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Candles and Cross   DAILY PARISH CALENDAR
FEB 26 - MAR 3


MONDAY - 26th February

Parish Office opens at 10.00am
Kindergarten Retreat
12.00 Noon Angelus


TUESDAY - 27th February

9.30am MASS - Mudgee
12.00 Noon Angelus
5.30pm Parish Council Meeting - Parish Centre


WEDNESDAY - 28th February

9.30am St Mary's Craft & Friendship Group - Parish Centre
10.40am MASS - SMCS Year 9
12.00 Noon Angelus
5.20pm Reconciliation
5.45pm MASS - Mudgee


THURSDAY - 29th February

9.30am MASS - Mudgee - SMCS Year 2
12.00 Noon Angelus
12.15pm MASS - Gulgong - All Hallows School Year 2 All welcome


FRIDAY - 1st March

10.30am MASS - Opal Nursing Home
11.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
12.00 Noon Angelus and the Rosary
12.30 MASS - Mudgee
6.00pm World Day of Prayer - St John's Anglican Church Mudgee


SATURDAY - 2nd March

11.00 Baptism
12.00 Noon Angelus
3.00pm Wedding
5.20pm Reconciliation
6.00pm VIGIL MASS - Mudgee


SUNDAY - 3rd March
2nd Sunday in Lent

9.00am MASS - Mudgee
10.30am Communion Service - Gulgong
11.00am MASS - Kandos
6.00pm Word and Faith Group - Parish Center




ANOINTING / HOME COMMUNION

If you know of anyone who would like Anointing/Home Communion, please get in touch with the parish office. Fr Owen is available and can visit at home or in a hospital.


Confession is available anytime on request












POPE FRANCIS' INTENTIONS FOR FEBRUARY



For The Terminally Ill

Let us pray that the sick who are in the final stages of life, and their families, receive the necessary medical and human care and accompaniment.









POPE FRANCIS' INTENTIONS FOR MARCH



For the martyrs of our day, witnesses to Christ

Let us pray that those who risk their lives for the Gospel in various parts of the world might imbue the Church with their courage and missionary drive.




 

WORD & FAITH GROUP

Walking in the Spirit

Come join the Word and Faith Group every Sunday from 6 pm to 7 pm in the Parish Centre, where we delve into the Sunday scripture readings with great care. Discover the meaning behind technical words, explore reflections, and uncover historical backgrounds to deepen your understanding of God's word.

All are welcome to join and learn together!


 

Parish News


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First Sunday in Lent

This year, Project Compassion brings you the stories of three resilient women: Ronita from the Philippines, Leaia from Samoa and Memory from Malawi. While from three different corners of the world and facing vastly different challenges, they are all united by one dream: to create a better world for all future generations.

You can donate by clicking the yellow button above, through Project Compassion donation boxes and envelopes available from your parish, by visiting caritas.org.au/project-compassion or by calling 1800 024 413.

Caritas Australia




Preparing for the Easter Season…












Lent began on Wednesday, 14th February.

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. The law of fasting binds those who have completed their eighteenth year, until the beginning of their sixtieth year; the law of abstinence binds those who have completed their fourteenth year (CCL 97, 1251f).

Lent is a penitential season of prayer, self-denial and helping others. In this way, the whole Church prepares for Easter with those who are to be baptised.

Each of the faithful is obliged to receive Holy Communion at least once a year. In Australia, this is done between Ash Wednesday and Trinity Sunday.

Things that can be done during Lent
• Attend Mass regularly - Come to a weekend or a weekday mass
• Visit the Church to pray outside of Mass
• Attend Holy Hour on Fridays at 11.30am
• Fully participate in Mass - Arrive before Mass starts and stay until the Priest has processed out - Join the singing and responses loud and clearly.
• Say Hello to someone new to the Parish or someone you don’t know
• Volunteer for a Ministry in the Parish.
• Give to Project Compassion





MUDGEE


EXPLORE AND CONTRIBUTE TO OUR VIBRANT MINISTRIES!

We extend heartfelt appreciation to all parishioners who dedicated their time to parish ministries in the past year. Your diverse contributions have made a significant impact, and we are eager to continue this positive momentum.

🌟 Why Volunteer with Us?
Engage with a variety of ministries tailored to different age groups and interests, ensuring there's something for everyone. Discover the joy of making a meaningful impact within our parish community.

🎓 Support and Training:
New to volunteering or exploring a different ministry? Fear not! Training sessions will be provided for select ministries.

🤝 Renew Your Commitment:
To all past volunteers, we express gratitude and invite you to re-commit for another rewarding year. If you're stepping into the world of volunteering for the first time or contemplating a shift, rest assured—you're in for a fulfilling experience!

