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Historic Mass commemorated


ishop Michael McKenna recently invited parishioners to join him for Mass in the Holy Family School Chapel. The occasion was All Saints Day - and it was also the 181st anniversary of the first Mass west of the Blue Mountains. Holy Family students participated in the Mass, assisting with the readings and serving on the altar. Staff from the nearby Catholic Education Office also attended and assisted with the offertory procession. During the homily, the Bishop recalled Dean of the Cathedral, Fr Pat O’Regan and Bishop McKenna the history around the celebration of the with Holy Family School Students first Mass at Kelso in 1830. It was the early Sydney to Kelso to celebrate that first is hoped that the Mass will become an days of the colony and it was Father Mass when he was called to attend the annual event. John Therry who made the journey from execution of a convict, Ralf Entwistle. It Kevin Arrow

St. Matthew’s ~ Mudgee

Literary and Visual stars in Mudgee


iterary and visual arts are alive and well in St. Matthew’s Mudgee with two students recently making an impression in National and State competitions. Congratulations to Jai Gunton (Y9) who recently participated in a prestigious national photography competition, gaining four semi finalist certificates in the Y9 and Y10 division. There were more than 122,000 entries nationally, so Jai’s selection is an exceptional achievement. We congratulate him and look forward to further successes in the years to come. Congratulations also to Isabella Harris

(Y6) who has achieved a bronze award in the WriteOn 2011competition. To enter, students in Y1 to Y6 completed a short piece of writing. Experienced teachers on the judging panel selected nine gold,13 silver and nine bronze award winners from schools across the State. President of the Board of Studies, Tom Alegounarias, announced the winners of this year’s WriteOn competition. “The judges were amazed by the standard of writing and I’m sure anyone who reads this year’s winning entries will also be impressed by the quality of students’ work,” he said. Rose-Marie van Raad

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Observer Magazine December 2011 issue  

Quarterly publication of the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst, NSW, Australia.

Observer Magazine December 2011 issue  

Quarterly publication of the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst, NSW, Australia.

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