Catholic Parish of St Mary of the Presentation Mudgee

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MUDGEE

CHANGE OF MASS TIME

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


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DUNEDOO & COOLAH

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

SEASON 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

First Reconciliation 2022

PROGRAMME 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.

Amen


 FIRST EUCHARIST

First Eucharist 2022

PROGRAMME 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.

Amen


Confirmation 2022

PROGRAMME 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.

Amen


Pope's 2021 intentions

POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR SEPTEMBER

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.


SEPTEMBER

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


CATHOLIC EARTHCARE AUSTRALIA

THE ECOLOGICAL ADVISORY AGENCY TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, POWERED BY CARITAS AUSTRALIA
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 …