Sunday Readings

14th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

3rd JULY, 2022

FIRST READING
Isaiah 66:10-14

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
Psalm 65(66):1-7,16,20
Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.

SECOND READING
Galatians 6:14-18

GOSPEL
Luke 10:1-12,17-20


DAY BY DAY 

MONDAY - 27th June

12.00 Noon Angelus

TUESDAY - 28th June

9.30am Mass Mudgee
12.00 Noon Angelus

WEDNESDAY - 29th June

10.00am St Mary's Craft and Friendship Group
12.00 Noon Angelus
12.15pm St Matthews Full School Mass
5.45pm Mass Mudgee - First Holy Communion Parent Meeting

THURSDAY - 30th June

12.00 Noon Angelus
5.45pm Mass Mudgee - First Holy Communion Parent Meeting

FRIDAY - 1st July

10.30am Opal Nursing Home Mass
12.00 Noon Angelus and Rosary (Front of Church)
12.00 Noon Reconciliation (Back of Church)
12.30pm Mass Mudgee - First Holy Communion Parent Meeting
5.30pm Holy Hour

SATURDAY - 2nd July

11.00am Baptism
4.15pm Reconciliation
5.00pm Vigil Mass Mudgee

SUNDAY - 3rd July

THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

9.00am Mass - Mudgee
10.30am Mass - Gulgong
11.00am Mass - Rylstone

ANOINTING / HOME COMMUNION:

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



PARISH MINISTRIES

Offertary Processing and Altar Serving are back to all parishes and Children’s Liturgy is back to St Mary’s Mudgee. If you would like to assist with these ministries, please call the Parish office on 6372 2122.

Volunteer for Ministry

 


Planned Giving

Planned Giving

As we approach the end on another financial year, we express our sincere gratitude to all parishioners who have supported our parish financially over this past year. Without your financial support for our parish we cannot continue to do what we are called by God to do - look after the pastoral life and outreach of our parish which is our most important ministry. Thank you very much. To do this we must also pay the everyday running costs of electricity, rates, salaries, insurance etc. and attend to the maintenance of our heritage and other buildings for future generations.

There are different ways of contributing, sets of Planned Giving envelopes are available whereby you place your weekly donation or increasingly, many parishioners now give their weekly donation electronically via either direct debit through their bank account or direct charge on their credit card.

Over the next few weeks, we ask that all parishioners to fill out a New Giving Card, even if you are already in the programme. This will ensure that our records are correct and give everyone a chance to change they're planning giving options. Thank you to all who are financially supporting our lovely parish.


Parish News

MUDGEE

Vinnies School SleepoutSt Matthews Mudgee

St Matthews will be holding a Vinnies School Sleepout on Thursday 30th June to provide students with a deeper understanding of homelessness, raise awareness of the realities faced by people experiencing homelessness and raise funds to support Vinnies homeless services in the local community. You can help support this initiative by donating online using the link below. Donations over $2 are tax deductible and can be processed online.

https://my.fundraise.vinniesnsw
.org.au/vinnies-school-sleepouts/
st-matts-mudgee-sleepout

Another way for parishioners to help is for any business owners, who would usually be disposing of large cardboard boxes, could donate them to the school. We need a lot of cardboard boxes for students to use as mattresses and shelter during the night.


JOSEPHITE MEETING

Friday 1st July after the 12.30pm Mass, at 1.15pm. The meeting will be held in the Parish Hall.


NEW PARISHIONERS WELCOME FUNCTION

Friday 22nd July 2022 at 6.00pm
Are you new to the Parish over the last 2 years?
Fr Owen, Fr Thao and the Parish Council extend a warm invitation to a Welcome to the Parish Function.
If your interested then please call the Parish Office on 02 6372 2122.


BELL RINGERS NEEDED

St Marys Mudgee need Bell Ringers to help with ringing the bells for the Angelus each day at noon. Training will be provided. If you are available to help, please contact the Parish Office on 02 6372 2122.


GULGONG

Thank You!

The GCWG would like to say thank you to all those who braved the cold wind to support our stall at the Henry Lawson Festival. A special thanks to Tex, for helping with transport of the items for the stall.


RCIA PROGRAMME

Rite of Christian Iniation for Adults (RCIA) is a process of Christian formation offered to those who seek to become Catholic.

The iniation of new members is a gradual process allowing enquirers time to grow in faith and become full participants of the Catholic community.

If you or know of someone who is interested in the RCIA Programme, please contact the Parish Office on 6372 2122 or email (remove XX) office.mudgee XX @cdob XX .org.au

The RCIA Programme will be starting next week.


