May, 2018

Philosophy Camp

We are happy to announce that the Fraternity seminarians will be running another philosophy camp these winter school holidays.

The camp will be for school children Grades 5-12 (divided into three groups) and will run from Tue 10 July to Fri 13 July, at the John Berne School, near Maternal Heart of Mary Church, Lewisham.

The camp will be a mix of serious learning and serious fun, starting each day with Holy Mass, followed by philosophical/catechetical classes, activities, games, sports and time for prayer.

For more information, please visit the camp website.

To register, please download the form and return by email to or hand in to any of our priests in Sydney/Parramatta.

If you are not sending children but would like to sponsor this event, to help cover costs, please consider making an online donation (choose Maternal Heart of Mary Parish from the drop-down menu).

Winter Wonderland Social Ball

Saturday, 21 July 2018, 6:30pm – midnight

The Victorian (Clarence House)
454 Burwood Road, Belmore
Black Tie (Modest) | Canapes & Beverages Included

Early-Bird ticket purchase before 9 June. For ticket purchase:


Confirmations will take place at 11am May 26th.

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.