Catholic Parish of St Mary of the Presentation Mudgee

The Almighty works marvels for me. Holy his name!


2nd October, 2022

Habakkuk 1:2-3,2:2-4

The upright man will live by his faithfulness

Psalm 94(95):1-2,6-9

If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

2 Timothy 1:6-8,13-14

Never be ashamed of witnessing to our Lord


Alleluia, alleluia!
The word of the Lord stands for ever;
it is the word given to you, the Good News


Luke 17:5-10

Say, ‘We are merely servants’


MONDAY – 26th September

12.00 Noon Angelus
5.00pm Finance Committee Meeting

TUESDAY – 27th September

9.30am Mass Mudgee
12.00 Noon Angelus

WEDNESDAY – 28th September

10.00am St Mary’s Craft and Friendship Group
12.00 Noon Angelus
5.45pm Mass Mudgee

THURSDAY – 29th September

9.30am Mass Mudgee
12.00 Noon Angelus

FRIDAY – 30th September

11.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
12.00 Noon Angelus and Rosary (Front of Church)
12.00 Noon Reconciliation (Back of Church)
12.30pm Mass Mudgee

SATURDAY – 1st October

11.00am Baptism
4.15pm Reconciliation
5.00pm Vigil Mass Mudgee

SUNDAY – 2nd October

9.00am Mass – Mudgee
10.30am Communion Service – Gulgong
11.00am Mass – Kandos
5.00pm Word & Faith – Parish Centre – All Welcome


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.

Latest Parish News



As of Saturday 1st October,
the Saturday Vigil Mass will commence at 6.00pm

Day Light Saving Time Starts …Summer Time

Daylight Saving starts on Sunday 2nd October. Please remember to move your clocks forward by one hour.

Mudgee, Gulgong, Kandos, and Rylstone Parish Calendar
Thank you to all the businesses and individuals that have sponsored our calendar.
Your donations have been greatly appreciated.

REMINDER – Parish Carpark Mudgee
The Parish Carpark is only to be used when visiting the Church, the Parish Office or the Presbytery.
Thank you






Dunedoo & Coolah Catholic Parish will be celebrating their Centenary on Sunday 30th October at 10:00am.
We will be celebrating with a thanksgiving Mass and sharing a morning tea afterwards in the school hall.
All present and former parishioners are welcome.

The Dinner Table

We are on a mission to reunite families at the Dinner Table.

Join us at The Dinner Table to help families reconnect and communicate more effectively. We want to help families be closer, sharing and loving. The Dining Table is not only an area for eating but a place for gathering, sharing, communicating and where relationships grow. Here we will share ideas that will help make gathering around the table enjoyable and meaningful for all members of your family and we invite you to share your ideas and what has worked – and not worked for you. For more information and resources, click here.

Listen to the Voice of Creation


by Nick Brodie

The parable of an unnamed rich man and a poor man named Lazarus challenges our globalised world where actions in one country can so directly affect another. Pointedly, the rich man remains as anonymous as he is uncaring. He is a consumer of fine things. He does not seek to harm Lazarus as such; rather, the rich man simply fails to see the other person. Even in Jesus’ time the story upended a social focus on the rich few and the unimportant rest. The world ignores them, but God will not.

Lazarus’ very name means one God has helped. In later times, the name’s significance endured and framed part of what would now be termed social welfare. ‘Lazaretti” and ‘lazar houses’ were medieval European terms for leper foundations. In these were diseased people, usually very poor, living apart from the wider community. They were often sited beyond the city gate.

Now we know of communities in need far beyond our city limits. Many people labour in sweatshops making clothing for rich countries, have their forests destroyed for foreign cups of coffee, and watch the waters lap higher on their islands for the sake of foreign consumer habits. The question is: Do we see them and act?

How to live a more sustainable Season of Creation (and a more sustainable life)?

There are many and very diverse ways, related to inner and outer sustainability. Each person will have to discern, according to their state of life, the one that best suits them.

