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 AVAILABLE MASS TIMES AND HOW MANY CAN ATTEND MASS IN YOUR PARISH HERE>
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."
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THE FINAL STAGE OF CATHEDRAL RESTORATION PROGRESSES
The Cathedral precinct has been transformed into a bustling worksite, with the external grounds currently undergoing extensive works and renovations progressing on the inside of the building. See the progress in a visual update available HERE
SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT 2020:
TO LIVE LIFE TO THE FULL: MENTAL HEALTH IN AUSTRALIA TODAY
The Catholic bishops of Australia have released the Social Justice Statement 2020-21, on the critical subject of mental health, in the lead-up to Social Justice Sunday on August 30.
The Statement encourages faith communities, governments and individuals to make mental health a priority. MORE>
PLENARY COUNCIL DISCERNMENT PAPERS
The Plenary Council Discernment Papers, based on the six national themes for discernment that emerged from the Council’s listening and dialogue phase, have been delivered are available to read or listen to HERE>
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
Find information about Mass services in parishes across the Diocese HERE