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…

Thoughts from the presbytery – 21 October

The participants at our first gathering to look at issues for the Plenary Council 2020 put forward many areas of concern they would like discussed in the broader community.  The task of the Parish Pastoral Council is to put together a survey for others to make comment before a second gathering, early February.  I am…

Murrumbateman Field Days

The Murrumbateman Catholic Community will once again be participating in the Murrumbateman Field Days to be held this year on the weekend of the 20th and 21st October. The Field Days provide an opportunity for local community groups to raise funds by catering at the event. We will be running our gourmet Tea, Slices and…

Thoughts from the presbytery – 14 October

Next Wednesday, 17th October, I invite people to gather at the Hartigan Centre at 7:30pm, to discuss issues you would like presented at the Plenary Council 2020.  Parishes from the Northern Deanery  will meet in Goulburn next Lent and present a broader view of the concerns of the Catholic communities in our region.  At our…

Parish Issues for Plenary Council

On the 17th October, interested parishioners are invited to attend a gathering at 7.30pm at the Hartigan Centre to look at issues they would like as agenda items for the Plenary Council 2020. I have attempted to put together a survey before this gathering but now think it might be better to wait until after…