Welcome to the Macleay Valley Catholic Parish

Mass Times

Weekend Masses

Kempsey
Saturday Vigil – 6pm
Sunday – 9:30 am

South West Rocks
Sunday – 7:30 am

Crescent Head
Monthly

Willawarrin
Monthly

Weekday Masses

Monday
NO MASS

Tuesday
5:30 pm Kempsey followed by Exposition & Benediction

Wednesday
8:00 am Smithtown

Thursday
9:30 am Kempsey

Friday
9:30 am Kempsey

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday – Kempsey
5:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Sunday – South West Rocks
before Mass

Wednesday – Smithtown
before Mass

News and Events

Kempsey News

Rosary Cenacle:
Thursdays 4:30pm

Rosary for our Country:
After 9:30 am Mass – Fridays – Mercy Chapel. All are most welcome to attend.

Rosary:
Sundays at 8:55 am
For more information please contact Rhonda Henry 65625386

South West Rocks News

Catholic Ladies Social Group:

Legion of Mary:

Hour of Adoration:
South West Rocks Church – Tuesday 7:30 am to 9:30 am

The Pilgrim Mother Icon:
Wednesday mornings following Mass.
Those interested in being added to this roster please contact Theresa Parkhouse – 65690771

Fellowship Dining:

Upcoming Events

Tiny Teddies Playtime
1st Thursdays of each month 9.30am to 11.30am
St Joseph’s School Hall
Kemp Street, Kempsey
$2.00 per family
BYO Morning Tea

Real Women’s Group:
Next Meeting:
Date: Sunday 5th July, 2015
Time: 1.30 to 3.30pm
Cost: $10
Theme: Red
Guest Speakers: Health Professionals from Macleay/Hastings Unit
Tickets on sale at the Church door.
all most welcome to attend

Parish Services

ALTAR SERVERS:
Any student from Year 4 and above who would like to be an altar server please contact the Parish Office on 6562 5182.

BAPTISM:
Those wishing to have their children baptised are requested to attend a preparation night prior to Baptism on the first Wednesday of every month,7:30 pm in the Parish Meeting Room. Please contact the Parish Office during office hours for further information or to advise of your attendance.

CATECHISTS:
Minister in State Primary Schools and teach one religion class per week. If you would like to assist, please telephone the Parish Office.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CLUB:

CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP:
Weekly gatherings praising God in spontaneous prayer and song are held of a Thursday evening at 6.00pm in the Parish Meeting Room. Telephone the Parish Office for details if you would like to join .

CHILDREN’S LITURGY:
Held each Sunday (except School Holidays) during 9.30am Mass in the Parish Hall. Adults assist with this program and return the children to their parents at Mass after the Liturgy of the Word.

CHOIR & MUSIC MINISTRY
If you sing or play any instrument you are needed and most welcome. The choir meets for practices Saturday afternoons before special Liturgies. Please contact the Parish Office for more details.

CHURCH CLEANING GROUPS
Cleaning the Church is usually done with a few other people on a Monday or Friday once every 5-6 weeks. Help is always needed to replace those who leave a group. Contact the Parish Office.

DIOCESAN INVESTMENT FUND
Individual and family investments provide a Diocesan Control Fund allowing substantial loans to Parishes for buildings such as schools and churches. Deposits are guaranteed by the Trustees of the Diocese. Our local agent is Paul Stubbs, 6562 1234

HOSPITALITY MINISTRY
People are needed to hand out bulletins and welcome Parishioners, at each weekend Mass. Contact the Parish Office.

NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING
This service is provided by a professionally trained volunteer.

OFFERTORY PROCESSION
Parishioners are welcome to add their name to the roster for taking up the offertory at the weekend Masses. Contact the Parish Office.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
Bringing the life and activity of the people of God into a Gospel way of living, assisting the Parish Priest in enabling all to share in the life and mission of the Church, for the sake of building up God’s Kingdom. Members serve for three years; three elected each year. If you wish to bring any matters before the Council, please contact the Parish Office.

P & F ASSOCIATION
Each Parish School has its own P & F Association. These are providing an opportunity for parents and friends to participate and assist in the Children’s educational development. Meetings are held monthly. Please contact the schools for details. St Joseph’s – 6562 5501 and St Paul’s – 6562 7200.

PRAYER GROUPS
Please check the current Prayer Group Lists in the foyer of the Church.

PRAYER LIST
Needing prayer for self or a friend or someone in special need? A list is posted to those willing to offer prayer for those listed. Contact the Parish Office.

PLANNED GIVING
A system of weekly financial contributions designed to serve Parish debts and to enable future Parish planning and development. New givers are always welcome. Please contact the Parish Office.

FAMILY GROUPS
Groups of families consisting of couples, grandparents, sole parents, singles, widows, widowers, non-catholic spouses, children, new families; join together regularly, to meet, support, get-to-know and experience living Christian Family Life.

PLAYTIME: Tiny teddies Playtime
Mothers and their pre-school children meet every Thursday morning from 9.00am in the Parish Hall. (Except School Holidays)

REMEMBRANCE BOOK:
Forms are available in the back of the Church for Parishioners who wish to have deceased relatives and friends recorded in the Remembrance Book. Please return completed forms to the Parish Office.

READERS:
Ministry for proclaiming the Word. Readers are rostered for each weekend, Easter and Christmas Liturgies. Volunteers are always welcome.

SCHOOLS:
Our two Parish Schools are always in need of volunteers for reading, library and canteen. St Joseph’s Primary – 6562 5501 and St Paul’s College – 6562 7200

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM:
A Parish Program for both parents and children who attend the State School, in preparation for Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Please contact the Parish Office if you wish for your child to participate.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL:
Is an organization of Catholic lay people who practice Christianity by helping those in need on a person to person basis. Shop volunteers needed. You may telephone the shop on 6562 2018.

VINCENT COURT AGED HOSTEL:
A facility for the aged. Party nights held regularly. “Entertainers”, helpers and visitors are welcome. Craft days each Wednesday. Contact Vincent Court on 6562 6062.

VISITS – HOME:
to the sick or housebound. Contact the Parish Office for more details.

WELCOMING GROUP:
This group contacts new members of the Parish and extends a warm welcome on behalf of all Parishioners. All enquiries please contact the Parish Office on 6562 5182.

Weekly Bulletin
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