Parish of St. Mary and St. Joseph - Orange

St Joseph's Church -
Corner of Hill and Byng Streets, Orange

Parish of St Mary and St Joseph 

84 Hill Street
P.O. Box 44
Orange NSW 2800

Ph: (02) 6362 2378
Fax: (02) 6362 2032



Read The Parish Overview 28th November HERE>
Read The Parish Overview 21st November HERE>


August/September 2021 is available HERE>


Register your child's interest in the
Sacrament of Confirmation for 2021 HERE>

Parent Zoom Meeting 9/9/21 HERE>

Clergy Team

Fr Greg Bellamy, Parish Priest
Fr Antony Vattakkunnel cmi, Assistant Priest
Fr Karl Sinclair, Assistant Priest

Mission Team 
Ms Amy Sullivan, Director of Ministries
Ms Melissa Ryan, Family Educator and Sacramental Coordinator 
Sr Frances McAleer rsj, Resident in Molong
Miss Rebecca Geddes, Youth Minister 

Mission Support Team
Mr David Cuming, Administration Manager
Mr Michael O’Mara, Project Manager
Ms Lisa McDonald, Parish Secretary
Ms Anne Wykamp, Parish Receptionist

Public Primary School Catechists Co-ordinator: Bernadette Collins - 6362 2222

Orange Health Service - Mental Health
& Drug and Alcohol:

Robyn Blunt - 6360 7700

St Francis Aged Care:
Mrs Laurie Dowler - 6362 9400


1) The number of people allowed in churches is now subject to the one person per two square metre density limit. 

2) Singing is allowed for fully vaccinated people.

3) Masks must continue to be worn inside.

4) Weddings are permitted with numbers uncapped, but now subject to the one person per two square metre density limit. Numbers for weddings drop to 11 people if anyone unvaccinated attends. MORE>

5) Funerals are permitted with numbers uncapped, but now subject to the one person per two square metre density limit. Numbers for funerals drop to 10 people (not including those conducting the funeral) if anyone unvaccinated attends. MORE>

6) All people may attend a place of worship, regardless of vaccination status.

7) QR code or manual register must continue to be used.

 It is critical that everyone continues to practise COVID-safe behaviours, including social distancing, staying home if unwell and getting tested if suffering from the mildest of symptoms.  

The dispensation issued by Bishop Michael McKenna last year in relation to our Sunday obligations is still in effect.  


Density capacities at 1 person per 2sqm in the Orange and Molong parishes are:

  • St Joseph’s Church, Orange: 200
  • St Mary's Church, Orange: 360
  • St Lawrence’s Church, Molong: 80
  • St Michael’s Church, Manildra: 80
  • St Patrick’s Church, Cargo: 40
  • St Columbanus’ Church, Cudal: 40
  • St Brendan’s Church, Mullion Creek: 25



St Columbanus, Cudal: 8.00am 

St Patrick's, Cargo:  9.30am 

St Mary's, Reconciliation:  5.15pm in daylight savings time  and 4.15pm in non-daylight savings time.

St Mary's
, Orange, Vigil Mass: 6.00pm in daylight savings time, 5.00pm in non-daylight savings time.

St Michael's, Manildra
6.00pm in daylight savings time, 5.00pm in non-daylight savings time


St Brendan's, Mullion Creek: 8.00am

St Joseph’s, Orange
: 8.30am

St Mary's, Orange
: 10.00am

St Lawrence's, Molong:


Please contact the Parish Office to discuss arranging a Baptism. Ph 6362 2378



5.00pm - 5.40pm: St Mary's, Orange - Eucharistic Exposition

5.45pm: St Mary's, Orange - Mass

9.30am: St Mary's, Orange - Mass (St Mary's Primary school class or whole school attends)

5.00pm - 5.40pm: St Joseph’s, Orange - Eucharistic Exposition
5.45pm: St Joseph’s, Orange - Mass

9.30am: St Joseph’s, Orange - Mass (Catherine McAuley Primary class or whole school attends)

5.00pm - 5.40pm: St Joseph’s, Orange - Eucharistic Exposition (Stations of the Cross instead during Lent)
5.10pm - 5.40pm: St Joseph’s, Orange Reconciliation
5.45pm: St Joseph’s, Orange - Mass


9.30am at whichever Orange church usually has Mass that day however, the ANZAC Day Mass is always 8:30am at St Joseph's.


Catherine McAuley Catholic

Primary School

Principal: Michael Croke - 6361 3344

St. Mary's Catholic Primary School

Principals: Gayle Stratton - 6362 7926

James Sheahan Catholic High School 

Principal: Peter Meers - 6362 1422

All payments made to the Parish
are non-refundable


St Mary's Church - Park Street, Orange

St Patrick's Church - Cargo

St Columbanus - Cudal

St Dympna’s - Cumnock

St Michael's Church - Manildra

St Lawrence's Church, Molong


St Brendan's Church - Mullion Creek

Holy Communion to the sick and home-bound:
Contact the Parish Office on 6362 2378

Parish Groups:

Alpha is a great way to meet people and explore the Christian faith. Alpha includes food, a video session and discussion. Everyone is welcome and no question is off limits. Alpha is completely free. Register at for more information.

Parish Finance Council contact is -
Chair: Chris Dwyer      Email

Sacred Music Ministry, Orange
Contact the Parish Office on 6362 2378 or visit to register your interest.


Children's Liturgy
Contact: Jenelle Price 6369 0786


Other Parish Outreach:

Kairos Ecumenical Prison Ministry
Contact: Phil Searl - 6362 4033 or 0419 618 054

St Vincent de Paul Society

Vinnies Shop - McNamara Lane - 6361 0371

St Joseph's Conference
Meet Wed 4.45pm - Centre, McNamara Lane

St Mary's Conference
Meet Thur 6.00pm - Centre, McNamara Lane

Vinnies Shop - 
163 Peisley St, Ph: 6360 1609

Vinnies Kitchen and Soup Van

Nursing Homes & Aged Care Hostels

Mass Days and Times:

St Francis Aged Care - Clinton St
11.00am on 1st Tuesday of the month
Ascott Gardens Hostel - 83 Spring St
2.00pm on 1st Friday of the month
Calare Nursing Home - March St
11.00am on 2nd Thursday of the month
Cherrywood Nursing Home - Sieben Dr
11.00am on 3rd Thursday of the month
Wontama Hostel - Summer St
11.00am on 4th Thursday of the month
Gosling Creek Aged Care - Forest Rd
11.00am on 4th Tuesday of the month
Benjamin Short Grove - 130 Huntley Road
11.00am on 1st Thursday of the month

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