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Ordinations – 13th April 2024

Vale Archbishop Francis Carroll

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Integrity in Our Common Mission

Bishops Statement on the Voice

Social Justice Statement

2025 – Holy Year of Hope

Fr Terence Mahedy RIP

Plenary Council Decrees

Catholic Mission

Caritas Australia

Welcome Father Connell Perry

Mass For You At Home

Most Rev Mark Edwards OMI – Bishop of Wagga Wagga

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This morning the clergy of the Diocese of Wagga Wagga joined together with Bishop Mark for the renewal of priestly promises and the blessing and consecration of the oils which will be used throughout 2024. Please pray for our priests as they continue to minister in our parishes and in our communities. ... See MoreSee Less

This morning the clergy of the Diocese of Wagga Wagga joined together with Bishop Mark for the renewal of priestly promises and the blessing and consecration of the oils which will be used throughout 2024. Please pray for our priests as they continue to minister in our parishes and in our communities.Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

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Wonderful event. Unfortunately not many people can attend due to being at 11am.

Yesterday the clergy and laity of the Diocese of Wagga Wagga joined together to farewell Archbishop Frank Carroll, who will always be remembered fondly as man of pastoral charity and as one of our own. May he rest in peace in peace. Amen.

Photos from the Solemn Requiem Mass at St Michael’s Cathedral, Wagga Wagga on Wednesday 20th March 2024 at 11:00am.
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Yesterday the clergy and laity of the Diocese of Wagga Wagga joined together to farewell Archbishop Frank Carroll, who will always be remembered fondly as man of pastoral charity and as one of our own. May he rest in peace in peace. Amen.
Photos from the Solemn Requiem Mass at St Michael’s Cathedral, Wagga Wagga on Wednesday 20th March 2024 at 11:00am.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Please continue to pray for the repose of the soul of Archbishop Francis Carroll. The funeral details are provided below. May he rest in peace. Amen. ... See MoreSee Less

Please continue to pray for the repose of the soul of Archbishop Francis Carroll. The funeral details are provided below. May he rest in peace. Amen.Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

Vale Archbishop Francis Carroll (14 March, 2024)

Archbishop Francis ‘Frank’ Carroll: A Life Remembered

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Archbishop Francis Carroll, a beloved figure within the Catholic Church and the local community at large. Archbishop Carroll, affectionately known as Father Frank, passed away peacefully this morning at Calvary Hospital. His passing marks the end of an era for the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn, the diocese of Wagga Wagga and the broader Church in Australia.

Archbishop Carroll’s health had been in decline since undergoing a serious operation at Wagga Base Hospital last week. He was transferred to Calvary Hospital Wagga Wagga where he received excellent end of life care. While Archbishop Frank’s absence from public life may have led him to slip from the forefront of people’s minds, his impact on the diocese and beyond remains indelible.

Born in 1930 to the Carroll family in Ganmain, Archbishop Frank’s life was deeply intertwined with the Catholic faith and the local community. Totally immersed in the faith life of the parish, his schooling, family and the football life of the local community, he remained very much a Ganmain man.

Ordained as a priest in 1954, he served in various capacities, including as the first Director of Catholic Education in the Wagga Wagga Diocese.

At the age of 37, Archbishop Carroll was ordained as coadjutor bishop for Bishop Henschke, later assuming the role of Bishop of Wagga Wagga. Throughout his tenure, he demonstrated a commitment to innovation in pastoral care, seeking new ways to engage with societal changes without compromising the essence of Catholic tradition.

In 1983, he was appointed Archbishop of the Canberra and Goulburn Diocese, where he continued to lead with wisdom and compassion until his retirement in 2006. Even in retirement, Archbishop Frank remained an active presence, residing at the Home of Compassion in his final years.

Archbishop Carroll’s legacy extends far beyond his tenure in office. His pastoral letters, written during his time in Wagga and Canberra, continue to resonate today, a testament to his enduring influence and insight.

