This year the Diocesan Priests Retreat, held at Mariannhill from 5-10 October, was given by Fr. Bob Jones SVD and was called an Earthen Vessel retreat.
Bishop Barry turned 70 on 13th June 2012, and celebrated this milestone with Cardinal Napier and the chancery staff on June 20th. This lunch with the staff ended a week of celebrations for the Bishop. On behalf of the Archdiocese, the Cardinal wished Bishop Barry and thanked him for his many years of faithful service to the People of God.