Thoughts from the presbytery – 16 September

Just a reminder that the Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s next Sunday at 10am.  A Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion will be held at both Gunning and Murrumbateman.  Whilst we still have the Vigil Mass at 6pm in Yass, I encourage parishioners to support the confirmandi on Sunday.  The…

Soul Journey Companions

A three year program of training for those who sense that God is calling them to the work of spiritual direction, and are looking for a community where this vocation can be explored and nurtured.  Applications for enrolment are open now for Soul Companions for the 2019 academic year. Website: www.spiritualdirectiontrainingact.org.au Contact: Liz Anne Smith…

Thoughts from the Presbytery – 9 September

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday 23rd September, 10am, at St. Augustine’s, Yass. There will be a Liturgy with Holy Communion at both Gunning and Murrumbateman but I do encourage parishioners to support the confirmandi by attending the Sunday Mass. Whilst there is a fifth Sunday this month, Masses will be held…

Karinya House Mercy Walk for Women

Get excited, the Karinya House Mercy Walk is just 2 weeks away and there is still time to register.  Previous participants have this to say about the walk:“The initial appeal was fundraising for Karinya House, which is such a blessing for vulnerable new mothers and their babies, and which operates almost entirely from donations. The…

Book Fair 3-4 November

The Book Fair will be held again this year, on the same weekend as Classic Yass. Last year’s Book Fair was highly successful and I hope that with your support, this year’s can be even better. Funds this year will go to various parish building/maintenance commitments, with a proportion being directed towards Yass Rural Australians…

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…