Maternal Heart of Mary Statue


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 6th June 2021

June 8, 2021

Safety Notice

The Church undertook a risk assessment of the Chapel and grounds on 20th September 2020. Health and Safety considerations necessitated some restrictions on access to certain areas being imposed, and with notices to that effect posted, all for the care and protection of parishioners and others present. Particular care should be taken in the courtyard and around the fountain. Your acceptance of this situation and your compliance with the notices posted is appreciated.

More information on the approved Eucharistic Miracle mentioned in Fr.Gilbride’s homily can be found at

Please try to make space for more people to be able to sit on the pews during Mass. Courtesy should be observed by all.

Notices Sunday 30th May, 2021

June 1, 2021

Sung Requiem Mass for Sr Bede will take place on 2nd of June at 7pm.

Mothers’ Day Raffle Winners

1st Prize: Bennet Pilkington (Diamond Ring)
2nd Prize: Ruby Masson (French Champagne & Chocolates)
3rd Prize: Carmen Ford (Pamper Hamper)
4th Prize: Carmen Ford (T2 Gift Pack)
5th Prize: Meri Matos ($50 Piety Stall Voucher)
6th Prize: Matthew Powell (Mantilla by Zelie’s Sewing Studio)

Total raised towards the FSSP Parramatta Building Fund = $4,053.50

Thank you and God reward you.

Notices Sunday 23rd May, 2021

May 23, 2021

Pentecost Sunday
A plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful who devoutly assist either at the recitation or solemn singing of the Veni Creator, either on the first day of the year to implore divine assistance for the course of the whole year, or on the solemnity of Pentecost. (Manual of Indulgences, 26, 1, 1)

Of your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Bede, who passed away on the 20th of May. She received Extreme Unction before she died.
Sister Bede (RSJ) was one of the original teachers at Holy Family Education, alongside Sr Maur Woodbury (SM). Please pray for the repose of her soul.

Sung Vespers will take place after the 4pm Mass (around 5.15pm) on Trinity Sunday, 30th May.

Notices Sunday 2nd May, 2021

May 2, 2021

You are most welcome to Fr.Sypher’s 10th Ordination Anniversary with 7pm High Mass on Thursday 6th May at Maternal Heart of Mary Church. This will be followed by a Courtyard Supper. You are welcome to bring a plate to share.

Mothers’ Day Stalls

Next Week!
Raffle to be drawn after 10.30am Mass!
Piety Stall
Book Sale
Cake stall (grateful for donations cakes/slices to sell)
Mothers’ Day gifts

Finding of the Holy Cross, 3rd May, 7pm Sung Mass.

Men’s Group meeting on 4th May

Please remember to register for Mass either online or with the QR code.

Notices Sunday 18th April, 2021

April 19, 2021

We would like to thank all those who assisted at the Confirmation ceremony on Saturday, especially those who prepared the material requirements for the ceremony, the servers and the schola members. We thank Most Rev. Richard Umbers who was the confirming prelate. Congratulations to the confirmands and their families.

A reminder that children have to be supervised especially after Mass and around the fountain area.

Please keep the gate of the SVDP locked after using it on Sundays.

Mother’s Day Raffle

(to be drawn on Sunday, 9th May after 10.30am Mass)

First Prize: 18ct Gold Diamond Ring (approx. value $1600)
Second Prize: Moet & Chandon Champagne with chocolates
Third Prize: Pamper Hamper
Fourth Prize: T2 Gift Pack
Fifth Prize: $50 Piety Stall Voucher
Sixth Prize: Mantilla by Zelie’s Sewing Studio

Tickets: $4 each for 6 for $20
All Proceeds to the FSSP Parramatta “Building Fund”

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
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

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.