NATSICC says Voice a significant stride

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) expresses our support for a constitutionally enshrined Indigenous Voice to Parliament. We acknowledge that the Indigenous Voice represents a significant stride towards empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in addressing the deep-seated inequities prevalent in numerous social, economic and health indicators. By working in…

Archbishop’s letter regarding Calvary Hospital

Dear Friends in Christ,By now you would have heard the shocking news that the ACT Government intends to compulsorily acquire our wonderful Calvary Public Hospital, Bruce.This is despite the fact that we have been offering high quality patient care under our Catholic ethos for the past 44 years on this site.  76 years remain on…

Parish 2022 Financial Report available

The parish publishes an annual financial report based on the calendar year. The 2022 report and accompanying explanatory letter from the Parish Finance Committee has now been published and can be accessed on the “Resources” page of this website or by clicking here.

Easter Services 2023

Holy ThursdayMass of the Lord’s Supper – 7pm (Yass)Good FridayStations of the Cross – 10.30am (Murrumbateman & Gunning)Commemoration of the Passion – 3pm (Yass)Holy SaturdayEaster Vigil Mass – 7pm (Yass)Easter SundayMass 8.30am (Gunning)Mass 10.15am (Yass)For full Easter Service details click here

Christmas 2022 Mass Times

Christmas Eve – Saturday 24 December 5:00pm – St. Francis Xavier’s Church, Gunning 7:00pm – Mt Carmel School grounds, Yass 8:30pm – Uniting Church Hall, Murrumbateman Christmas Day – Sunday 25 December 8:30am  – St. Francis Xavier’s Church, Gunning 10:15am –  St. Augustine’s Church, Yass

Circus comes to Cootamundra

Don’t miss the school holiday Free Circus & Celebration of Family, Sunday 10th July, 2pm-4pm Sacred Heart Central School, Morris St, Cootamundra. Sausage sizzle, popcorn & fairy floss available for sale. Cost: FREE. Seats limited. Register at More information HERE or contact 0429 192 869

Archdiocesan Celebrations of the World Meeting of Families 2022

Archdiocesan Celebrations of the World Meeting of Families 2022 will be held in three locations in our Archdiocese Sunday 12 June Cooma for the Snowy Monaro region Sunday 26th June Manuka for the Canberra region Sunday 10th July Cootamundra for the Western Deanery To find out more go to  Universal Celebrations of the World…

Child Protection Code

All volunteers in the parish are required to be familiar with the Archdiocese’s Child Protection Code of Conduct. The Child Protection Code of Conduct informs and reminds all employees and volunteers of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn of the standards of behaviour as well as other requirements that must be adhered to when working…

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…