A New Name and Renewed Focus

Throughout September and October the Catholic communities of Karuah, Bulahdelah and Tea Gardens undertook a process of self-evaluation.

A New Name and Renewed Focus

Through questionnaires parishioners were given the opportunity to explore the challenges facing the Bulahdelah Parish and define exciting and positive plans to ensure the viability and vitality of the Parish.  The process culminated at the Parish Assembly which was held on Sunday, 21 October, at St Stephen’s Church, Tea Gardens. 


Parish Council member, Brian Lourey, presented a summary of the feedback received.  Sister Margaret Valentine RSC, Pastoral Co-ordinator, encouraged people to accept the call of the 2nd Vatican Council to be a laity and church for today.  Sr Margaret asked that the faith communities look to the future with a renewed focus and hope.


The much awaited announcement of a parish name change was warmly accepted by the 60 people in attendance.  The Bulahdelah Catholic Parish will now be known as “Myall Coast Catholic Parish”.  With a new name, renewed focus and new energy, the Myall Coast Catholic Parish is truly moving forward.


Rhonda Bobako
Publicity Officer, Myall Coast Catholic Parish


Pictured (l-r): Members of the Parish Council - Brian Lourey, Sr Margaret Valentine, Grant Diggins, Rose Smith, Mary Leafe and Terry Griffis.

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