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A Caring & Welcoming Community

Welcome to our Parish

Welcome to the Catholic Parish of St Brigid’s, Raymond Terrace. We invite you to learn more about our parish and we look forward to welcoming you.

Mass Times can be found under the heading ‘Parish Mass Times’ or on the front page of  our ‘Weekly Bulletin’.  Weekday Masses will not be celebrated at St. Brigid’s Raymond Terrace and Our Lady Help of Christians Mallabula from Tuesday 16th August to Wednesday 14th September inclusive.  Be sure to read our Weekly Bulletin as sometimes Masses are cancelled and/or added.

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Mass Centres

St Brigid’s Church

69 William Street
Raymond Terrace NSW 2324

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St Christopher’s Oratory

507 Medowie Road
Medowie NSW 2318

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Our Lady Help of
Christians Church

1193 Lemon Tree Passage Road
Mallabula NSW 2319

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Mass Times

Find out more about weekday and weekend Masses at out three Mass centres.

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Weekly Bulletins

Interested in finding out more about news and events? Read our Weekly Bulletins for the latest updates.

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Photo Gallery

Explore our gallery of photos from recent events around the parish.

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We Look Forward to Welcoming You

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Office of Safeguarding (Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle)

Our Commitment

St. Brigid’s Parish is committed to the safety and welfare of children and vulnerable persons. We are committed to creating a safe environment for children and vulnerable persons within our Parish.

We endorse and adopt the Safeguarding Commitment Statement made by the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, a copy of which is displayed in all three of our Mass Centres and in our Parish Office.

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.

Both the Commonwealth of Australia and the Vatican (Holy See) ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child in November 1990. This is the central international instrument that underpins both Australia’s and the Church’s approach to safeguarding children. The Australian Human Rights Commission’s child-friendly summary of children’s rights states that children have the right to:

  1. be treated fairly no matter what
  2. have a say about decisions affecting them
  3. live and grow up healthy
  4. have people do what is best for them
  5. know who they are and where they come from
  6. believe what they want
  7. privacy
  8. find out information and express themselves
  9. be safe
  10. be cared for and have a home
  11. education, play and cultural activities
  12. help and protection if they need it.

The Office of Safeguarding

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle has an abiding commitment to promoting the safety, welfare and well being of children and vulnerable adults — particularly those who participate in the life of the Diocese as part of our faith communities in parishes, in our diocesan systemic schools, early education centres and out-of-school hours care service, as part of our welfare and community services through CatholicCare and other diocesan ministries.

The Office of Director of Safeguarding has been established by decree, issued by the Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle.

The Office of Safeguarding is an integral part of the Diocese, reporting directly to the Bishop’s Office. The Office of Safeguarding is placed outside the Diocese’s services, programmes and parishes, overseeing their safeguarding standards in operation. The Office of Safeguarding works with NSW Police, the Office of the Children’s Guardian, the Department of Community and Justice and other statutory authorities and specialist authorities within the Catholic Church in Australia to fulfil its responsibilities and maximise the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

The Office of Safeguarding supports the Diocese, as an institution of the Catholic Church in Australia, to promote and uphold the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

For more information on the Office of Safeguarding, and to access a range of safeguarding material, visit the Office of Safeguarding website.