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The Catholic Diocese of Sale was created in 1887 and covers the south-east of the state of Victoria. While mainly rural, its western end encompasses the rapidly growing outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Incumbent Bishop is the Most Rev. Patrick O'Regan who was ordained as the ninth Bishop of Sale in 2015.



Diocesan Assembly and Pilgrimage 


Plenary Council 2020 -our preparation 


Diocesan Assembly and Pilgrimage

  Bishop Patrick O’Regan has announced a Diocesan Assembly to be held on 13-14 September at Marist-Sion College Warragul. During the Plenary Council 2020 Listening and Dialogue process, several common topics have emerged. It has become evident that many of the suggestions which have been made can be initiated and implemented at a local Diocesan level.  The Diocesan Assembly, while part of the overall Plenary journey, is of vital importance as it will provide us with the opportunity to together discern and discuss what it is that we can do here and now for our local Church in the Diocese of Sale. 

In the months leading up to the Assembly, the Diocesan community is being invited to embark on a period of prayer and preparation with a Diocesan Pilgrimage of the Icon of our Lady of Perpetual Help (the patroness of our Diocese) and the Diocesan Plenary 2020 Candle. Each parish will host the Icon and Candle for one week with the opportunity to receive and bless the Icon at weekend Masses and have it displayed for prayer during the week.

Link to  the Video of Vicar General Fr Peter Slater talking about the history of the Icon of of our Lady of Perpetual Help

  pdf Diocesan Pilgrimage Resource Pack  (2.02 MB)


Pilgrimage roster by parish name

 February 24th Sunday - St Mary’s Cathedral, Sale

March 3rd Sunday - Yarram

March 10th Sunday - Foster

March 17th Sunday - Leongatha

March 24th Sunday - Korumburra

March 31st Sunday - Wonthaggi

April 7th Sunday – Cowes

April 14th Sunday – Palm Sunday (pilgrimage break)

April 21st Sunday – Easter Sunday (pilgrimage break)

April 28th Sunday – Cranbourne

May 5th Sunday – Clyde North

May 12th Sunday – Narre Warren

May 19th Sunday – Pakenham

May 26th Sunday – Berwick

June 2nd Sunday – Koo Wee Rup

June 9th Sunday – Iona-Maryknoll

June 16th Sunday – Bairnsdale

June 23rd Sunday – Lakes Entrance

June 30th Sunday – Orbost

July 7th Sunday – Maffra

July 14th Sunday – Cowwarr-Heyfield

July 21st Sunday – Traralgon

July 28th Sunday – Churchill

August 4th Sunday – Morwell

August 11th Sunday – Newborough

August 18th Sunday – Moe

August 25th Sunday – Trafalgar

September 1st Sunday – Drouin

September 9th Sunday – Warragul

September 13th - 14th Sunday – Diocesan Assembly


Prayer of the faithful

All parishes are invited to join in a prayer roster by praying for the parish in the diocese who is currently hosting the image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Plenary Candle as part of the Diocesan Pilgrimage.

Reader              In this time of preparation for our Diocesan Assembly, we pray for the community of St. xxxx parish, xxxx (town name). May they be graced with the fruits of the Holy Spirit as they host the Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and pray to her. Lord, hear us.

All                      Lord, hear our prayer



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Catholic Diocese of Sale
PO Box 1410, Warragul 3820
Location: Sion House, 6 Witton St., Warragul
Phone: 03 5622 6600 
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