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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.

Notices Sunday 11th April, 2021

April 12, 2021

Mass on the 13th of April is at 7am as the FSSP priests are having a regional meeting.


On April 17th, the parish Mass is at 7.30am as we have confirmations at 9am.


Notices Sunday 28th March 2021

March 29, 2021

Holy Week Schedule

Maundy Thursday
7pm main Mass

Good Friday
9.30am Stations of the Cross
3pm Solemn Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified
7pm Tenebrae

Saturday Vigil: 7pm

Easter Sunday
7am
8.30am
10.30am
NO 4pm Mass


For 11th April (Low Sunday) the evening Mass is at 4.30pm as we will have Divine Mercy devotions from 3-4pm.


On 17th April the parish Mass is at 7.30am as we have Confirmations at 9am.


Please be advised that we still have to register to attend Mass even though there has been a relaxation of restrictions.


Good Friday: the usual Holy Land collection will be taken.


Notices Sunday 14th March 2021

March 14, 2021

Day of the Unborn Child
Sunday 21st March, 2021


Holy Week Schedule

Maundy Thursday
7pm Main Mass

Good Friday 
9.30am Stations of the Cross
3pm Solemn Liturgy of the Presanctified

Easter Sunday Vigil
9pm

Easter Sunday Masses
7am, 8.30am, 10.30am


Next week the piety stall will be opened for all the morning Masses.


Palm Sunday
Holy Land Stall will be opened. All proceeds will go towards the support of poor Christian families in the Holy Land.


Good Friday
The usual Holy Land collection will be taken.


Notices Sunday 7th March 2021

March 8, 2021

Parramatta Fund Raiser for a Church and Residence

Selection of Easter cookies available for order.


8th March

7am Low Mass: Ferial in Lent
7pm Mass: Mass of St.Thomas Aquinas
Old Dominican Rite
Father Reginald Chua (OP) former parishioner and schola member, recently ordained, will bestow 1st blessings.


Day of the Unborn Child, Sunday 21st March 2021

Day of the Unborn Child 2021


Notices Sunday 28th February 2021

March 1, 2021

Fr Mark Hagan (RIP)
Please be advised that Father Mark Hagan, a friend of our community from many years ago in its very earliest days died suddenly on Thursday of this week. He was a colleague of Fr Terence Mary Naughtin (OFM, Conv). He will be buried from Armadale where he was working in a capacity as a curate on Wednesday, 10 March.

Please pray for his repose.


First Mass

Fr Reginald (OP), recently ordained will be offering his thanksgiving Mass at MHM on the 8th of March, Monday at 7 pm in the Old Dominican Rite. It will be the Mass of St Thomas Aquinas. Father will impart 1st Blessings after Mass. He used to be a member of the Schola at MHM.


Confirmation.

There will be confirmation this year for children who are 10 years old and above on the 17th of April at 9 am. Please send in a request for confirmation as soon as possible to  mhmconfirmations@gmail.com


Indulgences

Those who make the Stations of the Cross will receive a Plenary Indulgence under the usual conditions.

A plenary indulgence is granted on each Friday of Lent and Passiontide to the faithful who, after Communion, piously recite the above prayer before an image of Christ crucified; on other days of the year the indulgence is partial.” — Enchiridion of Indulgences, No. 22

Prayer:

Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus, while before Thy face I humbly kneel, and with burning soul I pray and beseech Thee to fix deep in my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity, true contrition for my sins, and a firm purpose of amendment; while I contemplate with great love and tender pity Thy five wounds, pondering over them within me, having in mind the words which David Thy prophet said of Thee, my Jesus: “They have pierced my hands and my feet; they have numbered all my bones.”

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be for the Holy Father’s intentions.


Mass for your intentions

A Mass in the Syro-Malabar Rite will be offered for all the parishioners of MHM for a safe and grace-filled Lent.


Adult Education commences this Wednesday


Notices Sunday 21st February 2021

February 22, 2021

LENT

Unless it is a greater feast day, there are NO FLOWERS for the Church to reflect the penitential character of Lent.


The Chancery advises all parishes still need to observe the distancing and to register for Masses. There is also no congregational singing for the time being.


 We plan to have Confirmations on Saturday the 17th of April. Depending on the restrictions in place at that time, we plan to start at 9am. However if we cannot accommodate the number of confirmation attendees, we will have a second session on the same day. Please submit names today as we need to advise the Bishop.

Children above the age of ten and belonging to the parish may request for Confirmation. Please take a form that will be made available and send it back to us.


Notices Sunday 14th February 2021

February 15, 2021

We plan to have Confirmations on Saturday the 17th of April. Depending on the restrictions in place at that time, we plan to start at 9am. However if we cannot accommodate the number of confirmation attendees, we will have a second session on the same day.

Children above the age of ten and belonging to the parish may request for Confirmation. Please take a form that will be made available and send it back to us.


Ash Wednesday

Day of fast and abstinence
7am: Low Mass
5.45pm: Low Mass
7.00pm: Sung Mass


Notices Sunday 7th February 2021

February 9, 2021

We congratulate Noel Soarer who has received the major order of the subdiaconate.


Term for Holy Family Education starts this week.


Men’s Group will meet this week, on 9th of February.


We plan to have Confirmations this year either in April or May. Children above the age of ten and belong to the parish may request for Confirmation. Please take a form from the back of the church, complete and return it.