ABOUT US

  • The Parish

    Taree parish was established in 1855. The foundation stone of Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 79 Albert Street, Taree was laid in 1929.

    The parish is wide-spread and has five Mass Centres: Taree, Old Bar, Cundletown, Harrington, and Lansdowne.

    Our Parish Priest is Father Kevin Corrigan. He is supported by the Parish Office Staff, and a number of parishioner groups and Committees, Sacristans and Counting Teams.

    The Parish Office is usually open during the following hours:

    Monday: CLOSED

    Tuesday: 9am to 3.30pm

    Wednesday: 9am to 3.30pm

    Thursday : 9am to 3.30pm

    Friday: 9am to 3.30pm

     

    A weekly bulletin is produced and is available at all Mass Centres. The bulletin includes information on times of Masses and of Reconciliation, special events in the Parish and in the lives of Parishioners, and a reflection on the readings of the day. Submissions for inclusion in the bulletin must be at the Parish Office by 3.00pm Wednesday.

    Our Parish has a STEWARDSHIP focus. We each have something we can contribute to the life of the Parish by giving our time, talents and treasure.

    The Parish has a planned giving program, and while money is needed to support the functions of the Parish, the hands-on assistance, goodwill and generosity of each parishioner, in whatever way they can contribute, makes our Parish a dynamic entity.

    Newcomers to our Parish are warmly welcomed, but please, introduce yourself, and if you have become a resident of Taree or one of its Mass Centres, PLEASE fill out and return a form via one of the collection boxes at the back of each church. The WELCOME leaflet is available at each site.

     

    ADMINISTRATION AND FUNCTIONS

    The Parish Office is staffed by Parish Secretary, Lorrie Moore and Parish Finance Secretary , Jenny Hutchison . The Parish is guided in its functions by the Parish Pastoral Council, the Parish Pastoral Team, the Parish Finance Council and by the Liturgy Group.

    Other important groups in the parish include:

    • Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) and Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
    • Prayer and Bible Study Groups
    • Altar servers; Sacristans
    • Readers of the Word at Sunday and weekday Masses
    • Ministers of Holy Communion assist at Mass and visit homes, hostels, nursing homes and hospitals
    • A team of collectors and counters
    • A lay Catholic Funeral Minister
    • Secular Franciscan group: meets on the first Friday of the month in the Resource Centre.
    • The St. Vincent de Paul Society
    • Couples for Christ
    • Catering Committee managed by Cheryl Kingsford with the help of our good hearted volunteers.
    • Family groups

     

    St. Mary’s Hall, the Resource Centre and Meeting Rooms can be hired for special social occasions by any group. Contact the Parish Office to make a booking.

    St Mary’s Piety Stall is open at the front foyer of Our Lady of the Rosary Church Taree on Saturdays, after 6.00pm mass and on Sundays after 9:30am mass.

    SAFEGUARDING

    The Catholic Parishes of Taree and Wingham are committed to the safety and welfare of children and vulnerable adults. We are committed to create a safe environment for the people in our parishes.We endorse the Safeguarding Commitment Statement of the Diocese and adopt it.

    The Office of Safeguarding is the organisational expression of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle’s abiding commitment to promote the safety, welfare and well being of children and vulnerable adults. If you have any concerns for a child or vulnerable adult please contact the office of safeguarding: Ph 4979 1390 or Email: childprotection@mn.catholic.org.au or visit their website for more information https://officeofsafeguarding.org.au/.

    Convention on the Rights of the Child

    As with all peoples, children have human rights across the full spectrum of civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. Because children are recognised as having particular inherent needs and dependencies, they also have particular rights. The Holy See ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child in November 1990, along with most of the other nations of the world, including the Commonwealth of Australia. The parish of Taree and Wingham supports the particular rights and protections afforded children under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. For more information, click the link below:

Church Locations

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY, TAREE
75 Albert St, Taree

OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA, HARRINGTON
6 Pilot St, Harrington

ST THERESE, LANSDOWNE
Cundle Rd, Lansdowne

OUR LADY OF FATIMA , OLD BAR
16 Hall Street, Old Bar

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP, WINGHAM
8 Farquhar Street, Wingham

ST PATRICK’S CHURCH, CUNDLETOWN
52 River Street, Cundletown

Mass Times for 2023

MONDAY

4.30pm Our Lady of the Rosary, Taree:  Syro Malabar Mass- Indian Community                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         *Every First Monday of the Month only

Parish Office Closed.