As we mourn the loss of Archbishop Francis Carroll, let us also celebrate his remarkable life and the profound impact he had on all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and the entire Catholic community during this time of grief.
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Vale Archbishop Francis Carroll (14 March, 2024)
Archbishop Francis ‘Frank’ Carroll: A Life Remembered
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Archbishop Francis Carroll, a beloved figure within the Catholic Church and the local community at large. Archbishop Carroll, affectionately known as Father Frank, passed away peacefully this morning at Calvary Hospital. His passing marks the end of an era for the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn, the diocese of Wagga Wagga and the broader Church in Australia.
Archbishop Carroll’s health had been in decline since undergoing a serious operation at Wagga Base Hospital last week. He was transferred to Calvary Hospital Wagga Wagga where he received excellent end of life care. While Archbishop Frank’s absence from public life may have led him to slip from the forefront of people’s minds, his impact on the diocese and beyond remains indelible.
Born in 1930 to the Carroll family in Ganmain, Archbishop Frank’s life was deeply intertwined with the Catholic faith and the local community. Totally immersed in the faith life of the parish, his schooling, family and the football life of the local community, he remained very much a Ganmain man.
Ordained as a priest in 1954, he served in various capacities, including as the first Director of Catholic Education in the Wagga Wagga Diocese.
At the age of 37, Archbishop Carroll was ordained as coadjutor bishop for Bishop Henschke, later assuming the role of Bishop of Wagga Wagga. Throughout his tenure, he demonstrated a commitment to innovation in pastoral care, seeking new ways to engage with societal changes without compromising the essence of Catholic tradition.
In 1983, he was appointed Archbishop of the Canberra and Goulburn Diocese, where he continued to lead with wisdom and compassion until his retirement in 2006. Even in retirement, Archbishop Frank remained an active presence, residing at the Home of Compassion in his final years.
Archbishop Carroll’s legacy extends far beyond his tenure in office. His pastoral letters, written during his time in Wagga and Canberra, continue to resonate today, a testament to his enduring influence and insight.
As we mourn the loss of Archbishop Francis Carroll, let us also celebrate his remarkable life and the profound impact he had on all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and the entire Catholic community during this time of grief.

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I remember Bishop Carroll fondly when I received the sacrament of Confirmation from him over 50 years ago. He was a gentle & kind man ! May you RIP Father Frank !

A very beautiful Bishop, so humble, RIP Archbishop Francis Carroll

🙏🏼 Rest in peace Archbishop Carroll

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Please pray for our seminarians as they begin their academic year.Everyone is invited to the Vianney College Opening of Year Mass on Thursday 7 March at 6pm. The Mass, celebrated by Bishop Mark Edwards OMI, will include the Rite of Admission to Candidacy of John Baptist Nguyen. ... See MoreSee Less

Please pray for our seminarians as they begin their academic year.

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“May this Lenten discipline, which we undertake with love, turn our minds to things above!” Ash Wednesday reminds us that we are dust and that unto dust we will return. It also begins our season of repentance and renewed belief in the Gospel as we prepare for the Easter Triduum. Lent is an opportunity to come closer to Jesus through prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

Bishop Mark blessed and distributed the ashes at the 7am Mass in the Cathedral.
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“May this Lenten discipline, which we undertake with love, turn our minds to things above!” Ash Wednesday reminds us that we are dust and that unto dust we will return. It also begins our season of repentance and renewed belief in the Gospel as we prepare for the Easter Triduum. Lent is an opportunity to come closer to Jesus through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. 
Bishop Mark blessed and distributed the ashes at the 7am Mass in the Cathedral.

Today is Shrove Tuesday, more commonly know as Pancake Day. Shrove is the past tense of the English verb “Shrive” which means to obtain absolution for one’s sins by way of confession and by doing penance. Traditionally it is a day to get ready for Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent by preparing our souls and our cupboards for the more disciplined liturgical period that leads up to Easter.

Bishop Mark and the staff at McAlroy House definetely enjoyed the pancakes at morning tea!
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Today is Shrove Tuesday, more commonly know as Pancake Day. Shrove is the past tense of the English verb “Shrive” which means to obtain absolution for one’s sins by way of confession and by doing penance. Traditionally it is a day to get ready for Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent by preparing our souls and our cupboards for the more disciplined liturgical period that leads up to Easter. 
Bishop Mark and the staff at McAlroy House definetely enjoyed the pancakes at morning tea!Image attachment

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Bishop Mark encouraged us all at Mass this morning to seek ways to improve ourselves this Lent, not just giving up sugar in our tea, but striving to come closer to God while helping others.

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