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 November 6th 2022

November 7, 2022

Courtyard Update

The courtyard upgrade is ultimately subject to council approval and with complex issues of heritage, legislation, local regulations and SVDP (common area), the process has consumed much time and cost.

At this stage of the process, the local council has ownership of the approval phase which can take some months due to the aforementioned complexities and which is outside of our control. Please pray that it will be approved soon.

Please be mindful of the uneven surfaces at all times and note that we have upgraded the surrounding area lighting to enhance safety for all. Care must be taken while going up and down the wooden ramps leading into the Church especially in wet weather.

Men’s Group

Men’s Group will be going out to dinner on Tuesday night, 8th November.

Location : Bar Italia 169 Norton St Leichhardt.
Time : 7:00 pm.

(Please note that Mass on Tuesday is cancelled.)

Requiem Mass for Late Peter Hanrahan

The family, servers and schola would like to observe the 1st Year Anniversary of the late Peter Hanrahan (long-time server at our parish) by having a Solemn Requiem Mass at 11 am on Saturday, 12th November.

Notices Sunday October 24th 2022

October 24, 2022

First Holy Communion

1st Holy Communion will take place on October 30th at the
10.30 am Mass.

Schedule for classes :
23rd Oct after 10.30 am Mass (Sunday)
29th Oct after 9.00 am Mass (Saturday) and 1st

Mass Intentions and Mass Stipends

A Mass stipend is a donation freely given for the sustenance of the priest as he offers the Mass for the person who requests the Mass. This must never be seen as a payment or fee. In most places, including the Archdiocese of Sydney, the stipend is set at $10 although the faithful can give more or less according to their free will.

Please do not give too many intentions to the priests as we can only usually offer 1 Mass a day except for Sundays and the main Mass is always offered “pro populo” – for all. With an ever growing parish, it is difficult to fulfil too many Mass requests from one individual as it would prevent others from having their Mass intentions being offered.

As the FSSP is an active congregation, the priests cannot offer a Gregorian Mass (30 consecutive Masses) for the departed. Only the monasteries are able to do that.

Notices Sunday October 16th 2022

October 19, 2022

All Souls Requiem Masses

6.30 am – 7.00 am : Low Mass
7.00am – 7.35 am: Low Mass
7.35 am – 8.15 am : Low Mass

3 pm – 3.35 pm : Low Mass
3.35 pm – 4.10 pm : Low Mass
4.10 pm – 4.35 pm : Low Mass

5.35 pm – 6.10 pm: :Low Mass
6.10 pm -6.45 pm : Low Mass
7 pm – 8.30 pm : Solemn Mass with
Absolution at Catafalque

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.

Children’s All Saints’ Celebration

Children (and adults!) dress as your favourite Saints in honour of All Saints after the 10.30 am Mass on 6 Nov on Church grounds. All children must be supervised by their parents.

We want to counter the culture of Halloween by honouring the Saints.

BYO Picnic lunch, Games, Costume Competition etc

If you need more information, contact Amanda at

Notices Sunday October 9th 2022

October 11, 2022

Feast of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

11th October 2022, 6pm Tuesday Low Mass
Transfered Solemnity
16th October Sunday 8.30am and 10.30am Masses (Mass of the Maternity of the BVM); 7am and 4pm Masses (19th Sunday after Pentecost)

Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday October 22nd.

For those at MHM Parish, schedule for classes: 9th October after 10.30am Mass, 15th October 12pm General Practice, 16th October after 10.30am Mass.

On the 22nd of October, Low Mass at 8am only.

First Holy Communion will take place on October 30th at the 10.30am Mass.
Schedule for classes: 23rd October after 10.30am Mass (Sunday); 29th October after 9am Mass (Saturday) 1st Confessions.

Young Professionals Upcoming Meeting

The St Francis de Sales Young Professionals Group will be meeting on October 15th at 6.30pm (please note the time change) followed by dinner in Leichhardt. In this meeting we will read a precious document from the early Church, a firsthand account of a courageous young woman who was martyred in the year 203. Please RSVP, ages 21-35 welcome. For questions, or to RSVP, email Rebekah Pospischil (details in bulletin).

