Serving those who serve the Nation

Serving those who serve the Nation

Year of Youth 2018
The Australian Bishops have identified the liturgical year of 2018, beginning on the first Sunday of Advent (3rd December 2017), as a national Year of Youth. The Year of Youth invites the Church into prayerful...
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 - April 2018 - Issue 29    This Issue contains articles on the following: Bishop Max - ANZAC Centenary 'We Remember Them' Around the Diocese Not Afraid to Die New Awakenings for Veterans...
Our Stories
Stories of faith, hope and love - our stories shape us and make us who we are. These stories speak of faith and deep humanity, valour and comradeship forged within the evils of war.
60th Anniversary International Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes
60th Anniversary International Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes
The Military Diocese will take part in the 2018 International Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes 18-21 May. The Australian Catholic contingent with be led by Monsignor...
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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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Dying: The inevitable, and choices… are we ready?
Dying: The inevitable, and choices… are we ready?
A dinner was held in the Dining Room at Newman College on 17 February 2017 to highlight the work of the Little Sisters of the...
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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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Bishop Max’s Message for Christmas
Bishop Max’s Message for Christmas
  Once again we are beginning preparations to celebrate Christmas – the Feast of the Birth of Jesus. Jesus, the Second Person of the Blessed...
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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.

Our Stories

Stories of faith, hope and love - our stories shape us and make us who we are.
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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Borneo Campaign 70th Anniversary
Borneo Campaign 70th Anniversary
In the dying days of World War II one large island still remained in control of an invading aggressive Imperial Japanese military – Borneo. Among...
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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

Professional Standards

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