Today we suggest six ways, inspired by the commitments that the members of the Secretariat of the Laudato Si’ Movement are making for this Season of Creation:

  • Meditate 15 minutes every morning: take time to meditate and pray to connect with God and nature, and give thanks for another day of life.
  • Don’t make unnecessary purchases.
  • Take a daily walk.
  • Encourage you family and friends to recycle.

Share content about the Season of Creation here.


First Reconciliation 2022


First Reconciliation Parishioner Prayer

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



First Eucharist 2022


First Holy Communion Parishioner Prayer

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


Confirmation 2022


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.


Pope's 2021 intentions


For the abolition of the death penalty

We pray that the death penalty, which attacks the dignity of the human person, may be legally abolished in every country.


The month of September is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows.

The Church celebrates the memorial to Our Lady of Sorrows on September 15. Devotion to the sorrows of the Virgin Mary dates from the twelfth century, when it made its appearance in monastic circles under the influence of St. Anselm and St. Bernard.

September falls during the liturgical season known as Tempus per Annum or Ordinary Time (formerly Time After Pentecost, which is represented by the liturgical colour green. Green is a symbol of hope, as it is the colour 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. The liturgical colour green is worn during prayer of Offices and Masses of Ordinary Time.

Evangelise Conference

The Australian Bishops Commission for Evangelisation, Laity and Ministry will host a national online conference on evangelisation from October 20-22. The conference, drawing on the Commission’s mandate, will promote understanding and explore practices of evangelisation in Australia through encounters with Christ, formation in discipleship, and mission in the world. It seeks to empower Catholics to carry forward the Church’s evangelising mission after the second assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia.

“Evangelisation begins with an encounter with Jesus Christ, is nurtured through discipleship in our worshiping communities and calls us all to be missionary in the world,” Archbishop Christopher Prowse.

Register here


Season of Creation 1 September until 4 October. The Season of Creation is fast approaching. It’s a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together. During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home.

Read more here …

A Blessing for Father’s Day

by Greg Sunter

God of Kindness and Compassion, we are your children and you are Father to us all.

We give honour and thanks to those who reflect your fatherly example: those who are dads and grandads; step-dads, foster dads, godfathers and fathers-in-law; those who are coaches, leaders and mentors; and those who are elders and wisdom-men of our communities. 

We look to these men for strength of body and strength of character. We look to them to pass on skills and pass on stories. We look to them to protect and provide. We look to them for care and compassion. We look to them to be co-creators and stewards of the world. 

For all those who embrace their role as father, we give thanks. For those who struggle with being fathers, give them strength. For those who are distanced from their children, give them comfort. For those who have passed from this world, give them peace. 

Bless these men that we call father. Bless them in their strength and in their weakness. Bless them in their joy and in their sorrow. Bless them in their work and in their play. And bless them, Father, for being fathers. 

We make this prayer through the one who taught us to call you Our Father: Your Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ. 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 




WYD 2023

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Bishop to ordain Deacon Nam Dinh Le to the Priesthood

Bishop Michael McKenna has announced he will ordain Deacon Nam Dinh Le to the Priesthood. The ordination will take place on 4 November during 6pm Mass at the Cathedral of St Michael and St John, Bathurst. Further details will follow at a later date.

Please keep Deacon Nam in your prayers as he spends these coming months preparing for priestly ordination.

Deacon Nam with Bishop Michael McKenna and Nam’s parents at his Diaconate Ordination in April this year.

WYD 2023

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Upcoming events at SHALOM House of Prayer, Carcoar

iRise 2022

Target Audience: Year 11 Student Leaders
Date: 18th November, 2022, 9.30am-3.00pm
Venue: Orange Agricultural Research Station, Orange
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ARise 2023

ARISE (pronounced uh-rize) Beach Retreat is happening for everyone ages 18-25 years from Monday 9 to Friday 13 January.

The venue is once again at Tahlee, a special place of natural beauty on Port Stephens near Karuah. The earliest inhabitants of this area were the Worimi tribe. Tahlee comes from the local Aboriginal word, Tarlee, meaning “sheltered from the wind and above water”.

Register your expression of interest to attend, here.

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