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.
Holy Family Education is in recess for school holidays. We resume July 26th.
Wednesday Adult Education is in recess also. We resume July 24th.
Please mark your calendars for August 11th as we will have our annual walk pilgrimage to the shrine of St.Mary of the Cross at McKillop Place.
No one over 18 years of age can serve nor sing in the choir/schola without having a valid Working With Children Check. It should be submitted to Fr. Wong at least 3 days before the liturgy.
You are invited to a Maternal Heart of Mary Parish Bush Dance and spit roast dinner on Saturday 3rd August 2019 at 6.30pm.
July 16 Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Investiture into the Brown Scapular will take place after the 6pm Mass. Please bring your own scapular and untie it so that it can be easily accessible.
Scapular medals can be blessed and substitute for the cloth Scapular but the investing mush be done in the cloth Scapular.
Vocations Day for Men
The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter will be running a vocations day for men at Maternal Heart of Mary Parish on Saturday 7th September, 9am to 3pm.
The event is open to all young men aged 16 years old – 34 years old interested in learning more about the Catholic priesthood in the context of the traditional liturgy (Latin Extraordinary Form) and the discerning of one’s vocation.
There is no cost for the day, (lunch will be provided) but we do ask that you register by Wednesday 4th September by sending your details to Fr. Wong: email@example.com
Please pass this onto anyone else who might be interested in participating on the vocations day.
Thursday, 7pm 11th July Feast of St Benedict
Mass in the OSB Usage. Fr. James Baxter (OP) Homilist
Blessing of Benedictine Medals
(Please bring own medals and label them)
Blessing of those who are sick in mind, body and soul with the relic of the True Cross (Blessing of St.Maurus)
Tuesday, 6pm 16th July Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Investiture into the Brown Scapular after Mass
Conferral with the scapular indicates a special devotion and consecration to Mary. No one should undertake it who is not prepared to live in accordance with it. In the New Rite, “the short form of investing or conferral consists of a priest or deacon taking a blessed scapular and while placing it over their head reciting with the person any Marian prayer (e.g. Hail Mary, Memorare, Salve Regina)…” In the Old Rite, there are a few pertinent investiture formulae in the Rituale Romanum. No special daily practices are prescribed, though someone consecrated to Mary, of which the scapular is the external sign, should live chastely in accordance to their state in life. At MHM, the various devotions from the previous discipline are commutated to the daily Rosary.
Investing MUST be done with the cloth scapular. Those who wish to wear the medal can do so only after investment. The scapular blessing attaches to each subsequent scapular. A new blessing is NOT required. This is not true of the medal, each which must be blessed by a priest or deacon.
In your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of Georges Stanislas Komorowski, father of the Very Reverend Komorowski, General of the FSSP.
Peter’s Pence Collection: $553.90
No one over 18 years of age can serve nor sing in the choir/schola without having a valid Working With Children Check. It should be submitted to Fr Wong at least 3 days before the liturgy.
Bush Dance and Spit Roast Dinner: Saturday August 3rd, 6.30pm
You are invited to a Maternal Heart of Mary Parish Bush Dance and spit-roast dinner on Saturday 3rd August 2019 at 6.30pm. St.Michael the Archangel Parish Hall, 26 Margaret St. Belfield. (Non alcoholic beverages provided. BYO Alcohol)
ADULTS: $30 pre-purchase/$35 at door
STUDENTS: $20 pre-purchase/$25 at door
CHILDREN under 12 Free
Booking is essential for catering purposes
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20th July
Tickets can be pre-purchased by direct deposit to the Parish Account
A/c No: 10175002
Tickets also being sold after each Mass on Sundays.
For enquiries please contact
Kate: 0413 667 781
Lia: 0415 054 106
Boniface Hewson would like to thank everyone at MHM who have been so hospitable to him. He will be trying out his vocation with another traditional community and leaves July 2nd. Please keep him in your prayers.
July: Month of the Most Precious Blood
July 1st: Feast of the Most Precious Blood
7pm Sung Mass
Reminder that July is the Month of the Most Precious Blood. The Litany of the Most Precious Blood was promulgated by Blessed John XXIII on February 24th, 1960. The devotion to Jesus in His Most Precious Blood was first popularised by Saint Gaspar del Bufalo (1786-1837, Feast Dec. 28) who founded the Missioners of the Most Precious Blood. A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite this litany.
The Eucharistic Heart of Jesus
On November 9, 1921, Pope Benedict XV instituted the Feast of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus to be celebrated on the Thursday within the Octave of the Sacred Heart with a Proper Mass and Office. He wrote that “…the chief reason of this feast is to commemorate the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the mystery of the Eucharist. By this means the Church wishes more and more to excite the faithful to approach this sacred mystery with confidence, and to inflame their hearts with that divine charity which consumed the Sacred Heart of Jesus when in His infinite love He instituted the Most Holy Eucharist, wherein the Divine Heart guards and loves them by living with them, as they live and abide in Him. For in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist He offers and gives Himself to us as victim, companion, nourishment, viaticum, and pledge of our future glory…”