Redemptorist missionary priest Fr Hugh Thomas will visit Taree this weekend as part of a Catholic parish retreat.
The retreat will be held at Our Lady of the Rosary church on Albert Street between 9.30am and 3pm on both Saturday November 9 and Sunday, November 10.
The theme will be 'The Joy of the Gospel'.
Fr Thomas will draw from three letters of Pope Francis, 'The Joy of the Gospel', 'The Joy of Love' and 'Rejoice and Be Glad', during the retreat.
There will be confessions from 9.30am on Saturday, with the first talk to start at 10am.
A mass will begin proceedings on Sunday. On both days, there will be a chance for questions and feedback as well as time for prayer and adoration.
Any questions or inquires can be directed to the Taree parish office on 65521084 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fr Thomas worked in the Philippines for more than 22 years and has been a part of many retreats across Australia and Indonesia.
He visited many villages in the Philippines during his mission, preaching to Catholic people and training lay leaders.
Fr Thomas has been a priest for more than 50 years.