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COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS FROM
24 JULY 2020

The 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.

Although not obligatory, the NSW Government recommends the wearing of face masks at places of worship. Parishioners are encouraged to seriously consider the Government advice when attending Mass or a church building for private prayer.

SEE HOW MANY CAN ATTEND MASS IN YOUR PARISH HERE>



POSITION VACANT 
PRISON CHAPLAIN - OBERON CORRECTIONAL CENTRE

To assist in the delivery of pastoral care and ministry, the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst is currently seeking a Prison Chaplain to service the Correctional Facility in Oberon NSW. MORE>


SAFE CHURCH AWARENESS TRAINING

 The aim of the Safe Church Awareness Training is to equip individuals in safeguarding best practice. More information and registration details can be found HERE>  

"Dear Friends in Christ,
In my Lenten message of 2017, I asked for our local church to become a community ready to listen to, accompany and assist those among us who suffered childhood sexual abuse in our schools, orphanages and parishes." 

Read more HERE> 



Professional Standards Complaint Line: 
Ph: 1300 369 977
Police Assistance Line: 131 444 

CDF ONLINE 

 

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The Diocesan Refund Policy is
available HERE 

Catholic Observer 

THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF THE CATHOLIC OBSERVER IS OUT NOW

The September edition of the Catholic Observer is available now. With a focus on vocations, catch up on news from the Diocese, parishes and our local schools. You can read it HERE>

URGENT APPEAL FOR SUFFERING CHURCH COMMUNITIES IN LEBANON

The Melkite and Maronite Catholic Churches of Australia have established the "Help for Lebanon Appeal”, following the devastating explosion in Beirut in August that has resulted in a horrendous economic, social and political situation. 

Find out how you can support the Appeal HERE

LAUNCH OF WORLD MISSION MONTH

The launch of Catholic Mission's World Mission Month was streamed from St Stanislaus' College on Wednesday 16th Septmeber and is available to view HERE

COLLECTION FOR THE HOLY LAND

This year, due to COVID-19, it was not possible to take up the Good Friday Collection dedicated to supporting Christians living in the Holy Land. Pope Francis accepted the request to move the collection to 20th September. Find out more HERE>

MASS ONLINE

Mass Online is still available at the following times:

Sunday Mass: Celebrated at St Raphael's Parish, Cowra at 8:00am(every fortnight alternating with St Mary's Parish, Mudgee)  available: HERE

Sunday Mass: Celebrated at St Mary of the Presentation Church, Mudgee at 9.00am (every other Sunday alternating with St Raphael's Parish, Cowra) available HERE

Daily Mass from the Church of St Francis Xavier, Lavender Bay, available HERE
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Find information about Mass in parishes across the Diocese HERE


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