Safe Church Awareness Workshop

Safe Church Workshops are informative, engaging and interactive and are designed to raise everyone’s understanding and awareness of Christian foundations of safe ministry, duty of care, vulnerable people protection (abuse prevention), due diligence in recruiting and supervising church leaders, and risk management. This program is for everyone who participates in a ministry in our Parishes. The accreditation is for three years. Our next workshop will be held in Mudgee towards the end of July.

Safe Church Workshops Accreditation is only valid for three years. Anyone who did the course in 2019 are now due to renew their accreditation this year.

Please contact the Parish office 6372 2122 to register.


Fr Rob Galea

Formation for Mission Workshops  Praise and Worship

All Welcome

Tuesday, 26th July 2022, Bathurst 9.30am - 1.00pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (BMEC)

Wednesday, 27th July 2022, Orange
Orange Function Centre - Orange 9.30am - 1.00pm

Friday, 29th July 2022, Dubbo 9.30am - 1.00pm
St Johns College Hall - Dubbo

More information here


Mary MacKillop

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF
MARY MACKILLOP

An Australia Pilgrimage lead by a Sister of Saint Joseph & the inaugural Director of the Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre Melbourne.

18 October - 29 October 2022: Brochure available at the Parish Office.

For an application form or further information telephone Annie Bond rsj 02 8912 4818.

Applications close 1st September 2022. Pilgrims must be vaccinated.


Pastoral Council 
ST MARY’S MUDGEE PASTORAL COUNCIL

We Need You

Do you have a desire to be of service to our parish community? Are you interested in the welfare of all parishioners? Are you an active member of our Parish? Are you willing to help our parish to grow?

Come and join our Pastoral Council

We are looking for enthusiastic parishioners who are keen to promote the Church’s mission to live and communicate the love and values of Christ in the world.

If you or someone you know are interested in the Parish Council, please contact the Parish Office on 02 6372 2122 or email: (remove XX) office.mudgee XX @cdob XX .org.au

‘Christ’s faithful, engaged in pastoral care in the parish, give their help in fostering pastoral action’ Can. 536.1


SAVE THE DATE

Sesquicentenary Mass and Celebration

The Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart extend a warm invitation to attend the Sesquicentenary Mass celebrating the arrival of the Sisters in NSW from Adelaide. The Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 16 July 2022 (exactly 150 years) at 10.30 am in the Cathedral of St Michael and St John Bathurst.

Celebrant: Bishop Michael McKenna.

Following the Mass there will be refreshments in the Cathedral Hall. Everyone is very welcome – Priests, Parishioners, Friends, Companions and all those with a connection to the Sisters of Saint Joseph.

The Perthville Heritage Centre will be open for visitors from 2 pm. Details for RSVP will follow – needed for catering purposes.

More here   and also here


Parish News

 FIRST EUCHARIST

First Eucharist 2022

PROGRAMME 2022


Parents/Carers...Come along to our

First Eucharist Parent/Carer
Information Session
Information

Thurs 30th June 5:45pm    or
Fri 1st July 12:30pm

Reserve your spot!
Click the button below to

  RSVP  
to one of the sessions

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Confirmation 2022

PROGRAMME 2022


Confirmation 2022 News

Last weekend and during the week, our Confirmation candidates attended their first workshop with their parents. At the workshop, the parents were asked about their Confirmation and talked to their children about their experiences. Our Candidates also decorated their sash that they will be wearing for their Confirmation.

Confirmation 2022 Sash Workshop


Parish Community Prayer for the Confirmation Candidates

We pray for the young children in our parish community as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Help us to show witness and example to them as they learn more about you and our church through our community.

Amen


ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER SUNDAY 3rd JULY

“The Harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few. Get Up! Stand up! Show up!”

Every year, on the first Sunday in July, Catholics come together across Australia to acknowledge and celebrate the gifts of Australia’s First Peoples in the Catholic Church. Today, we acknowledge that God has been walking with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, making His Presence known through a continuous living culture over many thousands of years. For interesting information about First Nations people and the Catholic Church go to http://www.natsicc.org.au/assets/natsicc_a4-booklet_digital.pdf

NAIDOC Week 2022


Pope's 2021 intentions

POPE'S INTENTIONS FOR JUNE

Families

We pray for Christian families around the world; may they embody and experience unconditional love and advance in holiness in their lives.