As a community of baptised Catholics, we must always behave towards each other in a manner which shows we are enlivened by fraternal charity; we are brothers and sisters because God is the Father of us all. Accordingly, verbal, psychological and physical abuse will not be tolerated at Maternal Heart of Mary. We do not intimidate others nor use social media imprudently, nor fabricate stories about others. We want the Church to be a safe place for all. Serious matters may well give rise to legal action or may even be subject to police action.

Notices Sunday September 18th 2022

September 20, 2022

FSSP Parramatta Fundraising Dinner 5 Nov

The Parramatta apostolate will be hosting a fundraising dinner to raise money for their Church Building Fund.

The dinner will be held from 6:30pm on Saturday 5 Nov at the Blacktown Croatian Parish Hall, 70 Douglas Rd Blacktown.

Tickets for the three-course meal are $60pp and there is a $100 discount for a table of ten.

Please register at

Notices Sunday September 11th 2022

September 16, 2022

As a community we express our sorrow at the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. At the grief of her passing may we comfort one another and trust in God’s peace that surpasses all understanding. Let us give heartfelt thanks to God for the Queen’s long reign marked by dignity, grace and humble service motivated by her Christian faith. We pray that she may be enfolded in God’s Mercy and be granted eternal rest.


The parish is now beginning to prepare in earnest for the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday October 22nd.

If you have a child who is aged nine or over, who has not been confirmed and whom you would like to be confirmed, please email: by 20th of September.

We will then provide you with a link to complete the enrolment of your child/children.

First Holy Communion

1st Holy Communion will take place on October 30th at the 10.30 am Mass.

Please inform Fr Wong if you would like your child to make 1st Holy Communion.  The child would usually have had reached the age of reason (7 years old).

Please send request to under subject heading 1st Holy Communion.

Please include

Date of Birth:
Date of Baptism:
Church of Baptism:
Name of Father:
Name of Mother:
School attending:

If the child was not baptised at MHM, please send a copy of Baptismal Certificate.

Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary 2022

From Nov 9 – Dec 12, Fr Wallace will lead the 33 day preparation for the total consecration to Jesus through Mary.

Many have benefitted from last year’s consecration, by which they became loving slaves of Mary for the purpose of becoming closer to Jesus. This year the format of preparation will largely be the same. The talks will be slightly revised, and most of them will take place after the Saturday 9am Masses at MHM (they will also be broadcast on Youtube).

For those who are renewing their consecration and want to grow further in it, Fr Wallace will post special, supplementary talks on the FSSP Sydney Youtube page at

Those preparing for total consecration will need special books for the 33 day process (the same books as last year). If you would like to order a book, please email Fr Wallace at The price of each book will be no more than $15.

Please email Fr Wallace by September 25th with your order, or if you have questions.

Bush Dance

You are invited to a Bush Dance on Saturday 8th October, starting at approximately 6pm.

If anyone would like to contribute some salads, please speak to Kate.

Cost: Ticket prices are:
$25.00 adults, children under 12 years free;
$20.00 students and pensioners

Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, Homer Street Earlwood, but the entrance to the Parish Hall is by way of St James Avenue.

Parking: There is a small car park at the Parish Hall entrance but we would request that this be used only by those who have mobility difficulties or other reasons. There is a large Council car park approximately 100 metres further down St James Avenue, which will accommodate all.

The tickets can be booked via Try Booking:

Notices Sunday September 4th 2022

September 6, 2022

Procession of Our Lady of Fatima

Date: Saturday 15th October

Time: 3.30pm start time at St. Mary’s Cathedral, finishing in time for 6pm Mass at St.Patrick’s Church Hill

Duration: about 2.5 hours

Route: St. Mary’s Cathedral forecourt, Hyde Park, NSW Parliament House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Opera House, Opera Quays, Circular Quay and St. Patrick’s Church Hill.

Notices Sunday 28th August 2022

August 28, 2022

Migrant and Refugee Sunday

Let us pray for all migrants and refugees. The Migrant and Refugee Kit 2022 from the Archdiocese can be downloaded at:

Archdiocesan Ignite Conferences 2022

Thursday 29th September – Sunday 2nd October
Freeman College Bonnyrig
$100 discount available for first 50 young adults who register or volunteer from the Archdiocese of Sydney.
Email for the discount code.
Read more about the conference online: