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Integrity in Our Common Mission

Bishops Statement on the Voice

The Voice Referendum

https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/first-nations-voice-to-parliament-referendum

Social Justice Statement

2025 – Holy Year of Hope

Fr Terence Mahedy RIP

Plenary Council Decrees

Catholic Mission

Caritas Australia

Welcome Father Connell Perry

Mass For You At Home

Most Rev Mark Edwards OMI – Bishop of Wagga Wagga

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“May this Lenten discipline, which we undertake with love, turn our minds to things above!” Ash Wednesday reminds us that we are dust and that unto dust we will return. It also begins our season of repentance and renewed belief in the Gospel as we prepare for the Easter Triduum. Lent is an opportunity to come closer to Jesus through prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

Bishop Mark blessed and distributed the ashes at the 7am Mass in the Cathedral.
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“May this Lenten discipline, which we undertake with love, turn our minds to things above!” Ash Wednesday reminds us that we are dust and that unto dust we will return. It also begins our season of repentance and renewed belief in the Gospel as we prepare for the Easter Triduum. Lent is an opportunity to come closer to Jesus through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. 

Bishop Mark blessed and distributed the ashes at the 7am Mass in the Cathedral.

Today is Shrove Tuesday, more commonly know as Pancake Day. Shrove is the past tense of the English verb “Shrive” which means to obtain absolution for one’s sins by way of confession and by doing penance. Traditionally it is a day to get ready for Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent by preparing our souls and our cupboards for the more disciplined liturgical period that leads up to Easter.

Bishop Mark and the staff at McAlroy House definetely enjoyed the pancakes at morning tea!
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Today is Shrove Tuesday, more commonly know as Pancake Day. Shrove is the past tense of the English verb “Shrive” which means to obtain absolution for one’s sins by way of confession and by doing penance. Traditionally it is a day to get ready for Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent by preparing our souls and our cupboards for the more disciplined liturgical period that leads up to Easter. 

Bishop Mark and the staff at McAlroy House definetely enjoyed the pancakes at morning tea!Image attachment

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Bishop Mark encouraged us all at Mass this morning to seek ways to improve ourselves this Lent, not just giving up sugar in our tea, but striving to come closer to God while helping others.

Today we celebrate All Souls Day, when we pray especially that those who have died may enter into eternal life.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
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Today we celebrate All Souls Day, when we pray especially that those who have died may enter into eternal life. 
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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What message has Bishop Mark Edwards sent to the Church? That sexual abuse victims don’t suffer. How dare he downplay the effects and have have it documented in court. The church has lost moral authority and is in no position any more to dictate to others. How sad it is, that the diocese is entrenched in and unwillingness to move forward, and is quite happy to accept backwards practices by the priests who seem to be tuning out of the seminary at the moment.

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On the Solemnity of All Saints we celebrate the numerous saints who have spread and lived the Gospel throughout the ages, and who are interceding for us even now. We pray especially to St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, the patroness of the Diocese of Wagga Wagga.

“To be saints is not a privilege for a few, but a vocation for everyone.” - Pope Francis
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On the Solemnity of All Saints we celebrate the numerous saints who have spread and lived the Gospel throughout the ages, and who are interceding for us even now. We pray especially to St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, the patroness of the Diocese of Wagga Wagga. 

“To be saints is not a privilege for a few, but a vocation for everyone.” - Pope Francis

October is the month of the Holy Rosary, the prayer which Pope Francis says "brings peace to hearts, to families, the Church and the World."
Several parishes, communities, and cultures in and around Wagga Wagga collaborated to have a Marian Procession in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary. Thank you especially to the Syro Malabar community, and the parishes of Our Lady of Fatima, Holy Trinity, and St Michael's for their generous support.
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October is the month of the Holy Rosary, the prayer which Pope Francis says brings peace to hearts, to families, the Church and the World. 
Several parishes, communities, and cultures in and around Wagga Wagga collaborated to have a Marian Procession in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary. Thank you especially to the Syro Malabar community, and the parishes of Our Lady of Fatima, Holy Trinity, and St Michaels for their generous support.Image attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

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Congratulations Fr Michael Perry on your ordination to the priesthood!
Fr Michael will continue to minister at St Patrick's Parish, Albury as the new assistant priest.
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Congratulations Fr Michael Perry on your ordination to the priesthood! 
Fr Michael will continue to minister at St Patricks Parish, Albury as the new assistant priest.Image attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

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Congratulations Fr Michael

On Saturday 7 October Deacon Michael Perry will be ordained a priest by Bishop Mark Edwards OMI.
All are welcome to attend the ordination Mass at St Michael's Cathedral, Wagga Wagga at 10am. Please keep Deacon Michael in your prayers as he prepares for this momentous occasion.
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On Saturday 7 October Deacon Michael Perry will be ordained a priest by Bishop Mark Edwards OMI. 
All are welcome to attend the ordination Mass at St Michaels Cathedral, Wagga Wagga at 10am. Please keep Deacon Michael in your prayers as he prepares for this momentous occasion.

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A wonderful celebration for the Diocese and the Perry family. Looking forward to it !

Thanks Lynn. It is a nice invitation especially with his photo. See you Thursday morning.

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Bishop Edwards visited with Year 6 students prior to their Confirmation in Griffith on the weekend.Image attachment

Can you see your diocese on the map? 📊📈👀

Yesterday, the National Centre for Pastoral Research (NCPR) published their latest newsletter which included this heatmap of the percentages of Catholic populations in each geographical diocese in Australia.

The top three dioceses with the highest proportions are shown in dark red - Wagga Wagga (26.5%), Bathurst (25.3%) and Parramatta (24.7%).

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Data Source: ABS Census of Population & Housing 2021 (data obtained as part of the National Catholic Census Project). Note: The map is created using Census boundaries which are “the best fit’ with canonical boundaries, but do not always align perfectly (e.g. as in the case of the Diocese of Rockhampton and the Diocese of Toowoomba).
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