May, 2018


Parents of this parish who wish to have their children receive the Sacrament of Confirmation please send an email to Fr Duncan Wong ( Children should be in Year 6 or above. However, as we only have confirmation every 2-3 years, children who are 10 years old and above may be presented for Confirmation.

April 25th, ANZAC Day Public Holiday

7am Low Mass of St Mark the Evangelist, 9am Sung Requiem Mass

Marriage Banns for April

21st April: Angela Catherine Green and Alexander Jaime McEncroe

Raffle Launch

1st Prize - Nespresso Citiz & Milk Chrome Breville Coffee Machine (retailing at $399) plus many more fabulous prizes

Tickets: $2 each or 20 for $20

Raffle will be drawn during the Ladies Afternoon on Saturday, 28th April

Funds will support Francesca in her work for the MHM Parish and towards the establishing of a new religious community for women, Deo volente!

Ladies Afternoon Tea (Buffet style) - see flyer

Guest speaker: Fr James Baxter OP 'A Beautiful Life'

Saturday, 28th April, 2-4pm
5 Drynan Street, Summer Hill

Cost: $20 (includes raffle draw and stalls)

RSVP 23rd April - Teresa 0413 041 930 or

Please submit prayer petitions and prayers for the sick to Ezechiel House: the priests and the seminarians will be happy to pray for your intentions.

Cleanliness - Please keep the areas around the kitchen and courtyard clean and tidy. Pick up children's litter around fountain area.

Parking - Do not park in the Sheltered Village Court Parking Lot.

Parking - Please do not park in two spaces reserved for the Soup Kitchen Vans. Those areas are clearly marked in blue.

Parking - Please leave first two parking places available for elderly and frail Mass-goers.


Holy Communion is only given on the tongue and kneeling as it is the discipline enforced in the Mass of the Extraordinary Form. Those who cannot kneel because of illness, frailty or old-age are not obliged to kneel and should feel comfortable to stand when receiving Holy Communion.


First Thursdays

Collect: Send, we beseeech Thee, O Lord, labourers into Thy vineyard, in order that both the precepts of Thy only-begotten Son may be perpetually observed and that the sacrifice may be everywhere renewed.

Secret: Make perfect the tribute we offer, as a sacrament for the vitality of Thy people, so that ministers, having been increased, in the circling of Thine altar, may bring together prayers and sacrifices to Thee.

Post-Communion: Having been filled with the heavenly mysteries, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that Thou wouldst deign to increase Thy ministers in both number and sanctifying charity.


The First Collection is for the support of the Fraternity priests who work at Maternal Heart of Mary Church. This includes food, lodging, insurance and health care.

The Second Collection is for the material needs for the running of Maternal Heart of Mary Church: electricity, printing, candles, charcoal, incense, petrol, etc.

The Thursday Collection is for the support of the FSSP seminarians under the Australian Region of the FSSP.

As other parishes run by Religious Orders and Societies of Apostolic Life, we are allowed to have different collections for the needs of the Church and the religious community where the need arises.


A reminder that any funerals or marriages at Maternal Heart can only be held on Saturdays due to the working hours of the various offices of the Church that own and use the facilities.

Six months notice must be given before any wedding.