WELCOME

The Cathedral Parish is a Catholic faith community centred on Bathurst NSW, Australia.  It embraces people in the city of Bathurst and surrounding countryside and the towns and villages from Sofala and Wattle Flat to the north to Rockley and Burraga to the south.

The members of the community provide, or are involved in, many different endeavours in striving to live out the Good News of the Reign of God’s Love within our local community.  The Word of God and our personal and communal prayer nurtures our spirituality that is then activated in our service of others in health and aged care, education, care of those in need and of the environment that sustains us, and the many diverse ways that ‘love of neighbour’ is lived out by members of the community.

 

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NOTE: THERE IS AN EXTRA SUNDAY MASS – 9AM, AT THE ASSUMPTION CHURCH

The Assumption Church (Max 80 people)

  • CONFIRMATION 2020: find out more HERE
  • RISE YOUTH FESTIVAL – RELOADED: RISE is back for 2020! This year it has been RELOADED to an online format! Find out more HERE
  • MASS TIMES IN BATHURST RETURN TO THE REGULAR WEEKEND TIMETABLE: Find out more HERE 
  • REOPENING OF CHURCHES – STAGE THREE, FROM 1ST JULY 2020: Find out Mass Schedule and Regulations HERE
  • BISHOPS CALL FOR A LIFT ON RESTRICTIONS: The NSW Government has announced a further easing of COVID-19 restrictions for hospitality venues and other businesses from 1st June. Regrettably, despite lobbying from the bishops of NSW and ACT for our churches to be treated similarly, to-date there is no indication that this will be the case. Sign the petition HERE
  • WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY: 24 – 31 MAY: The 2020 theme, “They showed us unusual kindness” (Acts 28:2), remembers the historic shipwreck of Paul on the island of Malta and calls us to a greater generosity to those in need. Find out more HERE
  • ENTRUSTING AUSTRALIA TO MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS: the Australian Bishops entrust Australia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary under the title Our Lady Help of Christians, seeking her intercession for the safety of all our people especially in this time of COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more HERE
  • ARCHBISHOP PATRICK O’REGAN INSTALLED AS ARCHBISHOP OF ADELAIDE: Archbishop Patrick O’Regan was installed in a near empty St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, Adelaide on 25 May 2020. Find out more HERE

  • SUPPORT YOUR PARISH BY GIVING ONLINE: Some of your fellow parishioners are experiencing economic hardship now, and cannot give as they usually would. So, for those who can still give, this is a time for solidarity and generosity. Find out more HERE

LITURGY INFORMATION

CONFIRMATION 2020

Dear Parents, Bishop Michael has given all priests of the Diocese authority to confirm the children who request the Sacrament this year. This authority is valid till 24 December 2020. He has recommended that the Sacrament be celebrated in the same way that we have...

Season of Creation, September 1 – October 4

Pope John Paul II in 1990 named environmental care as integral to the Catholic faith and named St Francis of Assisi as the patron of ecological conversion. Pope Benedict XVI reinforced this Catholic vocation delivering homilies and speeches asking world leaders to...

EXTRA WEEKEND MASS – 9AM COMMENCING 5TH JULY

As more people are returning to regular worship we are finding that the maximum number of worshippers allowed under the 4 square metre rule is proving a problem. Under this rule, only 60 worshippers can be in the Assumption Church at any one time commencing 1st July....

RISE Youth Festival – RELOADED

RISE is back for 2020! This year it has been RELOADED to an online format! RISE Youth Festival is for young people in Years 6 to 9 (youth in Years 10 and 11 can be involved as team members. To do so, contact Deacon Josh). RISE Reloaded will run over two days -...

MASS TIMES IN BATHURST RETURN TO THE REGULAR WEEKEND TIMETABLE

 Numbers in Churches are now guided by the 4 sq. metre rule. The Assumption Church opens for private prayer between 9am and 3pm from Monday to Friday each week, and 9.00am to 11.00am on Saturdays and Sundays. The church will be set up accordingly to meet the social...

REOPENING OF CHURCHES – STAGE THREE: FROM 1ST JULY 2020

Numbers in Churches are now guided by the 4 sq. metre rule. The Assumption Church opens for private prayer between 9am and 3pm from Monday to Friday each week, and 9.00am to 11.00am on Saturdays and Sundays. The church will be set up accordingly to meet the social...

MOVING CELEBRATION FOR ADELAIDE’S NEW SHEPHERD

Adelaide’s new Archbishop Patrick O’Regan was installed in a near empty St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, Adelaide on 25th May 2020, but the occasion was full of beauty, grace and emotion as the former Bishop of Sale and Priest of the Diocese of Bathurst committed...

REOPENING OF CHURCHES – STAGE THREE: FROM 1ST JULY 2020

Numbers in Churches are now guided by the 4 sq. metre rule. The Assumption Church opens for private prayer between 9am and 3pm from Monday to Friday each week, and 9.00am to 11.00am on Saturdays and Sundays. The church will be set up accordingly to meet the social...

BISHOPS CALL FOR A LIFT ON RESTRICTIONS

Dear Premier Berejiklian As Catholics in New South Wales and across Australia, we would like to express our gratitude for the leadership of the government during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been praying for our leaders during this time, as well as our health...

BISHOPS TO ENTRUST AUSTRALIA TO MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect Australians’ lives, including their worship, the Catholic bishops will entrust the country to the care of Mary Help of Christians on her feast day next week. In a message issued today as “A word of encouragement to the...