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For Regular Mass times for the Diocese Click here

Catch with the latest news from the Diocese with the Cairns Diocesan News:
Edition 1 March 2013: CLICK HERE
Edition 2 July 2013: CLICK HERE
Edition 3 October 2013: CLICK HERE
Edition 4 April 2014: CLICK HERE
Edition 5 July 2014: CLICK HERE

Please go to the Parish Information page for further information on individual parishes.

The Diocesan Mass Information Phone Line has the Mass times for the whole diocese. Phone 07 4051 1990 and follow the prompts.

Bishop's Pastoral Letter on the Royal Commission: during the coming weekend (7/8 December 2013) the following Pastoral Letter from Bishop James may be read in whole or in part at Masses. These are copies of documents available for your information.

Click here: Bishop James Pastoral letter re public hearings into the Catholic Church's response beginning Monday 9th December.

Click here: Letter from BrJeff Crowe, Provincial Marist Brothers

Click here: MEDIA RELEASE from the Truth, Justice and Healing Council.

Click here: Commitment Statement from Leaders of the Catholic Church in Australia.

During the week of the 26 - 30 November 2012 the Australian Catholic Bishops' met in Sydney. Immediately on his return to Cairns Bishop Foley wrote a Pastoral Letter to the people of the Diocese. Click here to read Bishop's Pastoral Letter.

Click here to read the full Statement put out by the Australian Bishops to which Bishop Foley refers.

Click here for Bishop Foley's Pastoral Letter re the Royal Commission

For further information on the life, mission and spirituality of the Marist Brothers Province of Australia, please click on the following link:

Bishops of Australia - Year of Grace

Bishop Foley has written a Pastoral Letter for Pentecost Sunday - the beginning of the Year of Grace: CLICK HERE for a copy of the letter.

The Catholic people in Australia are called to a Year of Grace, to span the time from Pentecost 2012 to Pentecost 2013. Like the disciples at the first Pentecost, we commit ourselves to start afresh from Christ. CLICK HERE for Archbishop Philip E Wilson's Pastoral letter.

Cairns Diocesan Synod - Session Five - 15 September 20112012

Issue 8 & Issue 9 of Synod Connections out now...

CLICK HERE for the 2012 Report to Synod

CLICK HERE for the Report to Synod booklet 2012

For information on the most recent and all previous Sessions of the Synod (2008-2010) please go to the Main Synod Page

Regular & Upcoming Diocesan Events

There are many events happening in our Diocese. Click here to see regular and upcoming events.
If you have an event you would like to add please email the details to the Diocesan Office Reception

Pastoral Letters from Bishop James Foley


To Download a copy of any of Bishop Foley's Pastoral Letters below please click on the name of the letter

4 August 2011 - Letter to Editor Weekend Australian click here
4 August 2011 - Reflection of the Trinity click here
20 June 2011 - Introduction of the New Order of the Mass - Bishop's Pastoral Message click here
10 December 2010 - Clergy Changes
26 March 2010 - Mass Changes for Cairns City
27 November 2009 - Message re Holy Communion
14 January 2009 - Mass Times in the Diocese
22 July 2007 - Martha & Mary

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