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Chrism Mass

Wednesday 1st April

Cursillo Weekend
2nd – 5th October 2020
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Australian Plenary Council
4th October – 11th October 2020


All Catholic Churches Are Closed

As per government Covid-19 directives, all Catholic Churches across the diocese are officially closed. All Masses are cancelled, and for any baptisms, weddings or funerals, please contact your parish priest as specific restrictions apply to these ceremonies.


Live Streaming from Bishop's House Chapel

The diocesan YouTube channel will broadcast daily the following:

  • 9:00 am: Morning Prayer
  • 12:00 pm: Midday Prayer
  • 3:00 pm: Office of Readings
  • 5:00 pm: Evening Prayer
  • 5:30 pm: Mass of the Day
  • 6:00 pm: Night Prayer of the Church

10:00 am Mass, and 5.30 pm Mass will be streamed live every Sunday.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be streamed at all other times during the day and night.

To read along with the Prayers of the Church during the streaming, please visit:

For more liturgical resources during this time, please visit the Malanda Millaa Millaa parish website.


Ecumenical Prayer for Covid-19 Pandemic

The National Council of Churches has invited all of us to pray this prayer at 7pm each day and especially on Sunday 29 March which we will mark as a National Day of Prayer in this time of crisis:

Gracious God,
We give thanks anew for your providence and presence.
We prayerfully seek your grace, amidst COVID-19 here and overseas.
We pray for those in need of healing.
We pray for your peace with those who are anxious or grieving.
We pray you will continue to strengthen and sustain
all those who are serving in response.
We pray for your Holy Spirit’s discernment
amidst the many choices and decisions
facing our national, community and medical leaders.
We pray we each might see quickly what more we can do
to help those who are vulnerable.
This prayer for our nation in the family of nations,
with all that is on our hearts,
we gather now and pray
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Welcome to the Diocese of Cairns

The Cairns Diocese encompasses 377,000 km2 from Cardwell in the south, west to the Northern Territory border inclduding the Atherton Tablelands, and north to the Torres Strait Islands and Gulf of Carpentaria.

The Bishop, Priests and Deacons serve the people of 23 parishes and parish clusters, including 27 schools and colleges within 3 deaneries.



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183 Abbott Street, Cairns  QLD  4870    |   PO Box 625, Cairns  QLD  4870
Ph: 07 4051 2838      |       Email: