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Land where God can be encountered
Welcome to The Catholic Diocese of Port Pirie!

We are a gathering of communities scattered across vast distances. We are characterised in our terrain by the Outback, the mining fields, Aboriginal Lands, the Riverland, towns of the Gulf, and the Eyre and  Upper Yorke Peninsulas, the beauty of the Flinders.

We are from all backgrounds, from the First Australians to asylum seekers. We are the Body of Christ in this part of the Great Southland of the Holy Spirit.

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Karol Kulczycki SDS

Ordained to priesthood on the 28th of May 1994 in Poland as member of the Society of the Divine Saviour (Salvatorians). Came to Western Australia in 1997. Ordained as Bishop on the 29th of September 2020. Installed as the XII Bishop of our Diocese on the 28th of October 2020.


Catholic Schools

As part of Catholic Education South Australia, the Catholic Education Office (CEO) works in partnership with Catholic schools to provide a range of facilities and resources to support Catholic education and families.

The CEO works to assist schools in enriching the lives of students by providing support which promotes the spiritual, physical, emotional, social and intellectual well-being of all students. Through partnerships with parents/carers, parishes, governments, and the wider community, the CEO strives to provide opportunities for students to develop their full potential.

Our Catholic schools are sacramental communities, in that they look for ways to help students find meaning in their studies and enable them to discover God in everyday happenings. Our schools promote the Gospel values of love, justice, forgiveness and reconciliation. In Catholic Education we seek to create environments that enhance learning, nurture young people and empower them to live life in the spirit of Jesus Christ in regional, rural and remote South Australia.

Strategic Plan 2020/22

Our mission is the mission of Jesus Christ, whom we believe to be the Son of God. This means that we are committed to serving Jesus as he brings about the kingdom of God. Jesus himself quotes the prophet Isaiah who said:

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.

Our Diocese





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