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 Sunday 9th January 2022
We have been advised that QR codes are still necessary for churches. If you can do QR codes, you can just sign in manually so I can contact you if anyone falls sick. The government of NSW has mandated the use of masks in enclosed spaces.
If you have mild cold or flu symptoms, please stay at home
To chalk the lintels of your homes, inscribe with the blessed chalk
20 + C + B + M + 22
Caspar, Balthasar and Melchior are the traditional names of the Three Wise Men.
Fr Komorowski, the Superior General of the FSSP, has directed that we offer a public Mass in union with all the FSSP apostolates all over the world for the FSSP and also the preservation of the traditional Mass. The first of these Masses will be offered at 10:30am on Sunday January 9th, 2022. He has also asked that we organise a Novena in preparation for the Concecration of the FSSP to the Immaculate Heart of Mary from Feb 2 – Feb 11. The Solemn Act of Concecration is set for Feb 11, The Feast of the Apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes. If possible, we will pray the Litany of Our Lady of Loretto before Mass begins.
Notices Sunday 5th December 2021
Changes to Mass Schedule
Thursday morning Mass has been discontinued as many prefer to come to the evening Mass because of Adoration.
The 2pm Sunday Mass will be discontinued after December 15th.
We plan to have something small for the children on Gaudete Sunday. St. Nicholas hopes to come for a visit. This activity will take place immediately after the 10.30am Mass.
Rorate Mass 11th December 5 am
Notices Sunday 21st November 2021
Changes to Mass Schedule
We will be discontinuing the Thursday morning Mass as from next week as there are fewer people attending now. We had 25 just after the restrictions but it has gone down to just 7 now.
The Sunday 2pm Mass will continue until December 15 (when more restrictions will be lifted) that will include:
Nov 28th, Dec 5th, Dec 12th
unless this Mass fills up also to capacity but the numbers at the 2pm slot are starting to go down.
You may have your own personal convictions about practices or customs that do not pertain to the essence of the Catholic Faith, but please be advised that entry to the Church is on the condition that you do not seek to impose those convictions on others, or engage in any kind of bullying or aggressive behaviour, whether within the Church building or outside in the courtyard. Thank you.
The Church was broken into on Thursday the 18th of November. Nothing was stolen but the vestry door has been damaged. Please have your belongings with you when you come up for Holy Communion.
All the faithful departed whom you have enrolled in the Novena of Masses are being prayed for in the Masses and commemorated at the Memento of the Dead at the daily of every priest stationed at Maternal Heart of Mary Church.
The Hanrahan family would like to express their gratitude for all your support during this difficult time.
We plan to have something small for the children on Gaudete Sunday. Saint Nicholas hopes to come for a visit. This activity will take place immediately after the 10.30am Mass.
We express our condolence to Louis Calleja and his family at the loss of his father Frank Calleja who entered eternity int he afternoon of the 20th of November. He received extreme unction and the necessary prayers for the dying.
The Vatican has extended the possibility of obtaining the plenary indulgence for the Souls of the Faithful Departed until the end of November.
One can obtain a plenary indulgence for the souls in Purgatory by visiting a church or an oratory or consecrated Catholic cemetery and reciting an Our Father and a Hail Mary.
A plenary indulgence remits all temporal punishment due to sin. It must always be accompanied by a full detachment from sin.
A Catholic who wishes to obtain a plenary indulgence must also fulfil the ordinary conditions of an indulgence, which are sacramental confession, reception of the Eucharist and prayer for the Pope’s intentions.
With the decree for pandemic conditions, those who cannot leave home, such as the sick and the elderly, can still obtain an indulgence by reciting prayers for the deceased before an image of Our Lord or the Virgin Mary. They can also offer Lauds and Vespers of the Dead, The Rosary and the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy. They can offer their own sufferings to God whilst spiritually uniting themselves to other Catholics, be completely detached from sin, and have the intention of fulfilling the ordinary conditions as soon as possible.
Feast of Christ the King, Sunday 31st October 2021
Consecration to Our Lady
For those who have joined the consecration to Our Lady, know that the first talk will be this Wednesday. If you haven’t picked up your book yet, please do so soon. The schedule of talks is below. Each talk will be delivered at Maternal Heart AND uploaded to our YouTube channel afterwards. Please contact Fr.Wallace if you have any questions: email@example.com
- Wed Nov 3rd at 6.15pm Intro to Consecration and Preparation Process
- Tues Nov 9th after 6pm Mass Renunciation of the world
- Fri Nov 12th after 6.15pm Mass Life of St Louis de Montfort
- Fri Nov 19th after 6.15pm Mass Knowledge of Self
- Fri Nov 26th after 6.15pm Mass Knowledge of Mary
- Fri Dec 3rd after 7pm Sung Mass Knowledge of Jesus
- Fri Dec 10th after 6.15pm Mass Examination of Consecration Prayer
A Plenary Indulgence, applicable only to the souls in purgatory, is granted to the faithful who:
- on any and each day from November 1 to 8, devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, if only mentally, for the departed.
- on All Souls’ Day (or, according to the judgment of the ordinary, on the Sunday preceding or following it, or on the solemnity of All Saints), devoutly visit a church or an oratory and recite an Our Father and the Creed
All Souls Requiem Masses
6:30am Low Mass
7:00am Low Mass
7:35am Low Mass
3:00pm Low Mass
3:35pm Low Mass
4:10pm Low Mass
5:35pm Low Mass
6:10pm Low Mass
7:00pm Sung Mass
Please be reminded that under the current Code of Canon Law (1983), Communion can be only received twice if we attend both Masses in their entirety.
Annual Mass for the departed and benefactors of our Community will be on the Thursday after All Souls’ Day
Special Notice in Regards to the Publication of the Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes
Notices Sunday 20th June 2021
A parish social event for adults is being organised for Saturday August 7th. The dinner will be held at The Renaissance in Lidcombe and will be open to adults from the parish. Later in the year we will have a general parish event open to all including children. To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to Fr. Gilbride.
As Fr. Wong and Fr. Gilbride will be attending the ordination Mass at Auckland, New Zealand, Fr. Sypher will take the parish Masses from July 1st to July 3rd. Only one Mass for July 1st.
2021 Australian Catholic Students Association National Conference will be held July 16-18 at the Benedict XVI Retreat Centre in Grose Vale. It has a particular emphasis on the Catholic intellectual life and on solemn liturgy.
This week is the last week of term for Holy Family Education and Wed Adult Education. Classes will recess for two weeks.
Notices Sunday 13th June 2021
When Rev. Boyce returns from New Zealand in August, he will be appointed assistant priest at MHM. He will be joined by Fr. Richard Wallace FSSP. Together the priests will assist Fr. Wong with the new class of seminarians starting in August. Fr. Gilbride will be transferred to assist Fr. Sypher at our Parramatta apostolate. While we will still see Fr. Gilbride from time to time, we wish to thank him for all his contribution to parish life.
A parish social event for adults is being organised for Saturday August 7th. The dinner will be held at The Renaissance in Lidcombe and will be open to adults from the parish. Later in the year we will have a general parish event open to all including children. To register, please email: email@example.com or speak to Fr. Gilbride.
2021 Australian Catholic Students Association National Conference
July 16-18 at the Benedict XVI Retreat Centre in Grose Vale.
It has a particular emphasis on the Catholic intellectual life and on solemn liturgy.