11th Sunday in Ordinary Time:Year C - 16th June 2013
The Lord God forgave your sin; you will not die.
Galatians 2:16, 19-20.
I live now, not with my own life but with the life of Christ who lives in me.
Thank you to all who supported the Parish Youth Dinner. It was a wonderful night enjoyed by all.
Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO spoke passionately about her life experiences particularly with the youth and the need to nurture them as the future of our nation.
Special thanks to Barry Rheinberger who was instrumental in organizing Her Excellency to visit Mudgee.
Women Creating Community
Over the past 3 years a group of women from our parish attended the Josephite Rural School of Faith Leadership conference held in Dubbo. From this we have birthed a group known as 'Women Creating Community.' This group of working aged women meet informally about every 2 months. Together we share our faith, stories and discuss how we can meet some of the needs of the community. Over the past 18 months we have been putting together small gift baskets. These baskets contain several items including handmade creams and shower gels (a skill taught to us at the first conference), washer, prayer card, etc. The baskets are given by Sr Alice for those who cross her path and who could do with a 'random act of kindness' to brighten their day, help them feel cared for create a sense of belonging. We continue to look for ways to simply and humbly help people or groups with something missing in their life to feel more complete. We welcome any interested working aged women who share the same passion to join us. For more information please contact Sr Alice.
Kristie, Tanya, Donna, Fiona and Liz
State School Scripture
We would be grateful for volunteers to assist with scripture in the state schools either as a teacher or an assistant in the classroom. From time to time some of St Mary's volunteer teachers have other commitments and are unable to take their class. If you have previously taught scripture and would be willing just to fill in when necessary it would be appreciated.
World Youth Day
WYD Rio 2013 Invitation from Bishop Michael. In 2011, a group of twenty-five pilgrims from the Dioceses of Bathurst and Wilcannia-Forbes went to Madrid for World Youth Day. For each one of us, it was a journey of discovery, grace and faith. I invite you to join the Diocesan group in the 2013 Pilgrimmage to Rio de Janerio. It demands some effort and self-sacrifice, but the blessings God gives will be far greater.
Michael McKenna, Bishop of Bathurst.
Contact Lorna on 63346400 (remove XX) youth XX @bathurst XX .catholic.org.au or go to www.youth.bathurst.catholic.org.au and check the details.
As we come once more to the joyous season of Easter, we are mindful that we have received many graces and blessings during the time of Lent. We thank God for the courage of Pope Benedict XVI in his resignation and we pray for Pope Francis as he ushers in a new era in the life of our Church. May the Risen Christ bless all people who are doing their best to bring the message of the gospel to others as we try to do in our daily lives. May all those who are traveling do so with patience and care and may I wish you all the joy of the Resurrection on behalf of the Parish Team at St Mary's Parish.
Fr Garry McKeown
1st/2nd JUNE 2013
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation will continue after the school holidays.
Important dates to remember:
SECOND PARENT INFORMATION MEETING, TUESDAY 21ST MAY @ 1.30PM OR 7.00PM
4th/5th MAY 2013
RETREAT DAY: WEDNESDAY 29th MAY 2013
CLASSES FOR STATE SCHOOL STUDENTS
Thursday May 2,9,16,23 and 30 at 3.30PM in the Parish Centre
CARITAS AUSTRALIA would like to THANK YOU for supporting Project Compassion. Together, we are working towards the creation of the just and compassionate world that God desires.
The Prayer of the Church
A public celebration of Morning Prayer will be held at St Mary's each Wednesday morning at 8.40am. All are welcome. For those unfamiliar with Morning Prayer, clearly set-out sheets will be available. Please come along and join us in praying for good vocations.
Mudgee Christian Education
Newsletter available at the back of the Church. The team are grateful that negotiations with Mudgee High School mean from the beginning of 2013 SRE will be expanded to include Yr 8 students. This will involve employing the SRE teacher 2 days a week in place of the present one day. Each church is entitled to 3 representatives on the MCEA board. If you are interested in representing our parish community please see Fr Garry.
St Paul's Sunday Missal
Contains the New Order of Mass, with all the prayers and Scriptures readings for every Sunday of the Year in sequence, together with the complete Easter Liturgy and a treasury of prayers. Please order at the Parish Office. Cost $15 each.
Conversations about Catholics
Conversations about Catholics is a leader's guide to a 4 week programme to help connect the school family with the parish family. Price $25 + $5 Postage and Handling. More information here.
What is reconciliation?
What is the difference between Mass and a Liturgy?
What is Project Compassion?
Why are ashes used in a Mass early in the year?
So many questions...but what are the answers?
Adults are being offered an opportunity to have these questions answered in informal information sessions. It is particularly helpful for non-Catholic parents with children preparing for the sacraments. It is an opportunity to ask questions whether or not you belong to the Catholic community.
Sessions run for four consecutive weeks continuing this Wednesday 27th February (6th March and 13th March) from 9.15am to 10.30am in St Mary's Parish Centre.
For further information contact Sr Alice Ph. 63722122 or email (remove XX) sralice XX @bigpond XX .com
Anne McLean 0427 871 590 (remove XX) mcleans XX @hwy XX .com.au
Cathedral Restoration Appeal
More information here.
- Mudgee Nursing Home
- Pioneer Nursing Home
- Kanandah Hostel
St Mary's also administers St John the Baptist Parish Gulgong and St Dominic's Parish Kandos.
5.30pm (May to September)
6.30pm (October to April)
(Children's Liturgy at this Mass except during School Holidays)
St. Mary of the Presentation Catholic Church
57 Market Street
(Intersection Market & Church St)
Mudgee NSW 2850
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