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Harold and Evelyn Bates 60th Wedding Anniversary celebration during Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Menindee. Harold and Evelyn are aboriginal elders and received a Papal Blessing for this occasion. They are seen with their children and grandchildren on the 7th April 2018. They were married on the 1st of March, 1958 in St John’s Church, Wilcannia.

Mrs Yvonne Johnson received a Papal medal (Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice) and certificate from the Apostolic Nuncio who visited Broken Hill together with Bishop Columba. The certificate is being held by her husband, Robert Johnson. Both Yvonne and Robert have been parishioners of Broken Hill Parish for a very long time and have each contributed a lot to the maintenance and administration of the parish. This took place during Mass on Thursday night 15th March, 2018.

At the Mass to welcome the Papal Nuncio to Broken Hill in the Cathedral, Bishop Columba addresses the congregation.

The local paper: Barrier Daily Truth prints a page on the visit of the Papal Nuncio to Broken Hill.


15th March 2018 - Papal Medal presentation

7th April 2018 - Papal Blessing presentation

20th May 2018 - Confirmations in Sacred Heart Cathedral

20th May 2018 - Confirmations in Saint John’s, Wilcannia

20th May 2018 - Update on Churches’ new roofs being installed

Cathedral Roof

Saints Peter & Paul Church Roof