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Mass and Reflections at Home

Mass for You at Home – Sunday 6.00am Channel 10 

Take Two With Jesus –  offers  short  daily  reflections  via email, based on the Sunday Gospel.  To subscribe, please send  your  name  and  email  address to

3  Minute  Retreats – invites  you  to  take  a  short  prayer. Spend some quite time reflecting on a Scripture passage.

Bible in One Year – is a free App that can be downloaded from Apple Store or Google Play. The App is part of the Alpha  International.  You can either read or listen to readings from the Bible each day.  There are different editions:  
Classic  Edition that takes you through the whole Bible with daily readings, thoughts and prayers. 
Express  Edition for those who are in a rush. The express edition will take you 10 minutes each day. 
Youth  Edition – A remix of the Express edition for those between the ages of 13 -18 years. 

Connect@Home – Daily readings and reflections from the Catholic  Diocese of Bathurst. To receive the daily email, subscribe at

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Safeguarding Sunday 2021

The Parishes of Mudgee, Gulgong and Kandos and the Diocese of Bathurst are committed to the care, wellbeing and protection of children, young people and people at risk in  our  community.  May  our  message  be  that  child protection and the dignity of every person is the responsibility of every adult. 

You can find out more about the Church’s work in this area at: safeguardingsunday 

Gracious God, you love and care for all of your children, especially the smallest and most vulnerable. 

We entrust to you the lives of children and adults at risk who have been sexually abused, and whose trust and innocence have been destroyed. 

Help us to hear their cries of pain and to take responsibility for those whose lives have been broken. Help us to recognise the hurt felt by those wounded by abuse, and the failure to be heard. 

We pray that with the help of your grace communities and families will find understanding and support, so that now and in the future their wounds may be healed and they may find lasting peace. 

Let your grace and love fall gently now upon our children and adults at risk, giving them the inner strength, peace and resilience to seek out assistance when required. 

We ask this prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. 


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Fr Owen’s 40th Anniversary

40th Anniversary of Ordination 

Fr Owen 40 Years of Priesthood

Father Owen Gibbons – 40 Years of Priesthood Video

Fr Owen Gibbons

Congratulations to Fr Owen, who was Ordained into Priesthood 40 years on Sunday, 29th August.

Over the years, Fr Owen has worked around our Diocese, in Lithgow, Dubbo, Oberon, Cowra, Bathurst and  currently as the Parish Priest of Mudgee Gulgong, Kandos / Rylstone and  Administrator of Dunedoo /Coolah.

It is hoped that when these current restrictions are lifted we will be able to celebrate this milestone with Fr Owen.
In the meantime, we thank Fr Owen for his 40 years of devoted and caring ministry to our Diocese and Parishes. 

 May God continue to bless Fr Owen and all priests in their vocation and grant them many more years.

A Thank You from Father Owen

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Annual Fathers Day Appeal

The Diocese will hold its annual Fathers’ Day Appeal this Sunday, 5th September 2021, online this year as sadly, it is not possible for us to gather in person for Mass.

This important appeal is for the ongoing support of our retired priests. While we celebrate and remember all our fathers, grandfathers and father-figures have done for us, it is a good time to stop and think of these priests who have been there year in and year out for each of us and our families, providing pastoral and spiritual support.

“Provision for aged and infirm priests is the privileged responsibility of the faithful, to whom these men have given their lives. Having borne the heat of the day in pastoral service, their modest needs should now be addressed with dignity and respect”, said Bishop Michael McKenna. 

“Acknowledging that these men have journeyed with parishioners and their loved ones in joy and in sorrow, financial support for them can be an expression of gratitude by all those whose lives they have touched.” 

Given that our churches remain closed due to Covid restrictions, and the usual collection cannot be taken up this weekend, please consider  supporting the ONLINE appeal. 

Donations can be made using the following link:

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RISE 2021

RISE 2021 commences Thursday 1 July from 10am and concludes at 3pm, Friday 2 July at a location to be advised shortly.

RISE is for youth in Years 6 to 9 (youth in Years 10 and 11 can be involved as team members. To do so, contact Deacon Josh).

Cost for the two days is $110 if registered and paid before 30 April. $120 if paid after that date.
Check with your local parish for any subsidies.

Payment preferred through the link available when this form is submitted.

Registrations close on 25 June 2021.
Register and pay before the end of March to go into the draw for RISE merch.

If you have any questions please contact Deacon Josh at or Jacinta Thatcher