📅 Commitment Period:
Your commitment spans one year, during which you'll have the opportunity to grow, connect, and contribute to our flourishing community.

🚀 What to Expect:
We have unveiled detailed insights into the diverse ministries flourishing within our parish. Whether you're a seasoned volunteer or considering a new venture, we encourage your participation.

Let's make the coming year even more extraordinary!

Interested?
Click here to find out more.






YEAR 12 PRAYER PARTNER PROGRAMME

Interested?
Click here to find out more




GULGONG


The Catholic Women’s Group are appealing for new women to join our group. We meet at the Convent at 2pm on the 1st Tuesday of the month. We are usually finished by between 3 and 3.30. We are in danger of folding because of lack of numbers. This would be a great pity because the group has been in existence for many years. We are open to all women and do not do a great deal of work, it’s just to keep the parish ticking.

Please consider joining us and having a cuppa and a chat. If interested please just turn up at the convent or talk to one of the ladies. We look forward to seeing you on the 7th March.

AGM meeting - 7th March at 2pm in the Convent




KANDOS / RYLSTONE


A Prayer meeting will be held in the back room of the Rylstone church every Monday at 10am during Lent.

All are welcome.


Parish News

SAVE THE DATE - 17th MARCH 2024

ST PATRICK'S FEAST DAY DINNER

St Patrick

Sunday 17th March 2024

WATCH THIS SPACE
More details to come




POSITION VACANT

Parish Secretary (Casual position, 3.5hrs per week) Dunedoo Parish

The secretary assists the Parish Priest in providing efficient and effective communion and administration.

The position requires the successful applicant to:
• Prepare weekly bulletins and prayers of the faithful
• Maintain Parish records, written and computer records
• Other administrative duties as required.

This position can be performed from the Mudgee Parish Office with some travel to Dunedoo on occasions.

For more details and a Job Description, please contact the Mudgee Parish Office on 6372-2122.





SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME 2024

If you are considering either the Sacrament of Confirmation or the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of First Holy Communion, for your child in 2024, then we would like you to register for the programmes and also extend to you a warm invitation to attend a Parent/Carer Information Session as part of the preparation for the sacramental journey of your child.


SAVE THESE DATES

Confirmation 2023

For Year 6 onwards
School Terms 1 & 2
Parent/Carer Information Sessions

Daytime session
7th March 2024 at 12:30pm

Evening session
12th March 2024 at 6:30pm

Confirmation Masses
29-30 June 2024



SAVE THESE DATES

First Holy Communion 2023First Holy Communion

For Year 3 onwards
School Term 3 & 4
Parent/Carer Information Sessions

Daytime session
25th July 2024 at 12:30pm

Evening session
30th July 2024 at 6:30pm

First Reconciliation Tuesday
27th August 2024 at 5:30pm

First Holy Communion Masses
26-27 October 2024

Please Note
In 2024, the journey for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion will be for YEAR 3 aged candidates onwards.

All enquiries to (remove XX) sacraments.mudgee XX @cdob XX .org.au

Please pass this message on to anyone you feel would be interested.


KANDOS / RYLSTONE

Please contact the Parish office on
6372-2122 or via email (remove XX) office.mudgee XX @cdob XX .org.au


GULGONG

If your child is at All Hallows, information regarding sacraments will be available via the school.

If you child is not at All Hallows, please contact the Parish office on
6372-2122 or via email (remove XX) office.mudgee XX @cdob XX .org.au






WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

World Day of Prayer 2024

Friday,1st March
6pm at St John's Anglican Church

“I Beg You...
Bear With One Another In Love”
Ephesians 4:1-3

World Day of Prayer 2024




Diocese News










SAVE THE DATE - 16th MARCH 2024

SAFE CHURCH AWARENESS WORKSHOP

WHEN: Saturday, 16th March
WHERE: St Mary's Parish Centre
TIME: To be advised

This workshop is for anyone who volunteers for a ministry in our Parishes of Mudgee, Gulgong and Kandos / Rylstone. Whether you are a Commentator, Reader, Welcomer, Minister of Holy Communion, Choir, Collectors, Cleaner, Sacristan or anyone who has contact with vulnerable or young people in our churches, this workshop is for you.

Topics covered include:
• duty of care, codes of conduct
• protecting vulnerable people
• how to run a safe church

Everyone who attends the workshop will be issued with a Certificate which is valid for three years. This workshop is free for anyone who is a member of our Diocese.

To RSVP, please contact the Parish Office on 6372-2122.





 

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