Sunday Readings

Ezekiel 37:12-14

I shall put my spirit in you, and you will live

Psalm 129(130)

With the Lord there is mercy, and fullness of redemption.

Romans 8:8-11

The Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you

John 11:25. 26

Alleluia, alleluia!
Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!
I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord;
whoever believes in me will not die for ever.
Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!

John 11:1-45

I am the resurrection and the life


MONDAY - 27th March

12.00 Noon Angelus

TUESDAY - 28th March

9.00am Mudgee - Mass
12.00 Noon Angelus

WEDNESDAY - 29th March

10.00am St Mary's Craft and Friendship Group - Parish Centre
10.40am Mass SMCS Secondary Campus - Year 12 and Prayer Partners
12.00 Noon Angelus
5:20pm Reconciliation
5.45pm Mudgee - Mass

THURSDAY - 30th March

9.30am Mudgee - Mass SMCS Year 5
12.00 Noon Angelus
12.30pm Mass - Gulgong All Hallows Yr 1 and Yr 2 - All Welcome

FRIDAY - 31st March

10.30am Funeral - Mudgee Anne Mead
The will be no Exposition Of the Blessed Sacrament due to the funeral
12.00 Noon Angelus and Rosary
Reconciliation available on request
12.30pm Anointing Mass Mudgee

SATURDAY - 25th March

9.30am Mudgee - Mass
11.00am Baptisms
12.00 Noon Angelus
5.15pm Reconciliation
6.00pm Mudgee - Vigil Mass

SUNDAY - 26th March
5th Sunday of Lent Year A

9.00am Mudgee - Mass
10.30am Gulgong - Anointing Mass
11.00am Rylstone - Communion Service
12.00 Noon Angelus


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

Confession is available anytime on request


For victims of abuse

We pray for those who have suffered harm from members of the Church; may they find within the Church herself a concrete response to their pain and suffering..

Parish News

Triumph Lenten Program

Short daily reflections and longer-form Sunday reflections, questions and prayer - perfect for Lenten groups and individual devotional reading.

Cost: $8 per book
Available at Mass or in the Parish Office

Caritas                                 Project Compassion

Fifth Sunday of Lent
25 & 26 March

ProjComp-2023-4thSunPhoto: Richard Wainwright
Caritas Australia
Project Compassion brings together Australian schools, parishes and supporters to raise funds for people in vulnerable communities across the world. This year, we introduced you to the story of four inspiring people whose lives have been transformed with your generous support: Laxmi, Tereesa, Priscilla and Thu.

Today, they are creating a better world for their families, their communities and for all future generations

Project Compassion is a demonstration of the faith, empathy and generosity of our supporters. It is the lifeblood of Caritas Australia – without it, we could not do the vital work we do. Thank you for helping transform lives today and for all future generations

Please donate to Project Compassion 2023 PC-2023-Donate

Together, we can help vulnerable communities face their challenges today and build a better tomorrow For All Future Generations.

You can donate through Project Compassion donation boxes and envelopes available from your parish, by visiting,
or by calling 1800 024 413.




Bereavement Violet BG
Conversations about Dying, Death and Bereavement

All of us experience in our lives moments of loss and grief; times when we are reminded of the reality of death and how we respond.

Our Parish has been selected to be part of a pilot group program run in conjunction with Centacare, where, over a cuppa, in a relaxed environment, guided and gentle conversations can flow to inform and share about experiences of the death of someone we love and the bereavement and grief that follows. These conversations will last about an hour once a month for 4 months, either on a Thursday or Saturday.

If you would like to discuss the program more or express your interest in being part of these conversations, please give Kristie a ring at the Parish office.




Parish News


OF THE LORD  The Annunciation of the Lord

To celebrate the Solemnity of The Annunciation of the Lord on Saturday, 25th March, there will be an additional Mass in Mudgee at 9.30am.


Have you arrived in St. Mary’s Parish in the past year?
Do you know someone new to our Parish?

If so, we invite you to provide your name and contact details to the St. Mary’s Parish office on 6372 2122 or email (remove XX) office.mudgee XX @cdob XX

St. Mary’s Parish is planning a Welcome Function for our New Parishioners.

Children’s Liturgy
Volunteers Needed

We are seeking willing volunteers to assist with the Children's Liturgy ministry at Sunday 9.00am mass.

It will run during school terms only. Script and resources will be provided and there will be two people running each session.

This is an important ministry that helps grow the faith of children within our parish. It would be a shame if we are unable to run this ministry.

Please contact the parish office if you would like to participate or if you have any questions.

Year 12 Prayer Partner Program

Thank you to all parishioners who have volunteered to support the students in prayer during this year. The students invite you to join them for Mass in the School Chapel, Secondary Campus on Wednesday 29th March at 10.40am. Morning tea will be provided after the Mass to give you an opportunity to meet and greet the students. Please collect your invitation and personal note from your nominated student on the table at the back of the church.


We are asking for you to volunteer to help with one or more ministries in our parishes of Mudgee, Gulgong and Kandos.

Thank you to all those who have volunteered to assist with our Masses.

If you are able to volunteer to one of more of our parish ministries, please contact the Parish Office on 6372 2122.

Find our more here

MOHMV Conference

You don’t want to miss this year’s Mission: one heart many voices conference.

Held face-to-face over three days in Sydney from May 3-5, the conference will empower you to lead, act, now.

More information:

Palms Australia
Mission: Change their lives ... and yours

Communities in Africa, Asia or the Pacific are seeking Australians from a variety of professions and trades to share their skills with those who have less opportunity to develop their talents. Explore 35 positions by scanning the QR code below. On our website you can also see news including stories from those currently supported in Timor-Leste, Samoa, American Samoa and Thailand. Please enquire further about potential assignments for you or someone you know:

RING: 02 9560 533 or 0422 472 567
WEB: Australia QRcode 2023 Lent

Diocese News

Lent 2023

The Season of Lent is a journey to the celebration of Easter. Like all journeys, it can have its moments of difficulty and discomfort. We keep going because we hope to arrive at a destination better than the place where we started.

Pope Francis has drawn a comparison between the Lenten journey and the synodal journey that he has called the Church to follow. My own recent Pastoral Letter to you reflecting on the synodal path for our local church was entitled “Are We There Yet?” This was to acknowledge the weariness and the temptation to lose hope that a people on pilgrimage can experience.

We need the gift of patience from God, who is always patient with us, even when we grow impatient with him. We also pray for patience with one another, which St Augustine called the sacrifice of being Christian.

The individual and communal paths of conversion must intertwine during Lent if our journey is to arrive at the destination where God awaits. Let us never forget that we are travelling together; and that every day presents opportunities for simple, practical acts of love and forgiveness that can be our gift to one another.

+Michael McKenna
Bishop of Bathurst

Synod of Bishops
Continental Stage

Synod of Bishops

SYNOD OF BISHOPS: The Church around the world has entered the Continental Stage for the Synod of Bishops on Synodality. Groups around the country are praying with and responding to the Document for the Continental Stage, which was published recently. Download prayer resources, including for use in liturgies, read the document and access the submission portal at:

Catholic Observer Dec 2022


This Lent, learn more about our impact in Africa

To celebrate the Feast Day of St Oscar Romero, Caritas Australia invites you to connect with our staff and partners and discover how our work is making a difference now and for all future generations.

‘Connect with Caritas Australia’ is a unique opportunity to ask questions about our programs in Africa and to dig deeper into the work of our partner in Zimbabwe.

Date: Thursday, 23 March, 2023
Time: 7.00-8.00pm AEDT
Register for this Zoom event:

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