Thoughts from the presbytery – 12 July

Parishioners who contribute to the Sacrificial Planned Giving program are advised to collect your statement for the past twelve months, with tax exemption, at the back of the church. In this period, contributors have dropped from 110 to 95 and our income has remained static for the past two decades.  In an attempt to increase…

Thoughts from the presbytery – 5 July

This Sunday is observed as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday and the theme for 2019 is “Peace to this house and all who dwell within”.  Our communities acknowledge the Traditional Custodians who have walked upon and cared for this land for thousands of years.  We acknowledge the continued deep spiritual attachment and relationship of…

Thoughts from the presbytery – 28 June

In this bulletin, Di Carey thanks all those involved with the celebration of first Holy Communion. I just hope parishioners are aware of the hundreds of hours Di spends, in a voluntary capacity, organizing our sacramental programs. Last Sunday, many people enjoyed a fascinating talk by Dr Robyn Cadwallader on the spirituality in the anchoress.…

Thoughts from the presbytery – 21 June

Congratulations to the thirty-four young parishioners from Yass and Gunning receiving their first Holy Communion this weekend. I am extremely grateful to Di Carey, John Duncan and our Sacramental Teams who have supported the parents as these young people receive Jesus in the Eucharist.  To the parents, it is your responsibility to continue to nurture…

Thoughts from the presbytery – 14 June

Just a reminder, next Sunday the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), young parishioners from both Yass and Gunning will receive their first Holy Communion. Besides the Vigil Mass in Yass, there will be Mass in Gunning on the Sunday at 8:15am and Yass at 10am. The following Sunday…

Thoughts from the presbytery – 7 June

In two weeks, on the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), young parishioners from both Yass and Gunning will receive their first Holy Communion.  Besides the Vigil Mass in Yass, there will be Mass in Gunning on the Sunday at 8:15am and Yass at 10am.  The following Sunday is…

Thoughts from the presbytery – 24 May

To all parishioners who gave me the opportunity to take a break from pastoral duties, I am truly grateful. A special thanks to Fr. Greg Beath for supplying during my absence. My first two weeks were spent in Timor Leste to oversee our projects and ascertain priorities for the future. There are many things which…

Thoughts from the presbytery – 31 May

On Good Shepherd Sunday we were supposed to have a collection for the support of educating our seminarians.  As I can’t find the envelopes, which obviously have been thrown out, if you are prepared to donate, please go to www.cgcatholic.org.au/donate or email giving@cg.org.au.  You may remember Arlindo Gutteres the smallest of the seminarians from Timor…

Thoughts from the presbytery – 26 April

The celebration of the Sacred Paschal Triduum were magnificent.  There were many positive comments about the choir and I am grateful to Annabelle and all members of the choir for the time they spent preparing for the ceremonies.  Peter Cleary spent many hours making sure the decorations in the sanctuary were in place and to…

Easter thoughts from the Presbytery

CHRIST IS RISEN, HE IS TRULY RISEN.  This awesome truth we proclaim to the world in desperate need of the risen presence of Christ, Lord and Saviour.  He has overcome the power of Satan that we might share His life.  May the blessings of this glorious season be extended to all in our community. During…