Under the care of the Discalced Carmelite Friars
To celebrate the anniversary of the dedication of our beautiful parish church, we will celebrate Mass on Wednesday 29th August at 6.30pm, followed by a simple soup and burger meal. All are invited, all are welcome!Continue Reading →
Wednesday 15th August
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
Masses at 7.00am, 9.00am (Whole School Mass) and 7.30pm
Celebrated every year on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into Heaven, before her body could begin to decay—a foretaste of our own bodily resurrection at the end of time. Because it signifies the Blessed Virgin’s passing into eternal life, it is the most important of all Marian feasts and a Holy Day of Obligation, which means all baptised Catholics are obliged to attend Mass.
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Next Sunday, Archbishop Timothy Costello will launch the Australian Catholic Bishop’s 2018 Plenary Council in our Cathedral. This Council is, for all Australian Catholics, an opportunity to be heard. The question we are asked to pray and think about is, “What is God asking of the Church in Australia?”
Pentecost Sunday is a very appropriate day for the launch, for without the Holy Spirit working in and amongst us, nothing will be achieved. To learn more about the aims of this plenary council, go to http://www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/
Change in the Church: The Death Penalty
One of my abiding interests is history. Whatever else you will learn from history one clear lesson is that things never remain the same. Read more…Continue Reading →
Conclusion of Mass. What next?
The Concluding Rites of the Mass are: a) brief announcements, should they be necessary; b) the priest’s Greeting and Blessing, which on certain days and occasions is expanded and expressed by the Prayer over the People or another more solemn formula; c) the sending forth of the people so that each may continue the spirit of the Mass by doing good works, praising and blessing God; d) the kissing of the altar by the priest, followed by a profound bow to the altar by the priest and the other ministers. Read more…
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