Maternal Heart of Mary Statue

Notices

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.

July: Month of the Most Precious Blood

July 1, 2019

July 1st: Feast of the Most Precious Blood
7pm Sung Mass

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 24th, 1960. The devotion to Jesus in His Most Precious Blood was first popularised by Saint 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 Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

On November 9, 1921, Pope Benedict XV instituted the Feast of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus to be celebrated on the Thursday within the Octave of the Sacred Heart with a Proper Mass and Office. He wrote that “…the chief reason of this feast is to commemorate the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the mystery of the Eucharist. By this means the Church wishes more and more to excite the faithful to approach this sacred mystery with confidence, and to inflame their hearts with that divine charity which consumed the Sacred Heart of Jesus when in His infinite love He instituted the Most Holy Eucharist, wherein the Divine Heart guards and loves them by living with them, as they live and abide in Him. For in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist He offers and gives Himself to us as victim, companion, nourishment, viaticum, and pledge of our future glory…”


External Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul

June 25, 2019

The External Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul will be celebrated 30th June Sunday for both Masses.


Bush Dance and Spit Roast Dinner August 3rd 2019

June 25, 2019

You are invited to a Maternal Heart of Mary Parish Bush Dance and spit-roast dinner on Saturday 3rd August 2019 at 6.30pm. St.Michael the Archangel Parish Hall, 26 Margaret St. Belfield. (Non alcoholic beverages provided. BYO Alcohol)

ADULTS: $30 pre-purchase/$35 at door
STUDENTS: $20 pre-purchase/$25 at door
CHILDREN under 12 Free

Booking is essential for catering purposes
RSVP to mhmevents@fssp.net by 20th July

Tickets can be pre-purchased by direct deposit to the Parish Account

BSB 062784
A/c No: 10175002
Reference: Dance-surname

Tickets also being sold after each Mass on Sundays.

For enquiries please contact
Kate: 0413 667 781
Lia: 0415 054 106

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Upcoming Feast: Corpus Christi

June 17, 2019

Feast of Corpus Christi
Thursday 20th June: Sung Mass 7pm

Votive Mass of the Blessed Sacrament and Procession
10.30am Sunday 23rd June (2nd Mass only)

A special plenary indulgence is available for Corpus Christi
Grant #7.1.3
Eucharistic Adoration and Procession
Plenary Indulgence
The faithful who piously participate in solemn Eucharistic procession, either inside or outside of a Church, especially on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, may receive a plenary indulgence. A partial indulgence is granted for visiting the Blessed Sacrament for adoration or for offering any approved prayer to Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament.


External Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul

June 17, 2019

Sunday, 30th of June, both Masses will celebrate the External Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul.


Bush Dance and Spit Roast Dinner

June 17, 2019

You are invited to a Maternal Heart of Mary Parish Bush Dance and spit-roast dinner on Saturday 3rd August 2019 at 6.30pm. St.Michael the Archangel Parish Hall, 26 Margaret St. Belfield. (Non alcoholic beverages provided)

ADULTS: $30 pre-purchase/$35 at door
STUDENTS: $20 pre-purchase/$25 at door
CHILDREN under 12 Free

Booking is essential for catering purposes
RSVP to mhmevents@fssp.net by 20th July

Tickets can be pre-purchased by direct deposit to the Parish Account

BSB 062784
A/c No: 10175002
Reference: Dance-surname

For enquiries please contact
Kate: 0413 667 781
Lia: 0415 054 106


Ember Days this Week

June 10, 2019

This week is Ember Week on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

“Four times a year, the Church sets aside three days to focus on God through His marvellous creation. These quarterly periods take place around the beginnings of the four natural seasons that ‘like some virgins dancing in a circle, succeed one another with the happiest harmony,’ as St.John Chysostom wrote…these times are spent fasting and partially abstaining (voluntary since the new Code of Canon Law) in penance and with the intention of thanking God for the gifts he gives us in nature and beseeching Him for the discipline to use them in moderation. The fasts, known as Jejunia quatuor temporum or the fast of the four seasons are rooted in Old Testament practices of fasting four times a year…Now in addition to the penitential fasting and alms giving of this time, it is good to consider our stewardship of the earth, a responsibility God gave us in the Garden of Eden, as recorded in Genesis 1:28-30…Because of the days’ focus on nature, they are also traditional time for women to pray for children and safe deliveries…As an aside, the Japanese style of cooking foods in a light batter – tempura – derives from Spanish priests in Nagasaki, Japan who wanted a tasty way to eat vegetables and seafoods so they could avoid eating meat on Ember Days – the Quatuor Tempora…”

(Source- Excerpt taken from Fisheaters.com)


Month of the Sacred Heart

June 10, 2019

For the month of the Sacred Heart you may make the Personal Act of Consecration according to St.Margaret Mary Alaqoque. These cards will be placed at the feet of the Sacred Heart statue and the names inscribed prayed for the whole month of June. A Novena of Masses will be offered for all the parishioners of MHM for 9 days that will commence on the 28th of June.

Corpus Christi Procession

We will have a Eucharistic Procession after the second Mass on the 23rd of June.