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Visionary Parish Priest Father Donnelly passes away aged 91

Posted January 25, 2019
Great sadness is felt by his family, Parishioners and the local Port Macquarie community at the passing of Father Leo Donnelly on Wednesday evening at 10.30pm at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. Father Donnelly passed away as a result of a stroke after being admitted to hospital to combat an infection. Father D, as he was… View Article

Young Australians get set for World Youth Day Panama

Posted January 16, 2019
More than 1000 young people from across Australia will be jetting off to Panama this week to attend World Youth Day, which begins on January 22. Malcolm Hart, director of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s Office for Youth, is helping coordinate the bishops’ pilgrimage of approximately 700 people across 12 groups from throughout Australia. “There’s… View Article

Bishop Greg’s Christmas Message December 2018

Posted December 20, 2018
I remember growing up in a country town in Victoria. Life was simple, we never locked the front door of our house, neighbours dropped in and out, children played in the streets, mum and dad never worried about us. There were so many people that we looked up to and rightly or wrongly trusted. Doctors,… View Article

Ordination to Priesthood

Posted November 12, 2018
(from left) Emmanuel Okparanaku, Wilber Tobe and Anselm Okeke. Emmanuel Okparanaku was born in Nigeria. Emmanuel joined the Diocese of Lismore to train for the Priesthood in 2013. He went to Vianney College in Wagga Wagga to complete his training after which he was assigned in All Saints, Macleay Parish and then St Mary’s Casino… View Article