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The NSW State Government has announced that the number of people allowed to attend a place of worship, including a funeral, from Friday 24 July is determined by the 1 person per 4 square meter rule, however is capped at 100 people.

The number of people permitted in the church to attend Mass or for private prayer in –
St Mary’s, Mudgee 80 people
St John the Baptist, Gulgong 47 people
St Malachy’s, Rylstone 40 people
St Dominic’s, Kandos 50 people
with social distancing of 1 person per four square meters in all churches.

St Mary’s church in Mudgee is open for Mass and visitation –
Tuesday – Thursday 9.15 -10.30am
Friday 11.30am – 1.00pm.
We apologise we cannot leave the church open at all times as we don’t have the man power to have someone be there at all times for cleaning.

It is no longer necessary to book to attend Mass either during the week or for weekends.

You will be required to continue to sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the church and to supply your contact details on the sign in sheet provided on entry to the church as has been the practice in recent times.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND if you have any flu like symptoms or if you are deemed in the vulnerable category

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Church Entry Notice


COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease. In order to reduce and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the following information is critical.



  • If some of the above apply to you please go home and contact the COVID-19 Information Hotline or your GP.
  • If you have recently arrived from overseas or returned from overseas travel, please consult your doctor or seek medical advice before entering this building.
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Parish Masses from 1st June 2020

From Monday 1st June, the NSW Government has eased the COVID-19 restrictions in our state. The second stage of easing of restrictions means up to 50 parishioners at one time may attend Mass and enter a place of worship. Also, the limit for funerals will increase to 50 and to 20 for weddings. The number of people allowed to attend smaller churches and chapels will be based on 1 person per 4 square metres.

Please note that you are not required to book in for weekday Masses but it is still essential to book for weekend Masses only. Please contact the Parish Office to book via email: or by phone (02) 63722122, during office hours Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm.

MondayNo Mass
SaturdayVigil 5:00pm
Sunday9:00am (live streamed)
1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday of the month11:00am at Kandos
2nd & 4th Sunday of the month11:00am at Rylstone

Please call the Parish Office on 6372 2122 to arrange as the priests are available.

God Bless,

Father Owen Gibbons
Parish Priest

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Message to Parishioners of Mudgee, Gulgong and Kandos from Fr Owen

Dear Parishioners,

As we prepare to live and celebrate the most holy week of our Christian calendar in new and difficult circumstances, I pray for you and your families at this time.

Could Jesus’ disciples have imagined how their world would change for them within 5 days? With Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, celebrated this Sunday, Palm Sunday, the disciples must have been on top of the world with Jesus their friend and teacher, hailed as ‘the Son of David’ and acclaimed as ‘the prophet Jesus from Nazareth’ by all the people. They would have basked in his extended glory. By Thursday night Jesus was a hunted man, arrested, tortured and crucified on Friday, Good
Friday. Their world fell apart, they were fearful, despondent, drained of all hope, and hiding behind locked doors and frightened to go out lest they be arrested. There are some themes in our Christian Celebration of
Holy Week that are relevant to us in the current Corona crisis. In some respects our world has changed within a few weeks, many certain?es have been shaWered; we can become fearful for our safety and indeed our lives, we can be ‘shut in’ physically and emo?onally by fear of the
present and the future.

With the hindsight that the disciples did not have, we know the suffering led to glory, new life and new hope. That good news has been celebrated every year since Jesus rose from the dead, by faithful Christians. We in our own lives live through various deaths and new beginnings, indeed we do so every day in small ways and at other times more dramatic ways. Jesus is with us, His spirit strengthens, renews and inspires us each new day.

‘I am with you always’.

May we prayerfully unite ourselves and our families with the journey of Jesus to new life over this Holy Week. So I encourage you to take ?me to pray as a family, maybe light a candle, open up your family bible, share the Holy Week story with each other. You might get your children to sow some seeds in your flower or vege gardens and together await and look forward to the new life they herald, as we all journey towards the celebration of new life in Christ next Sunday, Easter Sunday.

As we cannot gather as a community of faith in our beautiful churches over these sacred days, let our homes be the sacred building where we pray, celebrate and discover the presence of the crucified and risen Lord. There will be many ceremonies celebrated online for us to participate in. Please check our Facebook and webpage for details (see back page of this bulletin).

Though we are separated physically let us remember we are
always united as one in faith and prayer.

Wishing you every blessing for Holy Week.

Fr Owen

Holy Week

Holy Week At Home – Easter Sunday

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