Bishop Paul Bird CSsR decreedthe establishment of a new parish in the diocese on July 1, 2023 – the Parish of Saints Anne and Joachim, Sunraysia. The newly established parish will comprise the territory that belonged to the parishes of Merbein (est. 1965), Mildura (est. 1906) and Red Cliffs (est. 1953). Message from the Parish Priest, Fr Matthew Thomas: Bishop Paul has given permission for the formalisation of the new parish to commence. The Feast Day of Sts Anne and Joachim is on Wednesday, July 26. To commemorate the Feast the parish will have Mass at 11am followed by a lunch in the Monaghan Centre. ‘Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord’, is today’s psalm response. How do I sing or show God’s goodness in my life? Who are the people and places that re-ignite the flame of faith and reminder of God’s presence in my life? How do I show this to others?