care of the uniformed members of Australia’s Navy, Army and Air Force, their families and of the civilians employed by the Department of Defence.

Whether you are seeking specific information or just browsing we are delighted to have you visit us.

The Diocese is not all that large in terms of numbers of people but our people are involved in a vocation, which is most important. Our Chaplains, both full-time and part-time, serve wherever our people are serving whether in war or peace, at home in various parts of Australia or overseas.

As the Catholic Diocese of the Australian Military Services, we live in the world and relate to the world. As a Diocese we uphold the way of life, traditions and mores of our society and Church in relation to behavior, family life, marriage and social justice.

This Diocese is deeply committed to providing pastoral care to all members of the Australian Defence Force and their families wherever they may be.

Please enjoy your visit. Every blessing.

Annual Chaplains Retreat 2018
Annual Chaplains Retreat 2018
The Chaplains gathered at the Marist Brothers Hermitage, Mittagong NSW for their annual retreat 11-16 November. Some 25 full-time and part-time Chaplains were present. This...
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ANZAC Mass Homily 2018
ANZAC Mass Homily 2018
For an increasing number of citizens across Australia and New Zealand the observance of Anzac Day begins with early rising, preparation and a journey to...
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Lent 2018
Lent 2018
Military Ordinary of Australia - Bishop's Message for Lent 2018   Dear Brothers and Sisters, The observance of the Season of Lent has its foundation...
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Our Stories

Stories of faith, hope and love - our stories shape us and make us who we are.
Vale—Father Keith Teefey CSsR
Vale—Father Keith Teefey CSsR
Father Keith Patrick Teefey, a priest of the Congregation of The Most Holy Redeemer, died on 11 May 2018 at age 85. At his funeral...
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A Letter to a Cobber
A Letter to a Cobber
Right to Die or Duty to Die? Major General Peter R Phillips AO MC KCSG [Papal] [Ret’d]
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Old Army Chalice Finds New Owner
Old Army Chalice Finds New Owner
Seventy-six years separates our Commissioning but, as if by design and not chance, mine and Padre Brendan Rogers lives crossed paths.
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The Anzac Book
The Anzac Book
The Anzac Book was an instant success when it was released in 1916. It was an anthology of poems, stories, colour illustrations and cartoons. It...
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From the Governor General

Just as so many Australians draw strength and inspiration from the members of our Defence Force, many of them draw support and pastoral care from the Catholic Military Diocese.  I commend the work of the Catholic Military Diocese and their efforts to contribute to the overall health and wellbeing of Australian servicemen and women through faith.

His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd),
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia