West Wyalong Mission: West Wyalong, Rankins Springs, Lake Cargelligo, Tullibigeal, Ungarie, and the Christ the King Farm Chapel, Bolo.

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Residential Address: 47 Church Street, West Wyalong NSW, 2671.
Postal Address: PO Box 64, West Wyalong, NSW 2671.
Fr Dominic Byrne
0269723655 Twitter: @DoHmmmmm
The Office is formally open on Wednesday (9am - 5pm) and on Thursday (8:30am - 12pm) and is also attended by Fr Dominic most days other than Friday and Saturday when he is in Lake Cargelligo.

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The Church Renovations have been completed.

Adoration is held every Wednesday from 3 – 4pm in the 'Sisters of Mercy Chapel,' West Wyalong, followed by the Sacrament of Reconciliation until 5pm. 

If you would like to contact us please go to the 'Application Forms' page where you will find a small form to email us your communication. Of course, you can always ring us on, 0269723655. 

To organise Baptisms or Funerals, please do contact Fr Dominic at any time on 69723655. 

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To better understand this 'Year of the Holy Spirit' in the Canberra & Goulburn Archdiocese, please click here.

To access the Roundtable discussions for this 'Year of the Holy Spirit,' please click here.

To watch the Cathedral 11am Sunday Mass or Weekday     

                               12:15pm Daily Mass   Click here


           If you would like to understand the Catholic Mass more, 

please click here.

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What is a Personal Relationship with God?

This relationship is much like a marriage in terms of always being with another person whom they are bound to by love. It involves slowly getting to know Jesus, believing that he wants me to know him more through a life of deep prayer. This can only happen over a period of time when the person experiences an interior journey enabling them to develop a personal meaning and personal identity with Jesus. Then they develop a longing to be a disciple of Jesus, to be a fully initiated Catholic, and active in their parish. A life changing spiritual experience can often begin this journey, fostering a strong desire to be nearer to God. We should not take for granted that every person knows about the life of Jesus and how that relates to Christian spirituality. Our message to the distant folk is that God is Love and he has been born, as one of us, to begin his Kingdom on earth and overturn the kingdom of darkness. A personal encounter with the risen Jesus allows a person to then share in the Son’s relationship with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Only after a person has recognised who Jesus is, can they begin to orient their life toward him. This begins their living, personal, and active relationship with God.  

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Laurance Freeman is a Benedictine Monk and the Director of World Community for Christian Meditation and the link below leads you to a talk he gave in 2012 at Google:

Meditate with Father Laurence Freeman - YouTube

              Who is Jesus of Nazareth?


              
As a Catholic, how am I saved?

How is Mary the Mother of God?

**I would like to understand how the Catholic Mass is both a sacrifice and sacrament.**

What is Theology of the Body???

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                             The Sacraments

 

The Sacrament of Baptism

Please fill out a form from the 'Application Forms' page. We ask that it is filled out and handed in to the Office at least one week before the Sacrament is celebrated so we are able fill out the Certificate and give this to you at the Baptism. 


When a person wants to be baptised in a town or city they do not currently live in, they need to contact the Parish Priest of their own home Parish and ask for permission to have this baptism elsewhere (Can. 857.2). Some think it strange that they should have to ask for permission when they have never spoken to the Priest before but do not stop to think that it may be even stranger to want baptism from a Church they have nothing to do with and will continue to have nothing to do with after the baptism.

The initial part of the Sacrament is called the 'Welcoming Ceremony.' It is the people of God (the Parishioners) who welcome the person into the Church because the People of God are his Church. The Catholic Church recognises everybody that has been Baptised to be the Church. This is why we strongly recommend that each Baptism take place during the Sunday Mass when the people of God are then able to welcome the newly Baptised person into their community, into the body of Christ. We are all united by the gift of His Spirit given to us at Baptism, allowing God to see himself in each of us and recognise us as His children. This is how we are given the 'Spirit of adoption.'

When people ask for a Private Baptism they are asking to remain apart from the people of God, the parishioners. The Sacrament of Baptism joins people to the body of Christ who are the parishioners of the Parish. To ask for a Private Baptism suggests that gathering together each Sunday as the Body of Christ is not wanted. Receiving the Spirit of God ensures that we should feel welcomed into what really must be recognised as our home, the Church. How can people want Baptism and not want to be part of God’s People? They can when they do not know what they want nor know what Baptism truly is and not understand what it cost Jesus, so that we could be Baptised in his Name after He was Baptised in Blood.

 

Baptism is thought of as a ‘Gateway Sacrament,’ because once you have received this sacrament you are then able to receive all the other Sacraments. Some people though do not understand that once you have received this sacrament you should be considering, not just the other Sacraments of Initiation, but all the sacraments because, made in His Image, we are a Sacred People ("a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people..." Pt. 2: 9) who need to be kept Holy. 

People will often ask that we Baptise their child but by virtue of living unmarried with their partner they are saying that they do not want the Sacrament of Matrimony (meaning, mother making). Others ask for Baptism but do not regularly attend Sunday Mass and never receive the Sacrament Reconciliation, which is closely related to Baptism. This suggests that they want one Sacrament (Baptism) but not another (Eucharist). This is disheartening and plainly confusing, given that the Eucharist is "the Source and Summit of the Christian Life". It seems to say that after we have received Baptism we are not going to accept any personal responsibility for ownership. When we have received the very Spirit of God we are then to exercise this gift, given to us through the expense of Jesus’ Passion. This was so that we would come to understand the Love of the Father and with that come to be one with the Father (Jn. 17: 20-26).

 

The role of the Godparents, “with the parents [is] to present the child for baptism, and to help it to live a Christian life befitting the baptised and faithfully to fulfil the duties inherent in baptism” (Canon 872). The Father and the Mother of the child to be baptised cannot be a Godparent (Canon 874).

Low Gluten Hosts at Mass

Coeliac Disease is a condition that effects over 1% of the Australian population and this parish understands the hardships that this can bring to those who suffer from this disease. Low gluten hosts are consecrated at each Sunday Mass, or at a previous Mass, and will be distributed by Father Dominic. Should you want such a host, do approach him at communion and ask for a Low Gluten Host as you receive Communion. 

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                                               -- First and Second Collection --

To make a BPOINT payment, please click here.  To make a contribution to the First Collection (for all the Priests in the Archdiocese), regardless of the Parish you are in:

       A/c Name: Central Presbytery Fund


                    BSB: 062 786

                    A/c No: 000 292 48

                    Reference: Your Town and your Surname.

To make a contribution to the West Wyalong Second Collection (for your Parish): 

A/c Name: St Mary's Parish - West Wyalong Church

 BSB: 062 786

A/c No: 000 150 72 

Reference: Your Surname.


To make a contribution to the Lake Cargelligo Second Collection (for your Parish): 

                     A/c Name: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Lake Cargelligo

                     BSB: 062 786

                     A/c No: 000 293 39

                     Reference: Your Surname.


To make a contribution to the Ungarie Second Collection (for your Parish): 

A/c Name: St Joseph's Parish - Ungarie Church

BSB: 062 786

A/c No: 000 150 56

Reference: Your Surname. 

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