 

TUESDAY

4.30pm Our Lady of the Rosary, Taree: Reconciliation
5.30pm Our Lady of the Rosary, Taree: Mass

 

WEDNESDAY

9.30am Our Lady of the Rosary, Taree: Mass
9.30am every 1st Wednesday of the month Our Lady of Perpetual Help, WinghamMass

 

THURSDAY

5.00pm St Patrick’s, Cundletown: Reconciliation
5.30pm St Patrick’s, Cundletown: Mass

FRIDAY

9.00am Our Lady of the Rosary, Taree: Adoration
9.30am Our Lady of the Rosary, Taree: Mass
10.00am Our Lady of Perpetual Help, WinghamRosary
3.00pm Our Lady of Fatima, Old Bar: Adoration

 

SATURDAY

4.00pm Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Wingham: Reconciliation & Rosary
4.45pm Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Wingham: Mass
6.15pm Our Lady of the Rosary, Taree: Mass

 

SUNDAY

9.30am Our Lady of the Rosary, Taree: Mass
7.30am every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month Our Lady of Fatima, Old Bar: Mass
7.30am every 2nd Sunday of the month St Therese, Lansdowne: Mass
7.30am every 4th and 5th Sunday of the month Our Lady Star of the Sea, Harrington: Mass

The Parish Office is usually open during the  following hours:

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday:        9am to 3.30pm

Wednesday:  9am to 3.30pm

Thursday :     9am to 3.30pm

Friday:            9am to 3.30pm

                                                                                                                                                                                  

A weekly bulletin is produced and is available at all Mass Centres. The bulletin includes information on  times of Masses and of Reconciliation, special events in the Parish and in the lives of Parishioners, and a  reflection on the readings of the day. Submissions for inclusion in the bulletin must be at the Parish Office by 3.00pm  Wednesday.

Our Parish has a STEWARDSHIP focus. We each have something we can contribute to the life   of the Parish by giving our time, talents and treasure.

The Parish has a planned giving program, and while money is needed to support the  functions of the Parish, the hands-on assistance, goodwill and generosity of each parishioner, in   whatever way they can contribute, makes our Parish a dynamic entity.

Newcomers to our Parish are warmly welcomed, but please, introduce yourself, and if you have  become a resident of Taree or one of its Mass Centres, PLEASE fill out and return a form via one of the collection boxes at the back of each church. The WELCOME leaflet is available at each site.

ADMINISTRATION AND FUNCTIONS

The Parish Office is staffed by Parish Secretary,  Lorrie Moore and Parish Finance Secretary , Jenny Hutchison . The Parish is guided in its functions by the Parish Pastoral Council, the Parish Pastoral Team, the  Parish Finance Council and   by the  Liturgy Group.

Other important groups in the parish include:

  • Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) and Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
  • Prayer and Bible Study Groups
  • Altar servers; Sacristans
  • Readers of the Word at Sunday and weekday Masses
  • Ministers of Holy Communion assist at Mass and visit homes, hostels, nursing homes and hospitals
  • A team of collectors and counters
  • A lay Catholic Funeral Minister
  • Secular Franciscan group: meets on the first Friday of the month in the Resource Centre.
  • The St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • Couples for Christ
  • Catering Committee managed by Cheryl Kingsford with the help of our good hearted volunteers.
  • Family groups

 

St. Mary’s Hall, the Resource Centre and Meeting Rooms can be hired for special social occasions by any group. Contact the Parish Office to make a booking.

St Mary’s Piety Stall is open at the front foyer of Our Lady of the Rosary Church Taree on  Saturdays, after 6.00pm mass and on  Sundays after 9:30am mass.

SAFEGUARDING

The Catholic Parishes of Taree and Wingham are committed to the safety and welfare of children and vulnerable adults. We are committed to create a safe environment for the people in our parishes.We endorse the Safeguarding Commitment Statement of the Diocese and adopt it.

The Office of Safeguarding is the organisational expression of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle’s abiding commitment to promote the safety, welfare and well being of children  and vulnerable adults.  If you have any concerns for a child or vulnerable adult please contact the office of safeguarding: Ph 4979 1390 or Email: childprotection@mn.catholic.org.au or visit their website for more information https://officeofsafeguarding.org.au/.

Convention on the Rights of the Child

As with all peoples, children have human rights across the full spectrum of civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. Because children are recognised as having particular inherent needs and dependencies, they also have particular rights. The Holy See ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child in November 1990, along with most of the other nations of the world, including the Commonwealth of Australia. The parish of Taree and Wingham supports the particular rights and protections afforded children under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. For more information, click the link below:

LORRIE MOORE
PARISH SECRETARY

JENNY HUTCHISON
FINANCE SECRETARY

                 

 

MAURIE STACK

LES STEVENS

 

PAUL HOGAN

PETER NEAL

JENNY HUTCHISON

PARISH LEADERS AND PROMOTERS OF SAFEGUARDING

LORRIE MOORE

Parish Secretary

SAFEGUARDING  COORDINATOR

Ph 6552-1084

Email: administration@tareeparish.org

JENNY HUTCHISON

Finance Secretary

SAFEGUARDING  COORDINATOR

Ph 6552-1084

Email: secretary@tareeparish.org

SUSIE PLODER

Parish Pastoral Council Member

PROMOTER OF SAFEGUARDING

TAREE PARISH

QUENTIN SCHNEIDER

Parish Pastoral Council Member

PROMOTER OF SAFEGUARDING

TAREE PARISH

PETER NEAL

Parish Pastoral Council Member

PROMOTER OF SAFEGUARDING

TAREE PARISH

PETER CHENEY

Parish Pastoral Council Member

PROMOTER OF SAFEGUARDING

WINGHAM PARISH

JENNY MCKEOUGH

Wingham Finance Council Member

PROMOTER OF SAFEGUARDING

WINGHAM PARISH

 

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