Cathedral Parish of St Michael & St John


St. Michael and St. John's Cathedral                                  
Cnr Keppel and William Streets
Bathurst NSW 2795

Ph: (02) 6331 3066    
Email: (remove XX) office.cathedral XX @cdob XX  


The Cathedral Parish Weekly Bulletin 
can be found HERE

Bishop Michael McKenna  ~  Email

Vicar General and Dean of the Cathedral:
Rev Paul Devitt - Email

Assistant Priests:
Rev Joshy Kaithakulangara CMI
Rev Ephrem Thadathil CMI

Parish Secretary: Mrs Mel Sullivan - Email
Assistant Parish Secretary:
Mrs Cathy Brien - Email 

The Assumption Primary School
Principal: Kate Salmon ~  Ph: 6331 3444

Cathedral Primary School
Principal: Patrick Allen ~  Ph: 6331 1845

St Philomena's Primary School
Principal: Jaydem Hadson ~  Ph: 6331 1198

Holy Family Primary School 
Principal: Kevin Arrow ~  Ph: 6331 3279

MacKillop College  
Principal: Steven Muller ~ 6338 2200

St. Stanislaus' College
Head of School: Mr Lindsay Luck ~ Ph: 6331 4177

Assumption Church
192 Mitre Street,
West Bathurst NSW 2795

COVID-19 Restrictions:

The State Government has 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:

  • The Cathedral of St Michael and St John, Bathurst: 162
  • The Assumption Church, Bathurst: 100
  • St Joseph's Chapel, Perhville: 30
  • St Mary MacKillop Church, Wattle Flat: 20
  • St Patrick's Church, Rockley: 20
  • St Dympna's Church, Burraga: 20

Mass Times:

Monday - Wednesday - Friday
5.45pm ~ Cathedral

Tuesday - Thursday 
12.30pm ~ Assumption
(on public holidays, Mass is at 9.00am)

9.00am ~ Assumption
5.00pm ~ Cathedral (6.00pm Oct-March)
5.00pm ~ Perthville (6.00pm Oct-March) (1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays of the month)

8.00am    ~ Assumption
10.00am  ~ Cathedral
6.00pm    ~ Assumption

1st Sunday ~ 11.30am 
2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday's ~ 11.30am Cathedral 
Blayney - As arranged 

Country Masses
1st Saturday  ~ St Mary of the Cross MacKillop,
                          Wattle Flat ~ 9.30am
2nd Saturday ~ St Patrick's, Rockley ~  9.30am
4th Saturday  ~ St Dympna's, Burraga ~  9.30am

Nursing Home Masses
St Vincent's ~ Weekly on Thursdays at 10.00am
Macquarie Care ~ 1st Friday of the month at 9.30am
Opal, Kelso ~ 3rd Friday of the month at 9.30am
Illumba ~ 4th Wednesday of the month at 11.00am

Wattle  Flat





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