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 …

Media Statement – 15 Feb 2016

Bishop Max Davis, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of the Australian Defence Force, has been found not guilty of all accusations and charges relating to claims of historical incidents which were dealt with by the District Court of Western Australia during the period from 8-15 February 2016.

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 …

“Don’t Mess with Marriage”

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Bishops Commission for Family, Youth and Life   “Don’t Mess with Marriage”  Re: Pastoral Letter from the Catholic Bishops of Australia to all Australians on the ‘Same-Sex Marriage’ Debate  Media Release 28 May 2015   As the debate about ‘same-sex marriage’ gains momentum nationally, the Australian Catholic …