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 August 21st 2022
The St. Francis de Sales Young Professionals Group will meet next on August 27th. The group seeks to form Catholic friendships and grow in holiness while living in this modern world. Catholics aged 21-35 are invited to attend.
It is time for a few of our volunteers to register for the online safeguarding course. It has to be taken every 3 years. Please sign up for the on-line safeguarding course if you are notified by email. Currently Mrs Tien Rofe is our acting PSSO whilst the new PSSO is being trained.
Parents are reminded that children should be supervised and accompanied by an adult when they go to the bathroom. Please close the entrance gate at West St after you exit as it is a security risk for the refuge and for our little children running on to the road.
Notices Sunday July 31st
The Bishop’s Blend Breakfast
Looking to network with other young Catholic professionals and learn how to live your faith in the workplace? Then join Bishop Richard Umbers, Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney on Monday 8th August at 7am at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney for the Bishop’s Blend Breakfast for Young Professionals. Online booking is essential. For more information and to purchase tickets go to https://sydneycatholic.eventsair.com/the-bishops-blend/tbbx/Site/Register or contact at email@example.com
This group will be meeting on Tuesday 2nd August after the 6pm Mass. See Mr John Gresser for more details.
Please do not double park or impede traffic flow on Charles O’Neil Way esp at the narrow junction as ambulances and the fire brigade have to be able to reach Lewisham nursing home in the event on an emergency.
Notices Sunday July 24th 2022
Parish Renewal Conference
Dr Hahn, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP and a stellar array of speakers will address Sydney’s faithful at the upcoming Parish Renewal Conference. Join us as Dr Hahn, a convert from evangelical Christianity, explores the perennial call to be Evangelising Catholics in the midst of A Culture in Need of the Gospel. Register at www.gomakedisciples.org.au/prc22
St Mary’s Cathedral Precinct
Friday 19th August, 6-9pm and
Saturday 20th August, 9am-5.15pm
$25 per person for parishioners in the Archdiocese of Sydney
Notices Sunday 17th July 2022
The St Francis de Sales Young Professionals Group will meet next on July 30th. The group seeks to form Catholic friendships and grow in holiness while living in this modern world. Catholics aged 21-35 are invited to attend. Please RSVP with the QR code in the bulletin or email Rebekah Pospischil at firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter’s Pence Collection
A record of appreciation to all those generous souls who helped in the Philosophy Camp, 2022.
Notices Sunday July 10th 2022
Fr. Adrian Wee will be preaching a retreat for men at Bowral from Friday 26th to Tuesday 30th August. The theme of the retreat will be “Journey to God with St. Bernard of Clairvaux”. You can make a booking or obtain more information by contacting Fr. Wee at email@example.com
We have Sung Vespers with Benediction every Last Sunday of the Month. Compline after the Thursday Mass will resume again if Mass finishes before 8.30pm and if there are no liturgical events or practices after Mass.
On the 11th of July there will be no no morning Mass. We will have the Feast of Translation of the relics of St Benedict at 7pm and the blessing of St Benedict’s medal. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 6pm.
Fr. Boyce would like to thank all those who organised, cooked and served the lunch for his annivesary celebration last week and those who stayed back to take down the tents and clean up. Thank you.
The collection pouches are on long sticks. Please be very careful during collection time for the moment. Fr. Wong is in the process of ordering safer collection baskets.
Notices Sunday June 26th 2022
This group will begin meeting again, starting on Tuesday 5th July after the 6pm evening Mass. See Mr.John Gresser for more details.
Fr.Adrian Wee FSSP will be preaching a retreat for men at Bowral from Friday 26th to Tuesday 30th August. The theme of the retreat will be “Journey to God with St Bernard of Clairvaux”. You can make a booking or obtain more information by contacting Fr Wee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder that July is the Month of the Most Precious Blood. The Litany of the Most Precious Blood was promulgated by Blessed John XXIII on February 24, 1960. The devotion to Our Lord in His Most Precious Blood was first popularised by St Gaspar del Bufalo (1786-1837, feast Dec 28) who founded the Missioners of the Most Precious Blood. A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite this litany.
The Helpers of God’s Precious Infants is a small faithful group of Catholics who hold peaceful prayer vigils outside Parliament House each Tuesday for an end to abortion. Prayer vigils held from 10.30am until 11.30am each Tuesday. The legislation prohibiting prayer and counsel outside abortion mills in 2018 specifically allowed for “protests” outside NSW Parliament House. Please contact Mr.Paul Hanrahan for more information. All welcome.
Notices Sunday June 12th 2022
16th June, Thursday, Corpus Christi 7pm Mass
19th June, Sunday, External Solemnity, Corpus Christi 10.30am Mass with procession at MHM.
All other Masses will be the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost.
City Public Eucharistic Procession
Festivities begin at Martin Place, 1.30pm.
The Procession begins at 2.30pm sharp from the corner of Martin Place and Pitt Street.
The St.Francis de Sales Young Professionals Group
This group promotes Catholic friendships and holiness amidst this world, will meet again on June 25th. Details and RSVP by emailing Rebekah Pospischil (email@example.com)
Donations over $2 are tax deductible
Notices Sunday June 5th 2022
FSSP Social Dinner
Saturday, July 9th from 5pm.
Renaissance Westella Function Centre in Lidcombe.
All enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
To book your ticket https://tinyurl.com/FSSP-Dinner
Mrs Aubynne Phillips (RIP)
The family of Mrs Phillips would like to thank all those who helped serve and chant the liturgy for the late Mrs Aubynne Phillips. Thank you for those who visited Mrs Phillips when she was in the nursing home.