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Catholic Mission Launch Global Awareness Campaign Ahead of Mission Month

Next week Catholic Mission will invite you to partner with Sister Chalaad and the Good Shepherd Sisters in Thailand as they reach out to vulnerable mothers, like Churai*, and their babies, who would have nowhere to turn when they need support, love and kindness the most.

Next week you will have the opportunity to respond to what you have seen and heard, and the Home, as well as other vital mission programs supporting children and communities in need around the world. 

Please come with an open and generous heart. 

*Name and images altered to protect identity

Donations to the Appeal can be made at https://www.catholicmission.org.au/


An Australian-led global awareness campaign featuring the faces and voices of missionaries from over 50 countries will be launched internationally, on Monday September 27.

The digital campaign, connecting mission partners from around the world and to be translated in over 30 languages, including Arabic and Mandarin, will be launched globally by Catholic Mission to mark the beginning of World Mission Month. 

Catholic Mission, the Australian agency of the Pontifical Mission Societies, led the development of the campaign, working in close collaboration with partners across the globe for nearly 12 months to voice a stirring message that missionaries are still serving global communities.

Responding to a call from Pope Francis, inspired by Acts 4:20: “For we cannot keep from speaking about what we have seen and heard”, the campaign sheds light on the dedication of missionaries to serving people in places where poverty and disadvantage compound the devastating impact of COVID-19. 

“This video is simply one of the tools now available to us in this technological era to build awareness of the significance of mission, particularly during the month of October,” says Fr Brian Lucas, National Director of Catholic Mission.

“The 1st of October is the feast of Saint Therese of Lisieux, the patron of missions and the second last Sunday is World Mission Sunday. This is an opportunity to pay special attention to the importance of sharing faith in mission.”

In a major example of international cooperation, Catholic Mission and its partners sourced video messages of support from religious and lay missionaries representing every corner of the globe.

To access Catholic Mission TV and view the world premiere visit the link: https://www.catholicmission.org.au/wearestillhere

Donations to the Appeal can be made at https://www.catholicmission.org.au/

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A Message from Fr Owen

Saturday 25th September, 2021

Fr Owen gives another message to Mudgee people

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Mass and Reflections at Home

Mass for You at Home – Sunday 6.00am Channel 10 

REFLECTIONS ONLINE: 
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 prayer@rok.catholic.net.au

3  Minute  Retreats – invites  you  to  take  a  short  prayer. Spend some quite time reflecting on a Scripture passage. 
http://www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer

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 http://eepurl.com/ddY9nr

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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