Bishop Michael McKenna
Dear Friends in Christ,
Between now and Advent, I plan to visit every parish in the Diocese to share our stories on the that has been and our hopes for next year and the years to come.
This will be a simple visitation: I will say Mass in each parish and hope to pray with as many people as current restrictions allow. It will not be possible to meet with everyone, but I have asked the parish priests to arrange a gathering of the school principal(s), pastoral council and finance committee. In addition I will spend some time with leaders and members of Word and Faith groups.
My hope is that, during this difficult year, we have learnt some things about our faith and how we live and share it. There may be lessons for how we plan for the future.
Please be united in prayer with me that God would bless this initiative and stir up joyful hope in all the faithful of our local church.
Our Lady of the Central West, St Patrick and St Mary of the Cross, pray for us and with us.
Yours in Christ,
Bishop of Bathurst
VISIT OF BISHOP MICHAEL TO THE PARISHES OF MUDGEE, GULGONG AND KANDOS
6TH – 8TH NOVEMBER
MUDGEE: Friday 6th November Mass at 5:00pm celebrated by Bishop Michael.
(Please note Friday 12:30pm Mass will be as normal).
Bishop Michael to meet with Word and Faith Group, Finance and Pastoral Council members.
GULGONG: Saturday 7th November Mass at 6:00pm
(Please note this will replace the normal Sunday Mass).
Bishop Michael will meet with parish representatives prior to Mass.
KANDOS: Sunday Mass Rylestone at 11:00am
Bishop to meet with parish representatives.
Assistant Parish Secretary
(Parishes of Mudgee, Gulgong and Kandos)
28 hours per fortnight
Mrs Patti Kiddle will be retiring as Parish Secretary in the coming weeks. The current Assistant Secretary, Mrs Kristie Newman will take on the position of Parish Secretary.
We are currently seeking to fill the Assistant Parish Secretary position. The successful applicant must have a sound background in Office Administration and be willing to work in a team environment.
For enquiries and a Position Description, please contact the Parish Office at email@example.com (Please note this alternate phone number Ph 63000101)
To apply, please send your application including your resume with three references, via email to the Parish Priest, Fr Owen Gibbons: firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 30TH OCTOBER, 2020
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
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
communites and families will find understanding and support, so that now and in the future their wounds may be healed and they may find lastng peace.
Let your grace and love fall gently now upon our children, 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.