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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 March 1st, 2020

March 2, 2020

Wednesday Adult Education resumes this week.

No flowers during the period of Lent except on 1st class Feast days and Laetare Sunday.

Visit of the major relics of St.Therese, St.Louis and St.Zelie to MHM 12th March 3pm – 13th March 7am. The relics will stay overnight. We need volunteers who would keep prayerful vigil over the holy relics.

Piety stall will be open on the 15th of March.

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after the 1st week of Lent are the traditional Ember Days.
“On Ember Days the Church is accustomed to entreat the Lord for the various needs of humanity, especially for the fruits of the earth and for human labour, and to give thanks to Him publicly.(45)” (Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and the Calendar)

There will be Stations of the Cross after every Friday Mass with the exception of First Fridays when there is Eucharistic Adoration and the devotion to the Most Sacred Heart instead.

Notices for February 23rd, 2020

February 24, 2020

25th February: 7.00 to 9.00 pm. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to make atonement for carnival. At 7pm there will be the Holy Rosary, followed by the Litany of the Most Precious Blood and then silent Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

Every person 14 years or older must abstain from meat (and items made with meat) on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Every person between the age of 19 and 59 (beginning of 60th year) must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

26th February, Ash Wednesday: 7am Low Mass, 7pm Sung Mass.

Visit of St Therese, St Louis and St Zelie to MHM: 12th March 3pm – 13th March 7am

Notices for February 16th, 2020

February 16, 2020

13th -22nd February: Novena of St Peter
Solemn High Mass, 22nd February, Saturday 9am

By concession of the Holy See, the Chair of St Peter is celebrated as a 1st Class Feast in the FSSP apostolate. By a decree of the Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary, dated June 7, 2008. A Plenary Indulgence is granted under the usual conditions to members of the Confraternity of St Peter.

Every person 14 years or older must abstain from meat (and items made with meat) on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Every person between the age of 19 and 59 (beginning of 60th year) must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

24th of March – No Morning Mass. Low Mass at 6pm. Votive Mass of the Holy Face.

The family of the late Wanda Kwan would like to thank all those who came to assist at the Holy Liturgy and also assisting with hospitality. Thank you to those who came for the Rosary wake.

Notices for February 9th, 2020

February 9, 2020

For those who did not get any beeswax candles, there are some blessed candles available at the back of the church.

Miss Wanda Kwan’s Requiem Mass will be offered on the 15th of February, Saturday, at 9am. Please pray for her soul. Rosary before Mass.

Polding Walk
14th of March, 2020, organised by Ronan Reilly. Please see noticeboard for more information.

Day of the Unborn Child
Sunday 29th March, 2020. 10.30am Mass St.Mary’s Cathedral, 12noon Angelus followed by prayerful street procession led by Archbishop Fisher, Bishop Umbers and Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay. 1.30pm Benediction at St.Mary’s Cathedral.

Notices for February 2nd, 2020

February 5, 2020

This year, the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday falls on the Feast of St.Matthias. This is a second class Feast and as such must be celebrated under liturgical law. The Votive Mass of the Holy Face will be offered on Monday the 24th of February instead. On Shrove Tuesday there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 7pm – 9pm in honour of the 3 Hours of Our Lord on the Cross, to make reparation for sin.

Every person 14 years or older must abstain from meat (and items made with meat) on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Every person between the age of 18 and 59 (beginning of 60th year) must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

Novena of St.Peter 13th February

February 5, 2020

Intentions: needs of all parishioners of MHM, integrity of our Faith and for the needs of the Church in Australia.

Holy Family Education

February 5, 2020

Holy Family Education for children will resume this week, starting on Friday February 7th, 2020.

BBQ and Piety Stall next week

January 27, 2020

Following High Mass next Sunday, February 2nd, there will be a BBQ. The piety stall will also be open.