Catholic Observer Latest NewsPrevious ArticlesHoly Family School student places first in the State in Year 2 ScienceMens get together was a welcome reliefThe Church of the Blessed Sacrament Newbridge celebrates 100 yearsCatholic school fees will not increase in 2020Catholic Church announces National Prayer Campaign for the DroughtA message of hope for the World Day of the PoorThe Vatican releases a message for the Feast of Deepavali 2019Bishop Calls for Prayer, Fasting and Service in this time of DroughtAn Extraordinary Month of Mission launched at MacKillop College, BathurstWriting and Discernment Groups draw on Church's talentSocial Justice Sunday 2019Bishop reminds families help available for those suffering financial hardshipAn update on Diocesan SafeguardingDiocesan Assembly representatives gather in WellingtonExecutive Director of Schools nationally recognised for outstanding educational leadershipAnnual Fathers' Day Appeal in support of our retired priestsDong Van Nguyen and Karl Sinclair ordained as deaconsThe Fifth International Conference on Receptive EcumenismStatement on the 6th Anniversary of Australia’s Mandatory and Indefinite Offshore Detention PolicyParishes on Mission2020 Pilgrimage to India - Calling for Expressions of Interest St Joseph's Parish, Gilgandra celebrates Sr Robyn's Diamond JubileeApplications open for Plenary Council Discernment Groups Australian bishops meet Pope Francis and pray at St Peter’s tombBishop Michael sends greetings from RomeBishop's Ad Limina visitChange to Cathedral Mass times in JulySeminarians Karl Sinclair and Dong Van Nguyen to be ordained as DeaconsNational Reconciliation Week: 26 May - 3 June Vatican Message to Buddhists for Feast of Vesakh 2019Cathedral Restoration Stonemason, Ron Lodewijks receives National Trust Heritage AwardChurch in Australia deeply saddened by Sri Lankan attacksGlenray Industries officially opens new laundryNew report paints picture of Australian Catholic populationPope writes to Young People - the 'now of the Church'Prayers as Anglican Bishop retiresBishop McKenna Blesses St Paul's School, Sanis, NagalandThe Annual Celebration of the Feast of the Annunciation You're invited to participate in the 2019 National Christian Radio StudyCatholic Schools Week 2019 ~ Discover the heart of our schoolsAnd Then The Door Closes - Some Reflections on RE Today presented by Professor Richard Rymaz.Rahamim Ecology Centre 2019Plenary Council 2020 - last call for the Listening and Dialogue phaseHoly Family Catholic Primary School, Kelso celebrates 40 yearsOAM for Finance Council ChairSr Berna Garrety rsm celebrates her 100th birthday!Australian Bishops issue a statement regarding the plight of refugees on Nauru and Manus IslandCathedral's historic Altar restored to its former glorySt Matt's students assist in improving breast cancer detection in VietnamWords of remembrance for Sr Tricia Nugent rsm A reduction in school fees for those most in needDong Van Nguyen takes the next step towards ordinationCong, Duong and Lam admitted to the Ministry of LectorOpening of the Synod of Bishops on Young People, Faith and Vocational DiscernmentSt Brigid's Parish, Dubbo invites you to celebrate Multiculturism! Bishop Charles Gauci ordained fifth Bishop of DarwinCMI Provincial visits the Diocese of BathurstBlessing of Married Couples MassFor the long haulOctober is the Month of the RosarySocial Justice Statement 2018-19Catholic Mission launches this weekChanges to the Music Ministry Director role at Cathedral ParishThe Claytons attend the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, IrelandDiocesan Launch of World Mission MonthNational Vocations Awareness Week 2018Melbourne welcomes Archbishop Comensoli at installation MassHelp for those suffering financial hardshipManus Island: Five years onPope to attend World Youth Day 2019 in Panama A new secondary campus for St Matthew’s Catholic School, MudgeePope Francis appoints Bishop Comensoli to Melbourne ArchdioceseWomen, including Mary, focus for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander SundayAdelaide priest Fr Charles Gauci named Bishop of DarwinPapal Award for Helen HowardNational Sorry Day 2018Children meet with Bishop Michael as they prepare for ConfirmationBishop McKenna visits Glenray Industries at St Catherine's, Busby StThe Diocese provides a lifeline to Glenray Industries after devastating fireWelcome Fr Mathew! Bon Voyage Fr Reynold!The Church of the Sacred Heart and St Laurence O’Toole, Molong to celebrate 100 yearsVERTO partners with Stannies ahead of Fiji community initiative tourOceania bishops meet to discuss regional issuesPope Francis backs decision to hold Plenary Council in AustraliaThe Diocese welcomes Project Compassion Guest Speaker A Message to the Catholic Community at the beginning of LentSt Mary's Catholic Primary School, Orange to undergo $6.1million expansionPilgrimage to Vietnam - January 2018National Church Life Survey WorkshopsCatholic Bishops, religious leaders respond to Royal Commission final reportBishop’s Christmas Missionary Appeal 2017 World Meeting of Families 2018 - Calling for expressions of interestInternational Day of People with Disability - 3 December 2017Pope Francis names Fr Brian Mascord fifth Bishop of WollongongEmbrace the spirit of giving with a Caritas global giftThe Diocese and Housing Plus to provide state-of-the-art accommodation for people with disabilitiesMass and Lunch: Pope to lead celebration of World Day of the Poor2018 Clergy AppointmentsKarl takes the next step to becoming a priestDiocesan Assembly 2017Closure of Manus Island Regional Processing CentreNew Manager, Financial Services