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.
Upcoming Feast: Corpus Christi
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
Eucharistic Adoration and Procession
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
Sunday, 30th of June, both Masses will celebrate the External Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul.
Bush Dance and Spit Roast Dinner
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 email@example.com by 20th July
Tickets can be pre-purchased by direct deposit to the Parish Account
A/c No: 10175002
For enquiries please contact
Kate: 0413 667 781
Lia: 0415 054 106
Ember Days this Week
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
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.
Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul
On the 30th of June, the second Mass will be the Mass of the External Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul.
Rev. Mr. Gilbride (FSSP) would like to thank everyone for their prayers on the occasion of his diaconal ordination.
New Superior General of the Southern Cross Region
Fr.Komorowski, the Superior General of the FSSP, this week appointed Fr.Michael McCaffrey FSSP as the new Superior of the Southern Cross Region (Australia and New Zealand). Fr.McCaffrey will assume his duties on 1st July this year and will be based in Adelaide.