World Meeting of Families

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES | 22 - 26 JUNE 2022

Every three years since 1994, the Church has celebrated the World Meeting of Families in a different city in the world. In 2022 the event will be hosted by the Diocese of Rome with Pope Francis leading special celebrations. However, the Holy Father has also asked that the World Meeting of Families be celebrated concurrently in every diocese of the world in 2022. The idea is for families to gather locally around their bishop to explore and celebrate the theme of “Family love: A vocation and a path to holiness.” You can discover local Australian events or explore the resources with your own family by visiting: www.family.catholic.org.au


JUNE 

The month of June is dedicated to The Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The beginning of the June falls within the liturgical season of Easter, which is represented by the liturgical color white — the color of light, a symbol of joy, purity and innocence (absolute or restored). The remainder of the month falls within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. It is used in the offices and Masses of Ordinary Time.


St Matthews MudgeeCEO Bathurst

St Matthews Mudgee New Campus Nearly Ready for Students

Our new St Matthews Catholic School secondary campus is nearing completion and we excited to begin preparing the new site for students and staff. Learning on the new site for secondary students will commence in Term Four and an official Blessing and Opening has been scheduled for 16 November 2022. More details around the official Opening will be sent to our families prior to the day.

The St Matthews Catholic School, Mudgee Secondary Campus is a $33 million investment in the local Mudgee community, entirely funded by the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst. The planning, design and development of contemporary, functional buildings and landscaped outdoor spaces will inspire and serve staff, students and the local community long into the future.

Read more here


Diocese News

CONGRATULATIONS TO BISHOP MICHAEL MCKENNA

Bishop Michael McKenna
On the anniversary of his Episcopal Ordination
26th June


GIVING Peter's Pence

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Peter's Pence (or Denarii Sancti Petri and "Alms of St Peter") are donations or payments made directly to the Holy See of the Catholic church. The practice began under the Saxons in England and spread through Europe. Today, Peter’s Pence is support offered by the faithful to the Holy Father as a sign of their sharing in the concern of the Successor of Peter for the many different needs of the Universal Church and for the relief of those most in need. St Peter's Pence Day takes place on the solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, or on the closest Sunday this year 29 June. Every one of us is invited to make a contribution to the Church through your local parish during Mass at this time. For more information on the works which have been supported by the Peter's Pence appeal, especially during Covid emergencies, please read HERE         

GIVING Appeal link here


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RISE 2022

It's that time of year again...It's time to register for

RISE 2022

We are excited to announce that Gen Bryant, Melbourne based singer and songwriter will be at RISE. It's on Thursday 14 July and Friday 15 July 2022. (Please note the change of date) Drop off and sign in will be at 10:00am Thursday at St Philomena's School (65 Lloyds Rd, South Bathurst) (RISEN Youth Team members will arrive at Bathurst Goldfields at 12noon Wed 13 July.) Accommodation will be at Bathurst Goldfields (all transport will be provided) Pick up will be at 3pm Friday at Cathedral Primary School (98 George St, Bathurst) Cost is $119 or $149 if you'd like a hoodie. (If you paid for RISE 2021 all you need to pay is $30 if you'd like a hoodie).

Join the fun by registering here.  RISEN Youth Team members do not need to register again. Get more information from your Youth Minister, Parish Priest, REC or our website

Want to go into the draw to win a RISE bucket hat (and find out the colour of the hoodie)? Fill in this shortsurvey about the Sacrament of Confirmation (you don't have to be Confirmed to fill it in).

Looking forward to seeing you at RISE 2022!  Don't forget to invite your friends


WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023

WYD 2023

find out more!



Rise Up 2022

Target Audience: Year 9 and Year 10 CSYMI Students ... find out more



Walking in the SpiritWalking in the Spirit

National Prayer Pilgrimage for the Plenary Council

People across the country are invited to participate in a national prayer pilgrimage as the Catholic Church in Australia prepares for the Second Assembly of the 5th Plenary Council of Australia in Sydney from 3-9 July. 

We pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance and grace for the Members who will gather and also for ourselves and the Church, that we may have the courage to follow where God is leading us.  

Access Walking in the Spirit Prayer Resources HERE.


Fifth Plenary Council of Australia

The second – and final – assembly of the Plenary Council will be held in Sydney from July 3-9 and the 30 motions that will be considered during the second assembly (rising from four years of national conversation) have now been published. The Framework for Motions “will form the backbone of our reflection, discussion and decision when we gather”, Plenary Council president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB wrote in a message to fellow Members. Access the Framework for Motions document at: https://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au


WE ACKNOWLEDGE THE TRADITIONAL CUSTODIANS OF THE LAND ON WHICH WE LIVE, WORK AND PRAY.
WE WALK ON WIRADJURI COUNTRY. MAY WE CONTINUE TO LOVE AND RESPECT THE LAND AS THEY HAVE.