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.
Fundraising Appeal for Support of our Seminarians
Please see our Latest Fundraising Appeal Newsletter and prayerfully consider making monthly contributions towards the support of our Seminarians. May God bless your generosity.
Church Restoration Work
As you know, we have been planning for the restoration work on the church for the past two years. We expect to be able to start this work next month (October 2018). Once everything is confirmed, we will announce temporary Mass times and locations for the work period.
Upcoming Feast Days
14th September: Feast of the Holy Cross
7pm Solemn Mass followed by benediction with the relic of the True Cross.
15th September: Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
Rosary of the Seven Dolours at 8.30am before 9am Mass.
FSSP 30th Anniversary Dinner Celebration
Celebration and Patronal Feast day of the Maternal Heart of Mary Church on Saturday, 13th October 2018 at 6.30pm, St. Michael the Archangel Parish Hall, 26 Margaret Street, Belfield. Fully catered buffet-dinner. (Non-alcoholic beverages provided. BYO alcohol.) Booking is essential for catering purposes. Please RSVP by 30th September 2018. Onsite and street parking is available. The hall is behind the church – access to the hall is on the right hand side of the church.
Please RSVP using this form:
or mail to email@example.com
Suggested donation for the evening:
Adults (over 12 years) $15
Children (ages 5-12) $8
Children under 5 yrs FREE
For those who are going through a difficult financial period, any small donation will suffice. The parish will subsidise the dinner.
For enquiries please contact:
Teresa 0413 041 930
Lia 0415 054 106
Feast of the Holy Cross: Friday, September 14th, 2018
7pm Solemn Mass followed by Benediction with the relic of the True Cross.
Seven Sorrows of Our Lady
Promises Made to Our Lady to St. Bridget to those who meditate on her Seven Sorrows:
- “I will grant peace to their families.”
- “They will be enlightened about the Divine Mysteries.”
- “I will console them in their pains and I will accompany them in their work.”
- “I will give them as much as they ask for, as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my Divine Son or the sanctification of their souls.”
- “I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.”
- “I will visibly help them at the moment of their death. They will see the face of their Mother.”
- “I have obtained this grace from my Divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolours, will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son and I will be their eternal consolation and joy.”
If you are new to the parish or you have never registered as a parishioner, you can download the form here, or from under the “Resources” tab on this page.
Friday 31st August: Blessed Water and Candles in honour of St.Raymond Nonnatus
“St. Raymond’s mother died while in labour with him, and he survived only when his uncle made an incision in his mother’s body and pulled him out. Because of his extraordinary birth, he is considered the special patron of childbirth, midwives and pregnant women.”
In the Rituale Romanum, there is the blessing of water and candles for the ill, especially those who have problems conceiving and those who have difficult pregnancies.