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Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton

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Country  Australia
Metropolitan  Brisbane
Denomination  Roman Catholic
Phone  +61 7 4931 3617
Emeritus bishop  Brian Heenan
Ecclesiastical province  Province of Brisbane
Parishes  39
Area  415,000 km²
Territory  Central Queensland
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2004) 372,000 95,000 ( 25.5%%)
Address  170 William St, Allenstown QLD 4700, Australia
Cathedral  St Joseph's Cathedral, Rockhampton
Similar  Departme Of Education, St Mary's Catholic Primary S, Holy Family Church, The Rockham Grammar, Emmaus College ‑ Main Stre

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton is a suffragan Latin Church diocese of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, erected in 1882, covering Central Queensland, Australia.



The Diocese of Rockhampton was excised from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane on 29 December 1882. Prior to this, the Brisbane archdiocese had responsibility for the entire state of Queensland, but the creation of the Rockhampton diocese split the state with responsibilities for the southern part of Queensland to remain with the Brisbane archdiocese while the northern part of Queensland became the responsibility of the new Rockhampton diocese.


The following individuals have been elected as Roman Catholic Bishops of Rockhampton:


The diocese is divided into four separate deaneries that administer individual parishes:

  1. Rockhampton deanery covering four parishes of Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton, and Valleys with regular liturgical services held in the Cathedral of St Joseph, Agnes Water (St Agnes), Bargara (St James), Biloela (St Joseph), Bundaberg (Holy Rosary), Calliope (St Patrick), Emu Park (Mary Immaculate), Gladstone (Our Lady, Star of the Sea), Gracemere (St Paul), Miriam Vale (St Peter Chanel), Mount Larcom (Our Lady of Mt Carmel), Mount Morgan (Sacred Heart), Monto (St Therese), Moura (St Michael), North Rockhampton (St Mary's), Rockonia (Holy Family, and St Maria Goretti), Park Avenue (Our Lady Help of Christians), Rockhampton (St Peter), South Bundaberg (Immaculate Heart of Mary), Tannum Sands (St Peter Chanel), Theodore (Sacred Heart), Ubobo (St Mary), Wandal (St Vincent), West Bundaberg (St Patrick), Westwood (Sacred Heart), Wowan (St Anne), and Yeppoon (Sacred Heart)
  2. Central Highlands deanery covering two regions with regular liturgical services held in Blackwater (Mary Immaculate), Capella (St Joseph), Clermont (St Mary), Dingo (St Joseph), Duaringa (St Kevin), Dysart (St Therese of Lisieux), Emerald (St Patrick), Middlemount (Holy Family), Moranbah (St Joseph the Worker), Springsure (Our Lady of the Sacred Heart), Tieri (St Thomas More), and Woorabinda (St Martin de Porres)
  3. Central West deanery with regular liturgical services held in Alpha (St John the Evangelist), Aramac (St John), Barcaldine (Sacred Heart), Blackall (St Patrick), Ilfracombe (Sacred Heart), Isisford (St Joseph), Jericho (St Finnian), Jundah (St Peter), Longreach (St Brigid), Muttaburra, and Tambo (Our Lady of Victories)
  4. Mackay deanery with regular liturgical services held in Bucasia (St Brendan), Calen (St Helen), Carmila, Eton (Holy Cross), Farleigh (St Brigid), Finch Hatton (St Francis de Sales), Glenden (St Paul), Mackay (St Patrick), Marian (Holy Rosary), Midge Point (St Peter), Mirani (Immaculate Conception), Mount Charlton (Immaculate Heart of Mary), Nebo, North Mackay (St Joseph), Sarina (St Michael and St Therese), Seaforth (Star of the Sea), South Mackay (St Mary), Walkerston (St John the Apostle), and West Mackay (St Francis Xavier)


Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton Wikipedia

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