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…

Timor-Leste Blind Association sends thanks

The Timor-Leste Blind Association want to express our deepest gratitude to Yass/Gunning Belun for the funds, $500.00 American through brother Jose, to take care of the land certificate for the land purchased from Mr. Carlos.  The certificate is being processed by the Minister of Land Management. Yass/Gunning acknowledges a generous gift of $500 received this week.…

Come to our Book Fair!

BOOK FAIR – 3rd AND 4th NOVEMBER Come and check out the great books at the Book Fair! Funds this year will go to various parish building/maintenance commitments, with a 50% being directed towards Yass Rural Australians for Refugees to assist them with their valuable work. Book Fair hours: Saturday 3rd November   9:00am –…

Thoughts from the presbytery – 4 November

The survey for the Plenary Council 2020 will be available next week.  It will take less than five minutes to complete and should give us an indication as to the issues you see important before we gather early February. Proceeds from the Book Fair this weekend will be split 50/50 with YRAR and our ongoing…

All Saints & Souls Day Mass times

Thursday and Friday this coming week we celebrate All Saints and All Souls’ Day. Mass times at St Augustine’s church Yass will be: All Saints Day, Thursday 1st November – 7.30am All Souls Day, Friday 2nd November – 12 noon November is a special time to pray for the dead and remind ourselves of our…

Thoughts from the presbytery – 28 October

Designing a survey reflecting the comments of the participants at the gathering for the Plenary Council 2020 is proving to be more difficult than I had anticipated. Members of the PPC have decided there are seven or eight topics needing further responses through the survey and we hope to have appropriate questions within the next…

Book Fair – 3-4 November

Donations to the Book Fair are now being accepted. Please contact Deb Valencic at deb.valencic@gmail.com or ring or text 0427 674 246 to advise that you have goods to donate and to organise a time to drop off donations or to have them picked up. Donations of books, DVDs, CDs, vinyl records, games, puzzles and…