Murrumbateman Mass

Because St Augustine’s Church is currently unavailable, parishioners joined Fr Peter in the celebration of Mass at Murrumbateman on Saturday 23rd October. The venue was the “Kirk Cathedral”, one of the massive storage sheds at Clonakilla Winery. It was an incredibly picturesque setting for a joyful liturgy. Mass will continue at Murrumbateman for Saturdays 30…

Masses recommence 20 October

Face-to-face Masses recommence from Wednesday 20th October in accordance with NSW Public Health Orders. St Augustine’s Church in Yass will be unavailable for use until Saturday 13th November as the carpet is being replaced. For this reason there will be changes to the usual locations of weekend Masses prior to that date as follows: Saturday…

NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation

Moves are gaining momentum politically to introduce Voluntary Assisted Dying (euthanasia)  legislation into New South Wales Parliament. To become more informed you can read the following documents produced by Alex Greenwich MP: Flowchart table of proposed VAD process Polling July 2021 FAQs Summary of substantial amendments since consultation draft V0luntary Assisting Dying Bill 2021 Archbishop…

Sacrament of Reconciliation postponed

The Sacramental Team met on Tuesday 14th September 2021 to discuss the upcoming Sacrament of Reconciliation, scheduled for November 10. Due to the current Covid restrictions and lockdown, the team decided to postpone preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation till Term 1 next year. It is anticipated that the current 2021 Year 3s will commence…

Covid Update

Due to current NSW stay-at-home regulations for people who have visited the ACT since 5th August there is no Mass in Yass or Gunning this weekend and until further notice Please join the Zoom Mass with Fr Peter My on Sunday 15th August at 10.00am Link will be sent via parish mailing list Further Information:…

Feedback sought on house purchase

With the departure of the Sisters of Mercy from Yass, there is now an opportunity for the Yass Parish to purchase the former residence of the Sisters, at 106 Meehan Street (alongside the Church on the Comur Street side). Father Peter, the Parish Finance Committee and the Pastoral Council have been considering whether such a…

Welcome to Country

On Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday-5th July- Ngunnawal man, Michael Bell, began Mass by welcoming the St Augustine’s Parish Community to his country. Some excerpts from his speech are included below. “I would like to acknowledge my Ngunnawal Elders any other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Elders, I would also like to acknowledge the ancestries…

Thoughts from the presbytery – 12 June

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It was wonderful being able to celebrate with many parishioners last weekend.  Thank you for your commitment to the faith and your generosity expressed by the collections.  This Sunday will be the last Liturgy of the Word via Zoom, as long as the coronavirus is kept at bay.  Due…

Thoughts from the presbytery – 5 June

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I thank God for our wonderful country and the leaders who have worked tirelessly to protect its citizens during this Covid-19 pandemic. I thank God for our communion of communities and especially for you who have been prepared to make extraordinary sacrifices for the benefit of all. Whilst we…