April, 2017


May 14th

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion will take place on the Sunday after the Feast of the Sacred Heart this year (June 25th) Classes will start on the 28th of May after the 10.30 am Mass

Ladies High Tea

Please save the date for the next Ladies High Tea on Sat 10th June (Queen's Birthday weekend) 2 pm at St Patricks Church Hall, Summer Hill. Cost is $30.

Australian Catholic Youth Festival

This three-day festival will be held in Sydney 7-9 December 2017.  Youth who are interested, please check:

His Grace, The Most Reverend Anthony Fisher (OP) warmly welcomes the youths of the archdiocese to attend the event

Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the 13th of May, Saturday was offered for all the parishioners and benefactors of Maternal Heart of Mary Church.

As a preparation for the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, all the parishioners and benefactors of Maternal Heart of Mary have been enrolled in a Novena of Masses that will be offered at the Chapel of the Benedictines of Mary.

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.