Towards a better kind of politics

Read the Australian Catholic Bishops’ 2022 election statement , Towards a Better Kind of Politics, to help you reflect on the good you can do for the community by using your vote for the common good of all. The statement includes a Prayer for the Election and the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. Click here…

Parish Assembly 26th March

St Augustine’s & St Francis Xavier’s parishes will be holding a Parish Assembly on Saturday 26th March. It will start with Mass in St Augustine’s church Yass at 9:00am. We will then move to the Mt Carmel School  PAC for morning tea and the Assembly. We are delighted that Eileen Glass AM will be with…

Reclaiming evangelisation

As part of the Reclaiming Evangelisation series from the Archdiocese of Sydney, Pontifical Biblical Commission member Dr Mary Healy addressed online participants on how to learn about calling and forming disciples today from examining the “first evangelisation’ in Scripture. The talk is available online here. Dr Healy is an American scripture scholar and globally-respected speaker. She is a professor…

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…