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.
First Friday and First Saturday
First Friday and First Saturday occur this week.
Please pray for our parishioners Ben Richardson and Sophie Harris who will be married this Saturday afternoon (October 6th) at MHM.
Daylight Savings begins 7th October
The first Sunday of October (next Sunday, October 7th) is always the day when we switch to summer saving time, which means getting up one hour earlier.
Masses during renovations
The final Masses before the major repairs to Maternal Heart Church will be this coming Friday/Saturday/Sunday. Following this, Mon-Fri will be at the Lewisham nursing home chapel; Saturday at St Dominic’s, Flemington (9am); Sunday Masses starting from 14 Oct will be: 10am Low Mass at St Patrick’s, Summer Hill and 12pm Sung Mass at St Thomas Becket, Lewisham.
If you prefer an earlier Sunday Mass time, please remember that we also have 8am Low Mass at St Mark’s Church, Prospect.
Other Latin Mass Locations on Sundays
FSSP Parramatta: http://fssp-parra.org/
St. Michael’s Belfield: Sung Mass 10.45am, Low Mass every 4th Sunday of the month
St. Mary’s Cathedral: 12.15pm Sunday
Fundraising Appeal for our Seminarians
The latest Fundraising Appeal newsletter for the support of our seminarians is here
Please consider monthly contributions towards the support of our future priests. The formation of our seminarians depends greatly on your generosity!
Parish Dinner RSVP due September 30th, 2018
Please RSVP for the FSSP 30th Anniversary Celebration by THIS Sunday, 30th September 2018.
Bookings are essential and can be registered here
Details of the dinner can be found here
FSSP 30th Anniversary Celebration and Patronal Feastday of the Maternal Heart of Mary Church, Saturday 13th October 2018 at 6.30pm. Bookings Essential. Please see earlier notice here .
“Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, September 14th, are known as ‘Michaelmas Embertide’, and they come near the beginning of Autumn (September, October, November). The Lessons focus on the Old Covenant’s Day of Atonement and the fast of the seventh month…”
The Australian Bishops’ Conference (ACBC) decided, in accordance with paragraph 394 of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (2002), that the First Fridays of Autumn and Spring should be reserved as special days of prayer and penance. While all Fridays are days of penance with fast and abstinence, the ACBC has substituted other penitential practices such as prayer, self-denial and helping others.