Thoughts from the Presbytery – 2 September

The success of the 180 years celebrations last weekend were due to the work of the committee and the many people who contributed to the display, catering and liturgy. Congratulations and thanks to everyone involved.  Due to my failure to apply GST to the dinner, concert and sale of books, we will be lucky to…

National prayer crusade for vocations

The Knights of the Southern Cross Australia will conduct their 12th National Prayer Crusade for Vocations from 2nd September to 24th November 2018. All parishioners are invited to participate by simply saying the following Crusade Prayer for seven consecutive days during this period : Heavenly Father, you know the faith, courage and generosity of your…

Kids Off Nauru campaign

The campaign calls for the countries elected representatives to find a solution to resettle the 119 children trapped on Nauru before Universal Children’s Day on November 20, 2018.A central message is that all refugees and people seeking asylum on Nauru and Manus should be brought back to Australia or safely resettled to a third country…

Thoughts from the Presbytery – 26 August

There have been many people who have helped the members of the organizing committee to ensure a successful celebration for our 180 years as a parish. To everyone involved, many thanks. After this weekend we will focus on our response to the Plenary Council 2020. Survey sheets will be widely distributed before a gathering of…

Thoughts from the Presbytery – 19 August

Next weekend, St. Augustine’s celebrate 180 years as a parish. Please volunteer to support members of the committee in their various tasks to ensure a memorable celebration.There will be a Vigil Mass at Gunning, Saturday 6pm, but the only Mass in the Yass Valley will be the 10am Sunday in the Lovat Chapel. Due to…

Thoughts from the Presbytery – 12 August

It is just two weeks until we celebrate 180 years as a parish.  Please finalize bookings for the dinner and concert as soon as possible.  The only Mass in the Yass Valley will be the 10am Sunday 26th August, in the Lovat Chapel.  There will be a 6pm Vigil Mass at Gunning on the 25th…

Confirmation registration

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION – 10AM SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBERConfirmation registration will be held on Wednesday 8th August or Thursday 9th August between 5-6pm at the presbytery. If your child is in Year 6 or older, has made their First Eucharist and wishes to continue their journey in faith please attend registration on one of the above…

Thoughts from the Presbytery – 27 July

There is an exciting development for youth ministry in our community, with Georgia Breynard taking responsibility for those attending schools and Chris Beaton leading those who have left school.  Both Georgia and Chris are exceptional young people with a deep commitment to mentor our youth in lasting values.  The involvement of parents is critical to…