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 Trinity – God, becomes flesh. Of all the religious celebrations and traditions – even beyond Christianity – the concept of the Deity taking on completely …

Visit of the Apostolic Nuncio to Australia

On Sunday evening, 19 November 2017, the Apostolic Nuncio to Australia (the Holy Father’s Representative in Australia), His Excellency Most Reverend Adolfo Tito Yllana, visited the Military Diocese where  he concelebrated Mass on the Feast of Christ the King with Bishop Max and several Military Chaplains at St Paul’s Catholic …

Chaplain’s Retreat

The Catholic Military Chaplains around Australia gathered for their annual retreat at the Marist Hermitage Mittagong NSW over the week 5-10 November 2017. Some twenty chaplains attended with Bishop Max Davis. A number of chaplains were unable to attend due to deployment and two were undertaking initial military courses as …

Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2017

Registrations are NOW Open It is with great excitement registrations have been launched for ACYF 2017 in Sydney from 7-9 December 2017. Groups and Individuals are encouraged to register early to secure their spot at the Festival. The Australian Bishops have released a statement and short video sharing their excitement about …

Ordination of Deacon Kevin O’Sullivan

Kevin was ordained Deacon on Wednesday 17 May at Christ the King Parish, Graceville, Brisbane. Kevin is the ninth Deacon ordained by the Military Diocese. Currently Kevin is posted to RAAF Base Tindal NT and will return to his posting for a short period prior to his deployment to the …

Knights of the Southern Cross Donation to the Military Diocese

The Southern Cross Charitable Trust of the Knights of the Southern Cross (KSC) has generously donated $4,835.00 to the Military Diocese to assist in the training of Military Chaplains and Lay Leaders for the Australian Defence Force. The presentation was made to Monsignor Peter O’Keefe at the National Executive Meeting …

New Bishop Geraldton WA

Former Military Chaplain Announced as the New Bishop of Geraldton WA Pope Francis has announced that Fr Michael Morrissey has been appointed the new Bishop of Geraldton. Bishop-Elect Morrissey is the first Bishop of Geraldton who was born, raised, ordained and who has ministered his entire priestly life in Geraldton. …

Anzac Day Mass 2017

A procession into the church by an Ensign Party consisting of Officer Cadets and Midshipmen from the Australian Defence Force Academy very much had the attention of the St Christopher’s Cathedral congregation as they commemorated the National Anzac Day Mass on Tuesday morning. Incorporating Mass for the Fallen by Fr …

Your Invitation – WYD 2016

    Dear Catholic Members of the Australian Defence Force, You’re invited to join a contingent of the Military Diocese for World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland. The World Youth Day event will take place over 25-31 July 2016. We are examining various options for the days prior to …