Mrs. Jeanette Sainty (RIP)
We express our condolence to the Sainty family at the loss of the late Mrs. Jeanette Sainty, beloved mother of Mr. David Sainty, who returned to the Lord peacefully on the 27th of November after being fortified by the Sacraments. She was received into the Church at Maternal Heart of Mary a few years ago. Please pray for the repose of her soul.
Upcoming Christmas Mass Schedule
6:00pm : Vigil Mass
Confession from 5.30pm
9:00pm : Christmas Matins
Confession starts at 10.30pm
12:00am : Midnight Mass
Following which there will be a procession with the
Infant Jesus and the reading of the Martyrology.
After Midnight Mass Fr. Wong will say his private
Midnight and Dawn Low Masses.
5:00am : Dawn Mass Sung
7:00am : Day Low Mass
Confession starts at 6:30am
9:30am : Day Mass Sung
Confession starts at 9:00am
Note: This year Christmas is on a Sunday. There will be no scheduled Masses after the 9.30 am Mass. There will be no 4 pm Mass on Christmas day.
Christmas Day Mass at Arcadia will be at 10:30am.
Men’s Group, Tuesday, 6th of December
After the 6:00 pm Mass, the group will head out to Norton’s Irish Pub on the corner of Norton Street and Parramatta Road (1 Norton Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040).
Confessions will be heard throughout Mass.
Norton’s has a budget friendly meal deal. It is $16 for either a steak or schnitty AND a drink (either beer/wine or soft drink).
Day of Total Consecration
The day of total consecration to Jesus through Mary is 12th of December. There will be a 7pm Sung Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, followed by the prayer of total consecration recited together by those who are making their first consecration to our Lady or renewing it. Please bring your books (handouts will be available if you forget).
Christmas at the Cathedral
The Opening night of Christmas at the Cathedral will be held on Thursday, 8th December at St Mary’s Cathedral. For more details please look at the leaflets placed at the back of the Church.
St. Mary’s Cathedral is also organising Choral Christmas Celebration 2022 featuring St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir and Sinfonia Australis on Friday, 16th December. For more details please look at the leaflets placed at the back of the Church.
Upcoming Cleaning Day
24th December : 8:00 am Low Mass followed by cleaning until 12.00 pm
Gaudete Sunday Celebrations
We will have Gaudete Celebration for the children on December 11th after the 10.30 am Mass.
An encounter with Saint Nicholas will take place in the courtyard about 15 minutes after Mass. Parents whose children are participating and would like to have presents for their children, please contact Mrs Consuella Jankovic at email@example.com. Usually, we would get a present that is below $10.
A few families are interested to have an informal picnic at the Petersham Oval after this activity. If you intend to go for the picnic, please bring a packed lunch.
All children must be always accompanied and supervised by their parents ; and especially when crossing the zebra crossing or using the bathroom facilities at the park.