Statue of our Lady

Notices

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.

Weekly Notices 17/3/2019

March 17, 2019

For those whose children are making their First Holy Communion at MHM on Low Sunday (Divine Mercy Sunday, the Sunday after Easter) please be advised that there will be classes for the children in Church 10 minutes after the completion of the 10.30am Mass on the following dates: March 17th, 24th, 31st, April 7th.


There will be Stations of the Cross after Friday Masses in Lent, except on 1st Fridays.


Day of the Unborn Child
Sunday 24 March 2019

Website: lifeandfamily.com.au
Surry Hills Monthly Pro-Life Procession and Prayer Vigil Every 3rd Saturday of the Month
(Please see fliers available at the church)
During this Lent, let us make atonement and pray for an end to abortion.


Weekly Notices 10/3/2019

March 13, 2019

The Carmelite Nuns would like to express their gratitude to the faithful for their donations and well wishes when they visited Maternal Heart of Mary Church last Sunday. Thank you very much for those who helped organise the event, for those who cooked and those who greeted all the visitors. Thank you for a memorable day!
The total amount of donations raised for Carmelite Nuns at MHM last Sunday was $6,655.15. May God reward your generosity!


For those whose children are making First Holy Communion at MHM on Low Sunday (Sunday After Easter i.e. Divine Mercy Sunday) please be advised that there will be classes for the children in Church 10 minutes after the completion of the 10.30 am Mass on the following dates:
March 17th , 24th , 31st , April 7th


Dr. Kwasniewski’s Australia Lecture Tour

March 13, 2019
 Dr. Kwasniewski’s Australia Lecture Tour

Saturday, April 6, 6:00 pm
Maternal Heart of Mary, Lewisham
“‘From the East to the West: A Defense of Ad Orientem Worship”

Sunday, April 7, 12:45 pm
12:45pm Talk at Maternal Heart of Mary, Lewisham
“The Roman Canon as Principle of Identity, Dogmatic Symbol, and Ritual Anchor”


Day of the Unborn Child

March 13, 2019
Day of the Unborn Child
Sunday 24 March 2019

Website: lifeandfamily.com.au
Surry Hills Monthly Pro-Life Procession and Prayer Vigil Every 3rd Saturday of the Month
(Please see fliers available at the church)
During this Lent, let us make atonement and pray for an end to abortion.


Weekly Notices 4/3/2019

March 4, 2019

MATERNAL HEART OF MARY CHURCH IS OFFICIALLY REOPENED
Welcome home to all our parishioners.
Thank you to all those who repaired, cleaned and decorated the Church. May God reward you.


* On Sunday March 3rd we respectfully welcomed

The Very Reverend Andrzej Komorowski (FSSP)
The Very Reverend Timothy Thorburn
Mother Mariam Joseph of Jesus Crucified (OCD)
Sr Francis Teresa a Jesu Hostia (OCD)
Sr Juana Teresa of Jesus (OCD)
Sr Maria of the Incarnation (OCD)


* All Fridays of the year except Solemnities are bound by the law of abstinence, while the law of fasting binds all Catholics who are aged between eighteen and sixty on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. In days of old, all the days of Lent except Sundays and 1st Class Feast days were days of abstinence.

* Wednesday Classes
There will be no Wednesday class on the 6th of March as it will be Ash Wednesday.


* Mass of the Holy Face
In 1958, through the instrumentality of Blessed Mother Maria Pierena de Michelis, Venerable Pius XII approved the Mass of the Holy Face for Shrove Tuesday as a means of reparation for own person sins, for the conversation of sinners and especially for the excesses of the Mardi Gras and blasphemy.


* We welcome all visitors to the Church. Please be advised that Communion is only given on the tongue in this Rite of Mass. We should try to maintain a spirit of reverence in the Church by avoiding unnecessary noise and talking. Mobile phones should be switched off as we are in a house of worship. As we are on sacred ground, we should be dressed appropriately out of respect for God.


* We thank Mr John Macaulay for his donation of 100 Latin/English red missals for the use of the Maternal Heart of Mary Church. Please do not remove from Church.


Return to MHM Church

February 24, 2019

Masses will recommence in the Maternal Heart of Mary Church with a Solemn Votive Mass of St. Joseph this Thursday 28th February at 7pm. Thank you to all the generous souls who came to clean and tidy up the Church in preparation for our return home.

Next Sunday March 3rd
The Official Re-opening of the Church will be next Sunday March 3rd. This is coinciding with the visit of the traditional Carmelite nuns en-route to found a new monastery in the Wilcannia-Forbes diocese, as well as Fr.Komorowski, Superior General of the FSSP.

We will have a BBQ, stalls and festivities to celebrate this joyous occasion.

As there will be extra priests at MHM next Sunday, there will be an extra Low Mass at 7.30am. Those who want an early start or want to avoid the crowds are most welcome to attend the earlier Masses.

For your greater convenience:

7.30am: Low Mass – Fr.Duncan Wong
8.30am: Low Mass – Very Rev.Monsignor Timothy Thorburn (Vicar for Religious Life in Lincoln NE and chaplain to the Carmelite Nuns at Valparaiso, NE)
10.30am: Solemn Mass – Very Rev Andrzej Komorowski FSSP (Superior General)


We welcome all visitors to the Church. Please be advised that Communion is only given on the tongue in this Rite of Mass. We should try to maintain a spirit of reverence in the Church by avoiding unnecessary noise and talking. Mobile phones should be switched off as we are in a house of worship. As we are on sacred ground, we should be dressed appropriately out of respect for God.


Wednesday Classes

February 24, 2019

Fr. Sypher will NOT be teaching Wednesday class this week. The following Wednesday, the 6th of March, is Ash Wednesday, so no classes will be held that evening.


Mass of the Holy Face, Tuesday March 5th, 6pm

February 24, 2019

In 1958, through the instrumentality of Blessed Mother Maria Pierena de Michelis, Venerable Pius XII approved the Mass of the Holy Face for Shrove Tuesday as a means of reparation for own personal sins, for the conversion of sinners and especially for the excesses of the Mardi Gras and blasphemy.