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Maternal Heart of Mary

Traditional Latin Mass Parish, Lewisham, Sydney

The Maternal Heart of Mary Church at Lewisham is an Archdiocese of Sydney Personal Parish for the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments.

Catholics here have full access to the traditional sacramentals, traditional pastoral life and orthodox teachings of the Catholic Church under obedience to the Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP.

Important Notice


For the next three weeks, starting 17 September, Masses on Monday-Thursday at Lewisham will NOT be in Maternal Heart Church, but will be in the nursing home chapel which is located at the top of the parking lot (Charles O’Neill Way).  Masses at normal times though.  Friday to Sunday, Masses will be in Maternal Heart Church as usual, at the normal times.

**Please do not ring the intercom of the nursing home, so as not to disturb the nurses and residents**
Directions to Nursing Home Chapel

Starting from 8 October, the Church will be completely shut for a period of about two months. 

Masses on Sunday will then be 10am Low Mass at St Patrick’s 5 Drynan St, Summer Hill and 12pm High Mass at St Thomas of Canterbury, 3 Thomas St Lewisham.

Masses Monday-Friday will be in the Lewisham nursing home chapel at the usual times.

Mass on Saturdays will be at St Dominic’s ParishThe Crescent & Hornsey Road Homebush West, at 9am. 

Please keep in mind that the FSSP also has daily Mass in the Parramatta diocese.  See their bulletin or their website for details.

Other Latin Masses include:
St Michael’s Belfield Sung Mass 10.45am; Low Mass every 4th Sunday of the month
St Mary’s Cathedral 12.15pm Sunday

Main Altar

Regular Mass Times*


Sunday
8:30am Low Mass
10.15am Terce
10.30am Solemn Mass
12.00pm Sext
Rosary 12.30pm First Sundays

Monday
7.00am Low Mass

Tuesday
6.00pm Low Mass

Wednesday
7.00am Low Mass

Thursday
5.55pm Exposition
7.00pm Sung Mass
Compline After Mass

First Friday
7.00pm Sung Mass

Friday
6.15pm Low Mass

First Saturday
Low Mass 9.00am followed by Novena to Our Lady

Saturday
9.00am Low Mass


*Mass times are subject to change due to feast days and public holidays. Visit the Mass Times page for an up-to-date calendar of upcoming Masses.

Parramatta Mass Times:
https://repleatur.net/bulletins/parrafssp.pdf
https://fssp-parra.org/

Weddings and Baptisms by appointment.

Statue of Our Lady Month of May

Confession Times


Sunday
8:10am onwards &
 10:00am onwards

Weekdays
Shortly before and after all Masses. (If after Mass, please sit in rear pew to indicate that you are waiting for Confession.)


Confessions also available by request at other times.

Where to Find Us


Contact Details


Parish Location
Charles O’Neill Way, Lewisham 2049

Presbytery/Novitiate
44 West St, Petersham 2049

Mailing Address
PO Box 917, Petersham 2049

Parish Priest
Rev. Fr. Duncan Wong, FSSP
02 9572 9694

Assistant Priests
Rev. Fr. Damonn Sypher, FSSP
Rev. Fr. Paul Leung, FSSP

Fundraising Appeal


Please see our latest Ezechiel House Newsletter, which is our special 2018 fundraising edition.

Latest Fundraising Appeal Newsletter

For the past ten years, we have organised biennial fundraising dinners, in order to raise awareness of the financial burden involved in forming future priests. This year it will not be possible for us to hold another dinner, so the newsletter itself must serve as our 2018 fundraising appeal.

In particular, we are asking you to commit to becoming a monthly donor. Giving small monthly automatic donations is generally more convenient for our benefactors and will also assure us of long-term stability in being able to cover our regular formation expenses.

All of our benefactors, living and deceased, are prayed for daily, and Mass is offered for their needs and intentions every First Friday.

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Make a Donation


The Priestly Fraternity of St Peter needs your donations in support of our various works in the Southern Cross Region: Australia and New Zealand.

Maternal Heart of Mary Church is currently undergoing a major restoration to bring it back to its original splendour. The Parish is completely dependent on the generosity of benefactors to pay these and all other expenses.

The Fraternity of St Peter is also very much in need of your financial support to help us cover the large financial burden of forming our future priests, as well as the day-to-day costs of the vital work of priestly ministry. Please see our Latest Fundraising Appeal Newsletter.

Our priests and seminarians pray daily for all our benefactors (both living and deceased) & the Holy Mass on the first Friday of the month is always offered for this intention.

Please give generously today.

Due to renovations to the church, the location and times of some Masses will be affected. Click here for more information.
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