Plenary Council survey results

64 parishioners from Yass, Gunning and Murrumbateman responded to the parish survey on the Plenary Council agenda. Respondents were asked to rate the importance of 9 topics that were suggested for the Plenary Council agenda as a result of the parish workshop held on 17th October 2018. Each topic received a rating from 1 (not…

Thoughts from the presbytery – 7 December

The people on the parish email list should have received the results of the survey, towards the Plenary Council 2020, by now.  We will also print in the bulletin a summary of the findings.  Thanks to Paul Trezise, we have an excellent insight into the concerns of the respondents. Those parishioners contributing to our Sacrificial…

Thoughts from the presbytery – 30 November

Advent, from the Latin adventus meaning coming, is a special season in preparation for Christmas.  The Church not only prepares to welcome Him at Christmas, it also rejoices in the possession and the presence of its Lord in its midst.  All through the year we are summoned to prepare the way of the Lord, to…

Unbreakable Threads – a fantastic read!

“Unbreakable Threads” is the amazing story of an Australian mother, a refugee boy, and what it really means to be family. Psychiatrist Emma Adams, who specialises in the well-being of mothers and children and lives in Canberra, travelled to Darwin as an observer of conditions for mothers and babies in immigration centres. She expected the…

Vinnies need summer volunteers

Vinnies Centres are in urgent need of volunteers able to work about five, 4 hour shifts between the 22nd  December and 1st of February. Most Centres, including in Yass,  are open Monday – Saturday, public holidays excepted. If you know someone who would be interested or if you are interested, please contact (02) 6234 7348,…

Thoughts from the presbytery – 23 November

Just one week to have your say in the survey on topics for the Plenary Council 2020.  The response so far has been excellent and I am grateful to those who have taken the time to complete the survey.  Using the results, we will have another meeting early February before we decide who will take…

Thoughts from the presbytery – 18 November

The four days on retreat at Galong gave me great hope for the future of our Archdiocese.  Due to the influx of priests from other countries, we have a very young and vibrant clergy with a missionary spirit.  Yass/Gunning will be my last appointment and I intend taking one year at a time, until you…

Book Fair wrap up

The Book Fair is over for another year. While our takings were down on last year, they were still worthwhile. A huge positive was the massive amount of help offered and provided by parishioners and Yass RAR members, which cut the set up and take down times considerably, as well as ensuring that there was…

Thoughts from the presbytery – 11 November

This coming week I will be on retreat at Galong with the priests of the Archdiocese.  It will give me four days to reflect on my future and seek to discern the Lord’s will for us as a community of communities.  In eighteen months I will have completed my second six year appointment and I’m…

Keen gardener wanted

We are looking for a parishioner to look after and care for the gardens in front of the Hartigan Centre.  Roma has decided to call it a day due to health issues.  We thank Roma for her wonderful work over the past two years. Please contact Bob Nash on 0418 691 423 as soon as…