St. Raphael's Parish - Cowra

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

Parish Priest:
Father 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

COVID-19 Restrictions:

The State Government announced that from Saturday 26 June 2021, the COVID-19 restricitions affecting places of worship are as follows: 

  • The number of people allowed to attend a place of worship for Mass, private prayer or any gathering, is based on the 1 person per 4 square metre rule;
  • Funerals are limited to 1 person per 4 square metres capped at 100 people, including the celebrant;
  • Masks are compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including workplaces and places of worship; 
  • Singing by audiences and choirs at indoor venues or by congregants at indoor places of worship will not be allowed;
  • All organisations must continue to use QR Codes or manual sign-in registers, to enable fast contact tracing in the event of any community transmission.
It is critical everyone continues to practise COVID-safe behaviours, practising social distancing, staying home if  unwell and getting tested if suffering from the mildest of symptoms.

The dispensation issued by Bishop Michael McKenna in relation to our Sunday obligation is still in effect.

Legal capacities for each church/building are:

  • St Raphael’s Church, Cowra: 140 people
  • St Edward’s Church, Canowindra: 80 people
  • St John the Baptist Church, Eugowra: 35 perople
  • 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 Groups:
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
Tilga Street
Canowindra NSW 2804
(Presbytery ~ 39 Suttor Street)

Ph: (02) 6344 1210
Fax: (02) 6344 2228

Mass Times: 

Sunday:     10.00am
Thursday:   9.00am

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
Mass Times:
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

Parish Groups:
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)

Read THIS WEEK'S Parish Bulletin


St Raphael's Cowra

St Edwards Chruch, Canowindra


St John the Baptist Church, Eugowra

St Malachy's Church, Gooloogong


St. Brigid's, Woodstock

St Vincent's, Wyangla Dam



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