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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: www.catholic.org.au/ 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. 

Amen

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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:
https://www.bpoint.com.au/pay/CATHOLICDIOCESEOFBATHURST?billercode=1700384

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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 mrd@bathurst.catholic.org.au or Jacinta Thatcher mrprojects@bathurst.catholic.org.au

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Social Justice Sunday

30th August, 2020

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Social Justice Sunday Prayer

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ALL MASSES CANCELLED

ALL PUBLIC MASSES IN THE BATHURST DIOCESE ARE CANCELLED FROM 21 MARCH 2020

The celebration of all public Masses in the Diocese of Bathurst will cease from Saturday 21stMarch 2020.

Churches will remain open every day for private prayer. 

Priests will continue to be available for the other sacraments, especially the Anointing of the Sick and Penance as needed.

Read the Bishop’s statement HERE