October, 2017


October 22nd

Christus Rex Pilgrimage

27-29th October 2017. Please register at

October 1st

BBQ after Mass on October 17th

Sunday 15 October is the External Solemnity of the Maternity of Our Lady (Parish Patronal Feast). A BBQ will follow High Mass.

September 17th

Postal Survey on the Redefinition of Marriage

For more information see:

Join the movement to defend the Marriage Act.

A change in the marriage law has consequences for every Australian, not just those who are same-sex attracted, so it is important that all of us are engaged in this discussion.

It is not only our right, but our duty, to make our voices heard in this postal vote. You need to vote and you need to encourage family members, friends and neighbours to vote. Help them to understand the consequences of redefining marriage

Feast of St Michael the Archangel 29th September

7 pm Solemn High Mass ( Dominican Old Rite) Fr Robert (OP) will offer Mass and impart 1st Priestly Blessings You can read up on this medieval Rite here.

September 10th

Ladies High Tea

Saturday, 14 October at 2.00pm (registration from 1.45pm)
St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, 5 Drynan St, Summer Hill
Guest speaker: Fr. James Baxter OP “A Beautiful Life"

Cost is $40 pp (revised menu)

The afternoon is for ladies & girls 10yrs and over. Funds raised will go to the Daughters of the Maternal Heart of Mary.

RSVP: Monday, 9 October -
Seating is limited so please book early!
Enquiries: Consuella (m) 0425 608 158
Volunteers are needed! Please contact Francesca -

Church Restoration Appeal

We will be distributing raffle booklets after Mass for you to sell on behalf of the parish. Each household could aim to sell about 10 books before the raffle draw (Sunday 17 Dec.)

Tickets are available for purchase online here.

Vocations Day of Recollection for Men

The FSSP will be holding a vocations day of recollection for men, on Saturday 25 November at Maternal Heart of Mary Church, Lewisham.

The recollection is for young men from Australasia who are interested in considering a vocation to the priesthood in the context of the traditional liturgy. 

For more information or to register, please contact:
Fr Duncan Wong:,
(02) 9572 9694,

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.