Easter Message from Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett, 2008

Posted March 20, 2008
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, the faithful of the Diocese, together with the priests and deacons, and men and women in consecrated life: Fifteen years ago this month two refugee families from Iraq settled in my parish in Hobart. They were members of the Chaldean Catholic Church, a community of Christians in communion with… View Article

Bishop Jarrett Welcomes National Apology

Posted February 13, 2008
The Bishop of the Diocese of Lismore, the Most Reverend Geoffrey Jarrett, has welcomed the Apology to the ‘Stolen Generation’. He said “The Apology is a milestone in the life our nation. It is a defining moment, from which I hope that we will all press onwards to complete the work of reconciliation with the… View Article

2008 Lenten Address from Pope Benedict XVI

Posted January 31, 2008
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI FOR LENT 2008 “Christ made Himself poor for you” (2 Cor 8,9) Dear Brothers and Sisters! 1. Each year, Lent offers us a providential opportunity to deepen the meaning and value of our Christian lives, and it stimulates us to rediscover the mercy of God so that we, in… View Article

Father Carney’s Requiem Mass

Posted January 21, 2008
Pontifical Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Reverend Father James’ Jim’ Carney was celebrated in St. Carthage’s Cathedral Lismore on Monday January 14, 2008. Interment followed at East Lismore Cemetery. Father Carney had been living in retirement in Melbourne. He was the son of the late Tom and Mary Carney and loved… View Article

Death of Father James Carney

Posted January 10, 2008
The death occurred in Melbourne on Monday the 8th of January of Reverend Father James Carney, the former Parish Priest of Bellingen. A priest of the Lismore Diocese for forty years, Father Carney was ordained in Lismore on July 22, 1967. He had been living in retirement in Clifton Hill, Victoria. His funeral will take… View Article