Sunday Readings

Advent Week 1

3RD SUNDAY IN ADVENT
11th December, 2022

FIRST READING
Isaiah 35:1-6,10

God himself is coming to save you

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
Psalm 145(146):6-10

Lord, come and save us.

SECOND READING
James 5:7-10

Do not lose heart; the Lord's coming will be soon

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Isaiah 61:1 (Luke 4:18)

Alleluia, alleluia!
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me;
he sent me to bring Good News to the poor.
Alleluia!

GOSPEL
Matthew 11:2-11

'A greater than John the Baptist has never been seen'


 DAY BY DAY

MONDAY - 5th December

10.30am Funeral - Mudgee Lawn Cemetery - Douglas Kenney
12.00 Noon Angelus

TUESDAY - 6th December

9.30am Mass Mudgee
11.00am Funeral - Mudgee Lawn Cemetery - Jason McAuliffe
12.00 Noon Angelus

WEDNESDAY - 7th December
St Ambrose, bishop and doctor of the Church

10.00am St Mary's Craft and Friendship Group
12.00 Noon Angelus
5:15pm Reconciliation
5.45pm Mass Mudgee

THURSDAY - 8th December
THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

9.00am Rosary
9.30am Mass Mudgee
12.00 Noon Angelus

FRIDAY - 2nd December

10.30am Whiddon Nursing Home Mass
11.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
12.00 Noon Angelus and Rosary (Front of Church)
12.30pm Mass Mudgee

SATURDAY - 10th December

11.00am Baptism
5.15pm Reconciliation
6.00pm Vigil Mass Mudgee

SUNDAY - 11th December
3RD SUNDAY IN ADVENT - YEAR A

Advent Week 1

9.00am Mass Mudgee
10.30am Mass Gulgong
11.00am Mass Rylstone6.00pm Word & Faith - Parish Centre, Mudgee (All Welcome)

ANOINTING / HOME COMMUNION

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


Confession is available anytime on request



Parish News

MUDGEE

Christmas Mass

Christmas Eve

6.00pm at St Matthews Catholic School, Lewis St, Mudgee
9.00pm St Mary’s Catholic Church

Christmas Day

7.30am St Mary’s Catholic Church
9.00am St Mary’s Catholic Church


2023 Calendars Selling Fast...

Mudgee, Gulgong, Kandos and Rylstone 2023 Parish Calendar
Still Available now! $15

Parish Photo Recipe Calendar 2023

Beautifully illustrated 2023 calendars with some amazing recipes available for sale at $15 each. We still have some available, so please support our parish by purchasing one.

They would be a great Christmas gift for family and friends. They can be purchased after Mass at the back of the church or from the Parish Office during the week.

CHRISTMAS CARDS NOW AVAILABLE DON’T MISS OUT!


Incarnate 2022 ‘Incarnate’Advent & Christmas Daily Reflections 2022

On sale at Mass this weekend and at the Parish Office during the week.
$7.00 each


St Mary's Parish

ANNUAL PARISHIONER CHRISTMAS FUNCTION

and

FR THAO’S FAREWELL

5.30PM SUNDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2022
IN THE CHURCH GROUNDS

All parishioners are invited to attend the annual Christmas function on Sunday evening, 11th December as we celebrate and give thanks for all who have contributed to our parish. We have so much to be thankful for. The simplest things all contribute to making our parish a place of welcome - just a smile or hello to someone you didn’t know, a visitor or new parishioner. Everyone contributes in some way - ALL are welcome to attend.

This celebration will also be an opportunity to farewell and thank Fr Thao for all the good work he has done over the past year.

As in previous years we invite you to bring a salad/sweet or BBQ chicken to share. The parish will provide the ham/rolls/tea & coffee and drink for the children. Other beverages BYO.

We would be grateful for any assistance to set-up and clean-up. ‘Many hands make light work’; this way we all get to enjoy the night.

To assist with catering would you please place your name on the sign up sheets available at the back of the church. Please indicate the number of adults and children attending. Separate sheet for helpers.


IMPORTANT - Volunteers Needed
If you are available and would like to help with the Christmas Masses in Mudgee, please put your name on the Mass Volunteer sheet at the back of the church on the Whiteboard.



Parish News

GULGONG

Street Stall - Hundred Club, raffle & books for sale, outside the IGA on Friday 9th December. Volunteers appreciated.


Christmas Mass

Christmas Eve

6.30pm St John the Baptist Church, Gulgong



KANDOS / RYLSTONE

Christmas Mass

Christmas Day

11.00am St Dominic’s Church, Kandos


MUDGEE

2022 Mudgee Churches Association

Community Christmas Lunch
12 Noon Christmas Day
at Mudgee Baptist Church

All Welcome

Mudgee Churches Association 2022 Christmas Lunch

To register for lunch - https://forms.gle/WPnDNu4kik8zPiVx9

Volunteer registration - https://forms.gle/viiVz9MuSPZyRHDs9

or contact the Parish Office 6372 2122





POPE'S INTENTIONS FOR
DECEMBER

For volunteer not-for-profit organisations

We pray that volunteer non-profit organisations committed to human development find people dedicated to the common good and ceaselessly seek out new paths to international cooperation.


DECEMBER

The first 24 days of December fall during the liturgical season known as of Advent and are represented by the liturgical color purple—a symbol of penance, mortification and the sorrow of a contrite heart. The remaining days of December mark the beginning of the Christmas season. The liturgical color changes to white or gold — a symbol of joy, purity and innocence.



Diocese News




ADVENT 2022

“Advent” is about what’s coming: the future. Sometimes we look forward to it, sometimes we worry about it.

As a Christian, I believe that our only future is the reign of God. And that the way to that future is the one whose birth we celebrate at Christmas.

The way that we can find through, with, and in Jesus will not always be easy; but it leads us through troubles and even through death, to the fulness of life he came into this world to share.

As I encourage you each year, do your best to ignore the jingle bells of the commercialised “season” and look for what we celebrate at Christmas: God among us, who wants to give us life, light and peace.

+Michael McKenna
Bishop of Bathurst


Bongaon Appeal 2022

This Christmas, give the gift of education to the children of Bongaon, India.

The proceeds of Bishop McKenna's Special Christmas Missionary Appeal for 2022 will go to the completion of St Joseph's Primary School in Bangaon, St Joseph's Parish, Diocese of Calcuma, West Bengal.

This is the third year that God's people in the Diocese of Bathurst have the opportunity to support this vital mission, giving much needed funds to complete the multi-staged school development, providing education for the children of the Diocese of Calcuma.

In addition to supporting the Appeal at all Christmas Masses in the Diocese, donations can also be made via: Online: www.bathurst.catholic.org.au In Person: At the Bathurst Chancery Office Post: PO Box 246, Bathurst NSW 2795 or any parish office

QR Code: scan the code on the flier to donate


Bathurst Invite


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:
www.catholic.org.au/synodalchurch