joins the Chancery TeamThe Leadership for Mission Program for Young Catholic WomanSocial Justice Sunday - 24 September 2017Celebrations for the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary held in OrangeSt John’s College, Dubbo teacher achieves elite statusThe Future of the ChurchMinistries to Indigenous Australians in the time of St Mary MacKillopBishops call for an inclusive and sustainable economyChild Protection Sunday - 10 September 2017Bishop to launch World Mission Month with a focus on VietnamWithdrawal of Refugee SupportWe give thanks for the Sisters of MercyMigrant and Refugee SundayStatement by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SBD - 21st August 2017Catholic Bishops Urge Care for Sea & People of West PapuaSacramentality and the School Sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist and ReconciliationVocations Awareness Week 2017Call for Australia to ensure safety of those seeking asylum in our regionRISE - Bathurst Diocese YouthCatholic Diocese of Bathurst - Ministry Formation ProgramAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday - 2 July 2017Internal works begin at the CathedralNew Auxiliary Bishop for BrisbaneWeek of Prayer for Christian UnityVatican's message to Buddhists on VesakhBishop Timothy Harris Ordained Sixth Bishop of TownsvilleCelebrating 100 years since the Apparitions of Our Lady of FatimaReflecting on Holy Week in the Light of Christmas Lismore Flood AppealThe Marriage CourseLessons from the Long Paddock eConferenceNam installed as LectorProject Compassion Diocesan launch Ordination of Deacons in the Diocese of Bathurst Pope Francis appoints Fr Timothy Harris, Sixth Bishop of TownsvilleRoyal Commission final hearing of Catholic Church - A message for the lay faithfulBishop McKenna institutes Acolytes in VietnamAn Evening with Christopher HillierPope Appoints New Bishop to LismoreCatholic Bishops of Australia Extend an Invitation to the Year of Youth 2018Christ the King Procession, St. Patrick's Parish, LithgowExalt 2016Catholic Church in Australia Launches New Company to Protect Children and Vulnerable AdultsOur Lady of the Central WestiRise 2016 with Father Rob GaleaClosing Celebrations - Assembly and SesquicentenaryBook launched to mark 150th anniversary of the arrival of Bishop Matthew QuinnCathedral Restoration Parish ConsultationWorld Day of Prayer for PeaceSr Kathy Jennings leaves on Mission to Timor LesteSocial Justice Statement 2016–2017 - SummaryBLAST explodes with possibilities!New Evangeliser has four qualities: courage, confidence, a sense of urgency and joyRetreat in Everyday Life; An experience of the graced mercy of God for all!Migrants and Refugees challenge us to enact a culture of encounter, welcome and acceptanceFeast of the Assumption Combined Schools Mass in BathurstBlessing of "A Letter from Fr. Julian"Vocations Awareness Week 2016WYD 2016 Closing Mass: Francis urges youth to be hope of a 'new humanity' Leave a Mark, Pope Francis tells Young Australians at World Youth Day VigilWYD 2016 Pilgrimage UpdateThe Camino of Christian LifeAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday - 3rd July WYD Pilgrims PreparePrayer and Fasting before ElectionMen Alive!James Sheahan High School raises $1,445 for the CathedralJosh’s call to CandidacyBishop Michael speaks to students live via FacebookA Journey of Mercy - World Youth Day 2016Bishop blesses Chapel in Timor-LesteCathedral Restoration Appeal App - an innovative way to raise fundsA Vote For The VoicelessMass and Blessing of Memorial Stone at St Patrick’s - PyramulFeedback from Seminar on Sacramental PreparationTwo new Candidates for Ordination to the DiaconatePlanning for the future at the Josephite Foundation"The Joy of Love" Pope Francis between the ideal and the realMudgee students to visit remote WA Indigenous communitySr Mark Hagerty ~ 20.9.1918 – 26.3.2016Death of Neville BowersTerry's little show championsSt Patrick's Day Dinner 2016Sesquicentenary Celebrations in Wellington for all who have a Josephite HeartFirst Permanent Deacons of the Diocese Ordained in 151 yearsBook Launch highlights Orange's historical windowsPrint IssueSchool NewsAdvertisingDeadlinesAbout UsContact UsObserver ArchivesOlder Articles
Changes to the Music Ministry Director role at Cathedral Parish
It is with some reluctance that I recently accepted the resignation of our Music Ministry Director, Anna Thompson. Some changes in personal circumstances necessitated Anna making this decision. She will be finishing up on 11 September to begin a new role in Orange.
However, to make the transition as smooth as possible, she will still coordinate the music ministry dinner/meeting planned for Friday 19 October (save the date and stay tuned for details).
Anna has been in the job for a year and in that time has made an invaluable contribution to the music ministry in our Parish. Her own musical talent has added to many of the liturgies in the Cathedral and Assumption churches. Her administrative skills have been well utilised in co-ordinating the many facets of this role of Music Ministry Director and her gentle presence has been welcome in the Presbytery by staff and visitors alike.
For all you’ve given Anna, we thank you, and we wish you all the best in your new endeavours. Hopefully, our paths will cross now and again.
Recruitment for the Music Ministry Director role will begin soon. If you, or someone you know, feel that this may be a job for you, please contact Fr Paul Devitt at (remove XX) dean.cathedral XX @cdob XX .org.au with a written Expression of Interest and I will send you the job description.
Fr Paul Devitt
Dean of the Cathedral