St Raphael's Parish Cowra - incorporating the former parishes of St Edward Parish, Canowindra and St John the Baptist Parish, Eugowra
St Raphael's Church
15 Lachlan Street (Office)
Cnr Lachlan & Kendal Streets (Church)
PO Box 39,
Cowra NSW 2794
Ph: (02) 6342 1369
Fax: (02) 6341 1983
Email: (remove XX) office.cowra XX @cdob XX .org.au
Parish Priest: Fr Laurie Beath
Parish Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 3.30pm
Friday: 9.00am - 1.00pm
Parish Secretary: Mrs Louise Ellison
Assistant Parish Secretary: Mrs Fiona Gallagher
From 18th October 2021 the following regulations are in place for places of worship:
- All people may attend a place of worship, regardless of vaccination status.
- Masks must continue to be worn inside.
- The 1 person per 4sqm density limit must continue to be observed.
- QR code or manual register must continue to be used.
- Congregational singing is still not permitted.
- Choirs of up to 10 people are permitted to sing, however all must be fully vaccinated.
- Weddings are permitted with numbers uncapped, other than the 1 person per four square metre density limit.
- Funerals are permitted with numbers uncapped, other than the 1 person per four square metre density limit.
The dispensation issued by Bishop Michael McKenna last year in relation to our Sunday obligations is still in effect.
It is critical that everyone continues to practise COVID-safe behaviours, including social distancing, staying home if unwell and getting tested if suffering from the mildest of symptoms.
More general information on the current Covid regulations can be found HERE>
Density capacities at 1 person per 4sqm in the Cowra parish are:
- St Raphael’s Church, Cowra: 140 people
- St Edward’s Church, Canowindra: 80 people
- St John the Baptist Church, Eugowra: 35 people
- St Malachy’s, Church Gooloogong: 70 people
- St Brigid’s Woodstock: 50 people
- St Vincent's, Wyangla: 50 people
St. Raphael's Cowra:
Saturday Vigil ~ 6.00pm
Sunday ~ 8.00am
Weekday Mass times:
Tuesday and Wednesday: 9.00am
Thursday: Communion Service at 9am Friday: 5.45pm
Parish Pastoral Council, Liturgy Committee, Family Groups, Finance Committee, Ladies Friendship Group, Legion of Mary, St Vincent de Paul.
School: St. Raphael's Central School (K-12)
Principal: Michael Gallagher
St Edward's Church, Canowindra
Canowindra NSW 2804
(Presbytery ~ 39 Suttor Street)
Ph: (02) 6344 1210
Fax: (02) 6344 2228
Parish Groups: St Edwards Church Council, Canowindra, Women's Group, Prayer Group
School: St. Edward's Primary (K-6)
Principal: Ken McNamara
Ph: (02) 6344 1170
St John the Baptist Church, Eugowra
3 Pye Street
(P.O. Box 30 )
Eugowra NSW 2806
April - September: Sunday 5.00pm: (2nd, 4th & 5th Sunday of the month)
October - March: Sunday 6.00pm (2nd, 4th & 5th Sunday of the month)
Communion Service at 8.30am Sunday
(1st & 3rd Sunday of the month)
School: St. Joseph's Primary School (K-6)
Principal: Cathy Eppelstun
St John the Baptist Church Council, Eugowra
St Malachy's ~ Gooloogong:
April - September: Sunday 5.00pm: (1st & 3rd Sunday of month)
October - March: Sunday 6.00pm (1st & 3rd Sunday of month)
Communion Service at Sunday 6.00pm - 5.00pm in Winter months ( 2nd,4th & 5th Sunday of month)
St Brigid's Church ~ Woodstock:
Saturday 9.00am (2nd Saturday of month)
Communion Service at 8.30am Sunday (1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Sunday of month)
St. Vincent's Church ~ Wyangla:
Saturday 9.00am (3rd Saturday of month)
Communion Service at 9.30am Sundays (1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th Sunday of month)
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