2022/2023 Directory available 1 July

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A Word of Welcome

from Archbishop Mark Coleridge

President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

Welcome to The Official Directory of the Catholic Church in Australia which appears now in its 2022 - 2023 edition.The Directory shows the diversity of communities and services that make up the Catholic Church in this country and beyond, but it also suggests how in all this diversity there is a unity of purpose in proclaiming the Gospel and serving the world at a very particular time.

The journey through the landscape of COVID-19 has continued through the last year, with vaccines providing relief but new variants creating uncertainty.

The sense of anxiety has been aggravated by the invasion of Ukraine which has global implications. At such a time the Church is called to be not just a large organisation but a community of faith offering the reassurance and solace which are in the Risen Christ. That is the real story told in the Directory.

I thank Sally Heath and Christine Moore of the National Council of Priests office for their work in compiling the Directory with a care that goes beyond efficiency. It is a real service to information and communication within the Church and, to that extent, a gift to us all as we make our way through current upheavals to a more peaceful time.

Mark Coleridge

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
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