Lenten Prayer 
Every Wednesday 7:30pm

Stations of the Cross
Every Sunday in Lent after 5pm mass
Lenten Reconciliation
25 March 7:30pm

Palm Sunday, 29 Mar (Regular Masses)

Holy Thursday, 2 Apr
7:30pm Mass of the Lord's Supper

Good Friday, 3 Apr
11am Station of the Cross
3pm Passion of the Lord

Holy Saturday, 4 Apr
8pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, 5 Apr
Masses at 8am, 10am 
No evening 5pm Mass

Easter Monday, 21 Apr
No mass


Key Times
Mass times:
Sat: 6:00pm (Vigil)
Sun: 8:00am, 10:00am, 5:00pm
Mon: 9:00am
Tue: 7:30pm (followed by Adoration, Divine Mercy & Benediction)

Wed, Thu & Fri: 9:00am (followed by Adoration on First Friday)


Rosary:

20mins before all weekday masses

Reconciliation:
Tue 7:00pm,  Sat 5:15pm

 

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Saturday
Mar212015

Parish Newsletter, 5th Sunday of Lent - B, 22nd March 2015

Eternal life lies at end of the path through suffering

“In today’s Gospel, we get a hint that Jesus no longer sees his ministry as solely for the Jews. He is increasingly aware that other nations are being attracted to him and to his message - and sees in the interest a sign that the time is coming when he is to be glorified.

“Jesus uses a very simple analogy - one familiar to anyone who has grown seed. When we sow a seed, there comes a point where the seed ceases to exist. It becomes soft and collapses as the new life germinates within it. If the same seed had fallen onto a path or onto stony ground, it would have been trodden underfoot or gradually died from dehydration. Translated into human terms, such a death is meaningless - a life has been lived and has ended. 

“For many people today, that is the sum total of what they expect from life. They will be born - live - die - and then, that will be the end.

“As Christians, we believe that there is more to life - and death. Jesus himself did not relish the path that he was bidden to follow - but how could he ask that he be excused?  Wasn’t this why he came into the world?

“Neither could he ask that his followers be excused that path. But, what we as his followers know is that it isn’t a path to suffering but, rather, a path through suffering.”

--   A reflection on the Gospel by Catherine McElhinney and Kathryn Turner

 <click here for Parish Newsletter 22nd March 2015>

Friday
Mar202015

Church Preparation for Mass/Altar Setters - Roster (29 March - 17 May 2015)

The 29 March 2015 to 17 May 2015 roster for the preparation of church for mass / altar setters is now available. 

 

Saturday
Mar142015

Parish Newsletter, 4th Sunday of Lent - B, 15th March 2015

Looking to snakes for a cure to the bite of sin

“When he speaks of Moses lifting up a serpent in the desert, Jesus is referring to an episode during the Exodus when people were being bitten by deadly poisonous snakes. Many died - but those who looked the bronze snake that Moses lifted up survived. It can be hard to see how this is so different from the people making their own god of a golden calf - save that the bronze serpent was made according to God’s instruction and the calf at the people’s!

 “It may even be that the action of Moses found its fulfilment in Jesus. Jesus must have guessed very early on what was the likely outcome of his ministry - and, of course, the Gospel-writer who had himself stood at the foot of the cross was in no doubt - about what lay ahead. To a culture so opposed to “graven images”, the episode with the serpent must have seemed hard to understand. Put in the context of the death of Jesus, it may have found its fulfilment - its meaning.

 “Humanity is, in effect, struck down by sin. We can’t escape it. Those bitten by snakes couldn’t avoid that either - but, by looking upon the brass snake on a staff,  they were cured of the effects of the bite. We are stricken by sin - and what Jesus is saying in today’s Gospel is that he himself becomes the ‘snake on a staff’ - he himself becomes our sin crucified.”

--   A reflection on the Gospel by Catherine McElhinney and Kathryn Turner

 <click here for Parish Newsletter 15th March 2015>

Saturday
Mar072015

Parish Newsletter, 3rd Sunday of Lent - B, 8th March 2015

Cleansing of the Temple - Time to Clean House!

So when Jesus overturned the moneychangers' tables, he was fulfilling Scripture and making clear that the messianic time of fulfilment was at hand. No more business as usual. No more ho-hum approach to religion. It was now time for living faith, not just religious belief. Zeal for God’s house consumed him, and he had come to light the fire of zeal in us as well.

Lent provides for us an opportunity for a gut-check Has our religion become cold routine, a mere collection of intellectual convictions and external rituals as with the scribes and Pharisees? Is our piety more a monument to ourselves than to God as in the case of Herod? Is Christ crucified for us the power and the wisdom of God, or just a plaster figure hanging on the wall?

The story of Jesus and the moneychangers comes at the beginning of the Gospel of John. From the very outset of his public ministry, Jesus predicted his death and resurrection to his uncomprehending audience. It would be his self-sacrifice that would ultimately lead to a new beginning. And to prepare for that event, he cleaned house.

As we prepare for the celebration of the mystery of redemption, it is time for us too to clean house and to honor his self-sacrifice with authentic sacrifices of our own.

--   An extract from Dr. Macellino D’Ambrosio (www.crossroadsinitiative.com)

 <click here for Parish Newsletter 8th March 2015>

Tuesday
Mar032015

Altar Servers Roster for March 2015

Dear Altar Servers,

The roster for March 2015 is now available. 

As usual, please organise directly with another altar server to fill in for you if you are unable to serve. 

God Bless,

Danny

Sunday
Mar012015

Mass Powerpoint/Slide Operator Roster (March - June 2015)

The March - June 2015 roster for powerpoint operators is available.

<Click here for Mar - Jun 2015 Roster>

Saturday
Feb282015

Parish Newsletter, 2nd Sunday of Lent - B, 1st March 2015

Testing leads to trusting

“The destination of our Lenten journey is clearly to be seen in today’s readings: the mystery of the Cross, in which the father ‘did not spare his own Son’, and the glory which was to be the Risen Christ’s in his final triumph, glimpsed on the mountain.

“The testing of Abraham is one of the masterpieces of the Old Testament. The story echoes a brutal age in which the sacrifice of children was not uncommon – in fact, the people of the old Israel were taught to sacrifice an animal in place of their offspring, to turn them away from this horrendous temptation.

“But the real point of the story, made so wonderfully, is the absolute trust that is asked of Abraham, making him the model of all true believers. To the people of Abraham’s world there was nothing more important in life than descendants who would remember and honour them. Long after the age when he could expect a child, God gave Abraham a son. If he gives up Isaac, he has nothing left but his trust in God. That trust is rewarded – those who will call him their father will be countless; all the peoples of the earth will be blessed in his name – through the salvation brought by the Cross of Christ.

“This heart-rending story of the testing of a father’s love is linked in today’s liturgy with the basic truth of our Christian faith, proclaimed by St Paul, in the second reading. The eternal Father, who for our sake ‘did not spare his own Son’, will not refuse anything to his people in their need.”

--   This is part of a reflection on the Gospel by Sr Veronica Lawson rsm

 <click here for Parish Newsletter 1st March 2015>