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 January 31 2021
Piety stall will open for the morning Masses next week.
Notices Sunday 24th January 2021
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mr John Popplewell, father of Fr Popplewell, who passed away recently. Please pray for Fr Barry Swift who passed away a few days ago. He used to assist at Confessions and singing of the Passion.
We have plans for Confirmations this year either in April or May. Children above the age of ten and belong to the parish may request Confirmation. Please take a form from the Church and send it back to us.
2nd February Feast of the Purification of Our Lady
You can bring candles for blessing. Ideally they should have some percentage of beeswax.
Please put your name on them.
Men’s group will not meet on the 2nd of Feb due to the Feastday, but will meet on the 9th of Feb instead.
Fr Wong will be away on retreat from 25 Jan – 30 Jan. On the way back he will assist at the funeral of Fr Popplewell’s father in Canberra.
Notices Sunday 17th January 2021
2nd February, Feast of the Purification of Our Lady
You can bring candles for blessing. Please put your name on them. Ideally they should have some percentage of beeswax but natural waxes can be used also.
Notices Sunday 27th Dec 2020
5th January, Great Blessing of Epiphany Water
Please bring your containers of water. The lip of the container should be large enough for the priest to insert the exorcised salt.
6th January, Blessing of Chalk, gold, incense and myrrh
Notices Sunday 20th December, 2020
27th December: Sunday in the Octave of the Nativity
Blessing of Wine after Mass in honour of St. John the Apostle who was preserved from the effects of poisoned wine. Please bring some wine for blessing, if you desire.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mr Peter Monaghan. He assisted the Fraternity of St.Peter when we were established in Australia. He received all the Sacraments.
Please be advised that when you are sick with cold or flu symptoms, please stay at home to protect the elderly and those undergoing medical treatment. If the priests get sick, it will impact on our work at hospitals and nursing homes. Thank you for your understanding.
Notices Sunday 13th December, 2020
Fr. Peter Guy would like to thank all those who donated the items for the hampers.
(16th, 18th, 19th December 2020)
Traditionally Ember Days were the days of fasting and abstinence as a means of thanksgiving and also to beg God’s blessings on the people and the land.
Christmas Eve was also traditionally a day of abstinence until the Midnight Mass. Let us use these special days to make reparation for sins and to beg of God’s abundance of blessing.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Maura Piney who passes away recently.
Please pray for Maria who has just undergone a complicated medical procedure.
Notices Sunday 22nd November 2020
Fr. Peter Guy is organising Christmas hampers for the homeless poor. Simplicity Funerals is assisting him with this initiative. They are looking for non-perishable food items. If you want to donate some clothes, you may do so also but fold them neatly. The pick up will take place at the 2nd Sunday of Advent.
12th December, 5am, Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Christmas Liturgical Schedule
Christmas Vigil (Purple-Penitential) Low Mass: 6pm
Christmas Matins: 8pm
Midnight Mass (Solemn): 11.50pm
Midnight Mass (Low): Immediately after Solemn Mass
Dawn Mass (Sung): 5am
Dawn Mass (Low): 6.45am
Low Day Mass (Low): 8am
Day Mass (Solemn): 9.30am
Notices Sunday 15th November 2020
Fr.Peter Guy is organising Christmas hampers for the homeless poor. Simplicity Funerals is assisting him with this initiative. They are looking for non-perishable food items. If you want to donate some clothes, you do so also but fold them neatly. The pick up will happen at the 2nd Sunday of Advent.
We welcome everyone to attend the liturgy and receive the Sacraments in the traditional form, but that freedom does not include the right to impose personal views on those who have come to this Church to worship in the legitimate tradition of the Church. Imposing personal views includes handing out religious leaflets or literature. This is prohibited, except with the prior permission of the parish priest.
It is the duty of all Catholics, whether parishioners or visitors, to cherish and safeguard the purity of the teachings of the Catholic faith. Accordingly, promoting unapproved seers or espousing heretical opinions is not permitted and will not be tolerated. Any attempt by any person to impose their will on others, by pressure, psychological manipulation, distributing unapproved material, or in any other way is strictly forbidden.