Parish of St. Mary and St. Joseph - Orange

St Joseph's Church -
Corner of Hill and Byng Streets, Orange

Parish of St Mary and St Joseph 

84 Hill Street
P.O. Box 44
Orange NSW 2800
AUSTRALIA

Ph: (02) 6362 2378
Fax: (02) 6362 2032
Email

 

The Joyful Commission - April/May 2021 is available HERE>

Register your child's interest in the Sacrament of Confirmation for 2021 HERE

Clergy Team
Fr Greg Bellamy, Parish Priest
Fr Antony Vattakkunnel cmi, Assistant Priest
Fr Karl Sinclair, Assistant Priest

Mission Team 
Ms Amy Sullivan, Director of Ministries
Mr Josh Dunn, Family Educator
Ms Melissah Ryan, Sacramental Coordinator 
Sr Frances McAleer rsj, Resident in Molong
Mr Matthew Brown, Youth Minister 

Mission Support Team
Mr David Cuming, Administration Manager
Mr Michael O’Mara, Project Manager
Ms Anne Wykamp, Parish Receptionist

Public Primary School Catechists Co-ordinator: Bernadette Collins - 6362 2222

Chaplains:
Orange Health Service - Mental Health
& Drug and Alcohol:

Robyn Blunt - 6360 7700

St Francis Aged Care:
Mrs Laurie Dowler - 6362 9400

COVID-19 Restrictions:

The State Government has announced that from from Monday 29 March, the number of people allowed to attend a place of worship is based on the 1 person per 2 square metre rule with no upper limit. Restrictions on singing have been lifted.

Please be aware that we are still in a time of pandemic and social distancing and hygiene practices need to be maintained.

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 Joseph’s Church, Orange: 240
  • St Mary's Church, Orange: 400
  • St Lawrence’s Church, Molong: 80
  • St Michael’s Church, Manildra: 80
  • St Patrick’s Church, Cargo: 40
  • St Columbanus’ Church, Cudal: 40
  • St Brendan’s Church, Mullion Creek: 25

WEEKEND MASS TIMES:

SATURDAY
8.00am: St Columbanus, Cudal 
9.30am: St Patrick's, Cargo 
5.15pm: St Mary's, Reconciliation 
6.00pm: St Mary's, Orange, Vigil Mass
6.00pm: St Michael's, Manildra 

SUNDAY 
8.00am: St Brendan's, Mullion Creek
8.30am: St Joseph’s, Orange 
10.00am:  St Mary's, Orange 
10.00am: St Lawrence's, Molong 


BAPTISMS:

Please contact the Parish Office to dicuss arranging a Baptism. Ph 6362 2378

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WEEKDAY PROGRAM:

Monday
5.00pm - 5.40pm: St Mary's, Orange - Eucharistic Exposition
5.45pm: St Mary's, Orange - Mass

Tuesday
9.30am: St Mary's, Orange - 9.30am Mass 

Wednesday
5.00pm - 5.40pm: St Joseph’s, Orange - Eucharistic Exposition
5.45pm: St Joseph’s, Orange - Mass

Thursday
9.30am: St Joseph’s, Orange - Mass (Catherine McAuley Primary class or whole school attends)

Friday
5.00pm - 5.40pm: St Joseph’s, Orange - Eucharistic Exposition (Stations of the Cross instead during Lent)
5.10pm - 5.40pm: St Joseph’s, Orange Reconciliation
5.45pm: St Joseph’s, Orange - Mass


PUBLIC HOLIDAYS - MASS:

9.30am at whichever Orange church usually has Mass that day however, the ANZAC Day Mass is always 8:30am at St Joseph's.


SCHOOLS

Catherine McAuley Catholic

Primary School

Principal: Michael Croke - 6361 3344

St. Mary's Catholic Primary School

Principals: Gayle Stratton - 6362 7926

James Sheahan Catholic High School 

Principal: Peter Meers - 6362 1422

All payments made to the Parish
are non-refundable

 

St Mary's Church - Park Street, Orange

St Patrick's Church - Cargo

St Columbanus - Cudal


St Dympna’s - Cumnock

St Michael's Church - Manildra

St Lawrence's Church, Molong

 

St Brendan's Church - Mullion Creek

Holy Communion to the sick and home-bound:
Contact the Parish Office on 6362 2378


Parish Groups:

Alpha 
Alpha is a great way to meet people and explore the Christian faith. Alpha includes food, a video session and discussion. Everyone is welcome and no question is off limits. Alpha is completely free. Register at www.alphaorange.org.au for more information.

Parish Finance Council contact is -
Chair: Chris Dwyer      Email

Choirs and Musicians
St Mary's Choir:         Sr Mary Trainor - 6362 1662
St Mary's, 9.30am:     Ann Patteson  6362 0725 
St Joseph's Evening: John Hannan  6362 0217
Mullion Creek:            Barbara Ferguson 63658402

Children's Liturgy
Contact:                     Jenelle Price 6369 0786


Other Parish Outreach:

Kairos Ecumenical Prison Ministry
Contact: Phil Searl - 6362 4033 or 0419 618 054


St Vincent de Paul Society

Vinnies Shop - McNamara Lane - 6361 0371

St Joseph's Conference
Meet Wed 4.45pm - Centre, McNamara Lane

St Mary's Conference
Meet Thur 6.00pm - Centre, McNamara Lane

Vinnies Soup Kitchen and Van


Nursing Homes & Aged Care Hostels

Mass Days and Times:

St Francis Aged Care - Clinton St
11.00am on 1st Tuesday of the month
Ascott Gardens Hostel - 83 Spring St
2.00pm on 1st Friday of the month
Calare Nursing Home - March St
11.00am on 2nd Thursday of the month
Cherrywood Nursing Home - Sieben Dr
11.00am on 3rd Thursday of the month
Wontama Hostel - Summer St
11.00am on 4th Thursday of the month
Gosling Creek Aged Care - Forest Rd
11.00am on 4th Tuesday of the month
Benjamin Short Grove - 130 Huntley Road
11.00am on 1st Thursday of the month



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