Apr
15
to Apr 22

Welcome Sunday, 22nd April 2018, Parish Centre, (approx. 1.30pm)

Invite for you - Welcome

New to the Parish of St. Mary's? New to the area and looking for a parish Community? Recently registered in the parish or would like to?  Perhaps you're here as a student or on a work project?

Do come and meet us

We have the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, celebrated on Sundays and following the end of the Sunday 12.15pm Mass on 22nd Apr, you are invited to our parish centre for light refreshments and welcome from our parish community which includes our Parish Pastoral Council, the parish clergy and some of our parish groups.

We look forward to seeing you

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Nov
27
to Dec 18

Parish Advent 2016 (Time of Adoration, reflection & preparation)

All are invited to come and prepare for the Birth of Jesus, suitable for all ages and open to all, by coming to our Parish Advent time of prayer.

Sundays in Advent, in the Church

starting at 4.30pm and ending at 5.45pm

27th Nov, 4th Dec, 11th Dec and 18th Dec

Please come and join us for the time of prayer which includes Adoration, prayers and devotions and spiritual reflection.  Spend time with Him before the Blessed Sacrament.  Ending just before the start of Sunday 6pm Mass, it's a beautiful way to "Wait for the Lord" so that He is Born in your heart this Christmas.

 O come let us adore Him

O come let us adore Him

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An Evening with St. Faustyna and Our Lord of Divine Mercy
Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30
Celebrate Marriage
Jun
18
3:00 PM15:00

Celebrate Marriage

Celebrate Marriage at St. George’s RC Cathedral

Sat 18th Jun @ 3pm Mass with Archbishop Peter Smith as principal celebrant

If you are celebrating a 1st, 10th, 25th, 40th, 50th or 60th + wedding anniversary, please give your details to any of the clergy and invitations and details will be sent to you directly.

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Parish Pastoral Council (PPC)
May
27
6:45 PM18:45

Parish Pastoral Council (PPC)

Fri 27th May 2016 (6.45pm for 7pm)

A small number of parishioners will soon meet to begin the process of forming our new PPC.  So what will its purpose be? A PPC consists of a group of people who act as a consultative body, serving the parish priest in the spirit of mutual appreciation, charity and dialogue.  The council does not manage the parish, but brings an important voice to all pastoral activities.  The activities of the Council should encourage the development of Christian life and the engagement of the parish in bringing spiritual and material assistance and the Gospel message to everyone in its community.  Its make-up will reflect the diverse nature of the parish.  Your suggestions can be put in writing and you can send in your thoughts by e-mail. 

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Parish Life Committee
May
20
7:00 PM19:00

Parish Life Committee

No one turned up for our first meeting, so a new date is being set for a Friday evening.  Our goal is to arrange a variety of social events in the months to come.  The new Parish Centre should be finished by the end of Jun 2016.Thanks for your patience and support. 

For Fr Michael's description of and vision for the parish community see this week's (7/8 May) newsletter

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Listening to our Young People
May
15
1:45 PM13:45

Listening to our Young People

Sun 15thMay @ 1.45pm

Pentecost Sunday (15th May) 12.15pm Mass, we encourage our young parishioners, if possible, to attend this Holy Mass.  After, at about 1.45pm, a buffet followed by a discussion to talk about their roles in the life of the parish, will take place in the parish prayer room.  The Church and world need the Faith, gifts, energy and fresh ideas of young people.  Our parish is blessed to have hundreds of young people who attend Mass.  We want to help them on their journey of Faith.  With our new parish centre soon to open, this will provide opportunities to help and support our young people, who are not to be underestimated. 

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Faith Journey
Dec
16
7:30 PM19:30

Faith Journey

Faith Journey@ 7.30pm Wed 16th Dec 2015 in the Parish Prayer Room

All Faithseekers, those wanting to become Catholic are very welcome. Please talk to any of the clergy. Fr. Simplicio is leading the Faith Journey. This is the last meeting before Christmas. The group next meet on Wed 6th Jan 2016.

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UCM Meeting
Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

UCM Meeting

The Union of Catholic Mothers (UCM) meet on the third Tuesday of every month. Our last meeting before Christmas is on Tuesday 15 December at 7pm, it will be a celebration of the last year. We will have refreshments and will be sharing our favourite poems. ALL women are invited to join us, so do please come along and bring along your favourite poem to share with the group. 

You can contact us at stmarysucm@gmail.com.

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Children's Bible Study
Dec
13
10:15 AM10:15

Children's Bible Study

After the 9:15am Mass on Sunday 13 December, all parents and their children are invited to the Bible study class. The gathering includes, refreshments, sing-along video and sharing. Everyone is welcome. Please mark your diaries for 13 December when the class gathers before Christmas.

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Jubilee Year of Mercy
Dec
8
to Nov 20

Jubilee Year of Mercy

'Be touched with the tenderness of His hand and shaped by His Grace' (Pope Francis, March 2015)

The Jubilee Year of Mercy opens on 8 December 2015 and is intended as a moment of Grace & Re-awakening for all Christians. The Year invites us all to follow the example of theMerciful Father by not judging or condemning but offering love and forgiveness. The Year will close on 20 November 2016.  You are invited to come to Confession.  Be re-awakened during this Year of Mercy.

Confession – Sacrament of Healing

“…don’t be ashamed to bring everything to the Lordin confession, especially your weaknesses, your strugglesand your sins. He will surprise you with his forgiveness and his peace. Don’t be afraid to say "yes” to him with all your heart, to respond generously and to follow him… aim for the goal of a beautiful love which also demands sacrifice…believe in the gentleand unassuming power of mercy…do not be afraid…"

Source:  The Holy Father,

Homily extract of 31st July from the concluding Mass World Youth Day, Krakow 2016

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Children's Bible Study
Dec
6
10:15 AM10:15

Children's Bible Study

After the 9:15am Mass on Sunday 6 December & Sunday 13 December, all parents and their children are invited to the Bible study class.

The Second Sunday of Advent (6 December) is celebrated in the Church as Bible Sunday. The gathering includes, refreshments, sing-along video and sharing. Everyone is welcome.

Please mark your diaries for next week 6 December and then again for 13 December when the class gathers before Christmas.

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Christmas Concert
Dec
5
2:30 PM14:30

Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert: Selected Holy Boy Songs and Carols

In the Church on Sat 5 Dec 2015 at 2.30pm

Mark and hold this for the concert here at St. Mary’s.  The Parish Choir will be joined by members from Vox Continua and they will sing a selection of pieces from the popular Christmas Oratorio by David Palmer with traditional carols.  All are welcome. This is a free event with donations/collection in aid of the children’s charity, the Jessie Fund. 

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Catechist Team Meeting
Nov
20
6:30 PM18:30

Catechist Team Meeting

All members of this important team are invited to a meeting this coming Friday At 6.30pm when refreshments will be served. The meeting will start at 7.15pm. We will be putting final details in place for next years First Holy Communion programme and the Confirmation programme.

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