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 for February 2nd, 2020
This year, the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday falls on the Feast of St.Matthias. This is a second class Feast and as such must be celebrated under liturgical law. The Votive Mass of the Holy Face will be offered on Monday the 24th of February instead. On Shrove Tuesday there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 7pm – 9pm in honour of the 3 Hours of Our Lord on the Cross, to make reparation for sin.
Every person 14 years or older must abstain from meat (and items made with meat) on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Every person between the age of 18 and 59 (beginning of 60th year) must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
Novena of St.Peter 13th February
Intentions: needs of all parishioners of MHM, integrity of our Faith and for the needs of the Church in Australia.
Holy Family Education
Holy Family Education for children will resume this week, starting on Friday February 7th, 2020.
BBQ and Piety Stall next week
Following High Mass next Sunday, February 2nd, there will be a BBQ. The piety stall will also be open.
This year Candlemas will fall on Sunday. The rubrics require the blessing of candles to be done in conjunction with the procession (which will occur at the 10.30am Mass). If you are not attending the High Mass but wish to have candles blessed, please present them in a dignified way, clearly marked with your name so that you can retrieve them the following week.
Holy Family Education for children will resume Friday 7th February 2020
Adult Education will resume Wednesday 4th March 2020.
Following the 6pm Theology class, Mr Peter Kalina will be giving Latin classes at 7:15pm. These classes are for beginners and do not require prior studies. Cost of materials is $20.
The University of Sydney Continuing Education offers a number of Latin courses available for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.
alternately phone (02) 8627 6700
Christmas Drought Appeal
Thank you to all who responded so generously to the Christmas drought collection. The total amount raised by our parish appeal was $6266.80. This will be forwarded for distribution through the diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes.
FSSP Retreats for 2020
Preached by Fr. Adrian Wee FSSP
Men’s Retreat: The Passion of Christ 25th-29th March 2020
Women’s Retreat: Devotion to Mary 14th-18th September 2020
at Hartzer Park, Bowral NSW
See leaflets at the Church for more information