Saturday Vigil 6.30pm
Sunday 8.30 and 10.30am
Saturday 11.00am to 12.10pm (during Confessions)
TERM TIME ONLY
Second Sunday of the Month
All other Sundays Term Time, Children’s Liturgy Groups at 10.30am Mass
Saturday 11.00am – 12.00 noon and 5.45 – 6.15pm
Sacrament of the Sick
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Advent Family Prayer
Holy Father's Prayer Theme for November
Universal – In Service of Peace
That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.
Our Father who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name;
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
We thank you for gathering us together and calling us to serve as your disciples.
You have charged us through your Son, Jesus, with the grand mission of evangelizing and witnessing your love to the world.
Send your Holy Spirit to guide us as we discern your will for the spiritual renewal of our parish.
Give us strength, courage and clear vision as we use our gifts to serve You.
We entrust our parish family to the care of Mary, our mother, and ask for her intercession and guidance as we strive to bear witness to the Gospel and build an amazing parish.
If you would like to know God, look at the Crucifix!
If you would like to love God, look at the Crucifix!
If you want to serve God, look at the Crucifix!
If you hope for eternal happiness, look at the Crucifix!
If you wonder how much God loves you, look at the Crucifix!
If you wonder how much He wants you in heaven, look at the Crucifix!
If you wonder how much He tries to prevent you from the ‘yearning jaws’ of hell, look at the Crucifix!
If you wonder how much He will help you to save your immortal soul, look at the Crucifix!
If you wonder how much you should forgive others, look at the Crucifix!
If you wonder how much your faith demands of you in humility, poverty, charity, meekness and ‘every’ virtue, look at the Crucifix!
If you want to know what unselfishness and generosity are, look at the Crucifix!
If you wonder how far your own unselfishness should go to bring others to Christ, look at the Crucifix!
If you wish to know the need for self-denial and mortification, look at the Crucifix!
If you wish to live well, look at the Crucifix!
If you wish to die well, look at the Crucifix!
Lord Jesus, our gaze is turned to you, full of shame, remorse and hope.
Before your supreme love
shame pervades us for having left you alone to suffer for our sins:
shame for having fled when tested despite having said to you a thousand times: “even if all leave you, I will never leave you”;
shame for having chosen Barabbas and not you, power and not you, appearances and not you, the god of money and not you, worldliness and not eternity;
shame for having tempted you with mouth and heart, each time that we faced a trial, saying to you: “you are the Messiah, save yourself and we will believe!”;
shame because many people, and even some of your ministers, have allowed themselves to be deceived by ambition and vainglory, losing their dignity and the love they had at first;
shame because our generations are leaving young people a world fractured by divisions and war; a world devoured by selfishness in which the young, the children, the sick, the elderly are marginalized;
shame for having lost our shame;
Lord Jesus, grant us always the grace of holy shame!
Our gaze is also filled with remorse which before your eloquent silence implores your mercy:
remorse which germinates in the certainty that you alone can save us from evil; you alone can heal us from our leprosy of hate, selfishness, pride, greed, vengeance, avarice, idolatry; you alone can embrace us again, restoring our filial dignity and rejoicing in our return to home, to life;
remorse which blossoms from feeling our pettiness, our nothingness, our vanity, and which allows itself to be caressed by your pleasing and powerful call to conversion;
remorse of David who, from the abyss of his misery, found in you his unique strength;
remorse which arises from our shame, which is born from the certainty that our heart will always be unsettled until we find you and in you its sole source of fulfillment and calm;
the remorse of Peter who, in meeting your gaze, wept bitterly for having denied you before men.
Lord Jesus, grant us always the grace of holy remorse!
Before your supreme majesty, in the obscurity of our despair, a glimmer of hope ignites because we know that your unique measure of loving us is that of loving us without measure:
hope because your message continues to inspire, still today, many people and peoples for whom good alone can conquer evil and cruelty; forgiveness alone can destroy rancour and vengeance; fraternal embrace alone can dispel hostility and fear of the other;
hope because your sacrifice continues, still today, to emit the perfume of divine love which caresses the hearts of many young people who continue to consecrate their lives to you, becoming living examples of charity and gratuitousness in this world of ours, devoured by the logic of profit and easy earnings;
hope because so many missionaries continue, still today, to challenge humanity’s dormant conscience, risking their lives to serve you in the poor, the rejected, the immigrants, the invisible, the exploited, the hungry and the imprisoned;
hope because your Church, holy and comprised of sinners, continues, still today, despite attempts to discredit her, to be a light that illuminates, encourages, comforts and witnesses to your boundless love for mankind, a model of altruism, an ark of salvation and font of certainty and truth;
hope because the Resurrection has sprung from your Cross, fruit of the greed and cowardice of many doctors of the Law and hypocrites, transforming the darkness of the tomb into the splendour of the dawn of the Sunday whose sun never sets, teaching us that your love is our hope.
Lord Jesus, grant us always the grace of holy hope!
Help us, Son of man, to strip ourselves of the arrogance of the robber placed at your left and of the shortsightedness of the corrupt, who have seen in you an opportunity to exploit, a condemned man to criticize, a defeated man to deride, another occasion to ascribe to others, and even to God, their own faults.
We ask you instead, Son of God, to identify us with the good robber who looked at you with eyes full of shame, remorse and hope; who, with the eyes of faith, saw divine victory in your seeming defeat and thus knelt before your mercy, and with honesty, stole paradise! Amen!
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The whole Rosary is composed of twenty decades, divided into four sets of Mysteries. Each decade is recited in honor of a mystery in Our Lord’s Life and that of His Blessed Mother.
You can find the prayers here
and further information on how to pray the Rosary here: http://www.theholyrosary.org/
If you do not have Rosary beads, it is perfectly okay to count with your fingers. You do not have to be Catholic to pray the Rosary.
The Joyful Mysteries
- The Annunciation
- The Visitation
- The Nativity
- The Presentation
- The Finding in the Temple
The Luminous Mysteries
- The Baptism in the Jordan
- The Wedding at Cana
- The Proclamation of the Kingdom
- The Transfiguration
- The Institution of the Eucharist
The Sorrowful Mysteries
- The Agony in the Garden
- The Scourging at the Pillar
- The Crowning with Thorns
- The Carrying of the Cross
- The Crucifixion
The Glorious Mysteries
- The Resurrection
- The Ascension
- The Descent of the Holy Spirit
- The Assumption
- The Coronation
1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
10th Station: Jesus’ clothes are taken away
11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb