Vigil Mass Saturday : 4:30 pm
Sunday Mass : 9.30 am
Sunday Mass : 11:00 am
(11:00 am ending on the 24th September)
Weekdays Masses: Tuesday 12.00 Noon; Wednesday 12.00 Noon; Friday 12.00 Noon.
Note: There is Mass on Thursdays 12.00 Noon at Loretto Convent on Abbey Road.
Holy Days of Obligation: 12.00 Noon and 7.00 Pm Mass in the parish.
RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION) – Saturdays at 10.00 – 10.30 am. Alternatively, you can ring the presbytery and arrange or a private confession. You may also send an email seeking an appointment for confession.
Exposition and Rosary: Saturdays 10 – 10.30 am. This usually ends with Benediction at 10.30 am- ish.
ACCESSIBILITY of the Church
The Church is open for private prayers from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm daily. The church has a loop system for the hard-of-hearing. Bulletins are available including aids to prayer, help yourself with copies displayed in the porch. Please leave a donation of any amount if you can afford it.
There is wheel chair access in Church.
To arrange for a Mass to be said for a particular intention contact the parish office, send email, deliver by hand or drop your intention and offering at the sacristy. See details in the newsletter.
One part of Catholic culture that is sometimes hard to understand and very often misunderstood is the custom of offering Mass intentions.
When a priest celebrates Mass each day, he offers each celebration of the Eucharist for a particular person, or intention. By doing so he applies special graces from God upon that person or intention.
Similar to how we are able to intercede for others by our personal prayers, the Church is able to intercede for us through the celebration of the Mass. However, since the Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian life” the Mass possess a power that our personal prayers do not. The practice of offering Mass for particular intentions is an ancient one, dating back to the early Church. The Canon Law is very clear on this: “In accord with the approved practice of the Church, any priest celebrating or concelebrating is permitted to receive an offering to apply the Mass for a specific intention” (Can. 945 §1).” Furthermore, it continues by saying, “The Christian faithful who give an offering to apply the Mass for their intention contribute to the good of the Church and by that offering share its concern to support its ministers and works” (945 §2).
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