General Notices for Visitors
The rubrics of the Extraordinary Form of Mass require that Holy Communion be given on the tongue and kneeling. Those who cannot kneel because of illness, frailty or old-age are not obliged to kneel and are welcome to stand when receiving Holy Communion (though still on the tongue).
Parking – Do not park in the under-cover parking bay on the immediate left of Charles O’Neill Way. Parking is available further down, or on West St.
Please do not park in yellow-striped bay which is reserved for the St Vincent de Paul Night Patrol vans.
Please leave closer parking bays available for elderly and less mobile Mass-goers.
The Feast of the Queenship of Our Lady, May 31st
The Crowning of Our Lady, Act of Consecration to Our Lady and Mass with hymns. Mass 6.15pm.
Consecration of Children to Jesus, Mary and Joseph available for the inscription of the names of your children to be placed in a basket at the feet of Our Lady.
Mothers’ Day stalls raised $806.25 for the parish.
Requiem Mass for those who have died in the service of the country will be held on Thursday 23rd of May at 7pm.
Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians is on Friday 24th of May. Mass will be at 7pm.
The Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians has been celebrated in Australia since 1844. Pope Pius VII was imprisoned by Napoleon Bonaparte at Fontainbleu. The military eventually forced Bonaparte to release the Pope and on May 24th 1814, Pope VII was able to return to Rome. As a form of thanksgiving, he decreed that the feast of Mary Help of Christians be celebrated on May 24th.
“Days of prayer, and formerly also of fasting, instituted by the Church to appease God’s anger at man’s transgressions, to ask protection in calamities, and to obtain a good and bountiful harvest… The Rogation Days are the 25th April, called Major (organised by Gregory the Great), and the three days before the Feast of the Ascension, called Minor (established by St.Mamertus – 522AD).”
The Bishop’s Blend
Looking to network with other young Catholic professionals and learn how to live your faith in the workplace? Then join the Most Reverend Bishop Richard Umbers, Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney, on Monday 27th May 2019 at 7am at the Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney for The Bishop’s Blend, a quarterly breakfast series for young professionals. Online booking is essential. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to:
The Pilgrim Statue is on loan from Australia Needs Fatima for the next 2 weeks for the month of May. The Holy Rosary will be prayed before all Sunday Masses and before weeknight Masses as our Marian devotions for the month of May.
Mothers’ Day Stalls
To celebrate Mothers’ Day, we will have a variety of stalls in the courtyard next Sunday including cakes, flowers, creative gifts, pamper packs and Cloister Coffee. Donations of cakes, biscuits or slices to sell would be most appreciated! Please bring everything on disposable plates.
All proceeds go towards the parish. Thank you!
Adult Education resumes this Wednesday, 8th of May. Fr.Wong will be taking the class for this term and it will be “Introduction to Moral Theology”.
Holy Family Education resumes this Friday, 10th of May.
The Pilgrim Statue is on loan from Australia Needs Fatima for the next 2 weeks for the month of May. The Holy Rosary will be prayed before all Sunday Masses and before weeknight Masses as our Marian devotions for the month of May. Let us pray specifically for the upcoming Federal Elections and also for the Sri Lankan Christian community.
Adult Education resumes Wednesday 8th May. Fr. Wong will be taking over Fr.Sypher’s class for this semester and it will be “Introduction to Moral Theology”.
Holy Family Education resumes Friday 10th May.
Feast of St. Joseph the Worker
Wednesday 1st May, 2019: Feast of St Joseph the Worker, 7pm Sung Mass.