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Centacare: Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton (Centacare) upholds its role and commitment to deliver service excellence in the local community through the provision of quality services and support to individuals, couples, and families.

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Events & Education

Centacare continually strives to provide informative and proactive workshops, events, and education sessions to the community.

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Upcoming Events

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A word from our Bishop - Oct


My dear people of the Diocese of Rockhampton

In 1904, the bell of the Cathedral of St Joseph was consecrated and commissioned and the call to prayer resounded throughout the Rockhampton area.  Within   the ancient treasury of prayers, The Angelus has called many Catholic communities to prayer. This year, on the feast of Mary MacKillop, the restored bell of the Cathedral began ringing at midday again, renewing that call.

I invite you all to join with me at midday  each day in praying The Angelus,  but with a specific intention  and  that is the Vocation  to the Priesthood  and Religious life, so that our Catholic  communities  throughout the Diocese will be staffed, into the future,  with Priests and Religious for their sacramental  and pastoral care. I have asked that a copy of The Angelus prayer be made available at each parish.

I look forward to you joining with me in bombarding heaven with our prayers, and may we offer encouragement to our young people to join the Priests and Religious Sisters and Brothers in their apostolate.

Yours sincerely

Michael McCarthy

Bishop of Rockhampton


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October 2014 

A life changing workshop

staff making hands copy 1THE lives of 28 amputees from developing countries around the world are set to be radically improved, thanks to CentacareCQ’s involvement with the Helping Hands project this month. Find out more 

September 2014

Inspiring the next generation workforce

Work Inspiration 2014 Centacare 13 editedCentacareCQ partnered with a diverse group of local health and community care organisations last week to give Emmaus College students a unique taste of work life in their chosen field. 

August 2014

Open Day Celebrations for 40 years of CentacareCQ

Ricki_and_Sr_Anne_Marie.jpgCentacareCQ recently  celebrated its  40th birthday and  commemorated the  occasion by holding an  open day at its Family  Relationship Centre (FRC) in Rockhampton.

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