That would be a lot of phone calls from those wanting to book their attendance with two Masses each Weekend. Mass times will be 6.00pm Saturday evening and 8.00am Sunday Morning.
So now we are pleased to be able to provide an online booking service.
Just click on the following link and enter your details and the Mass you wish to attend:
Book your attendance at Mass
You are still able to register your attendance by phone or email.
From the 10th July it will no longer be necessary to pre-book your attendance at weekday Masses. Just enter your name and details on the blank sheet at the door as you arrive.
Fr Graham Gatehouse
Thank you for you continued support of young achievers in our region. We hope to be in contact with you next year to announce our next round of this encouragement award.
Fr Graham Gatehouse
Perhaps it is a good time to think about the simple things we can do together. Could I suggest that one thing would be to introduce or reintroduce a simple grace before meals. That is a great way for parents to witness their faith to children that does not take much time but helps focus their attention to spritual things.
The traditional and well tried grace before meals is as follows:
Bless us, O Lord, and these Your gifts, which we are about to receive by Your goodness, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
There are many prayers that could be used. And as many families do invite those at table to add their own prayer however simple to the feast. And especially a prayer for those who are hungry or in need in our community.
And to end a meal we could use the blessing that we use so often at Mass: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with us all for ever. Amen.
A note from Archbishop Mark
The Black Lives Matter movement has struck a chord around the world - certainly here in Australia where racism has a different form than in the United States, but is no less real. We have failed to realise the blessings possible if we were to achieve true reconciliation between black and white Australia. Until we realise those blessings there will always be a dark violence lurking at the heart of our culture.
Archbishop Mark Coleridge discusses with Cynthia Rowan (Reconciliation Action Plan Officer) a range of topics, including our plans to deliver a comprehensive Reconciliation Action Plan and Black Lives Matter in an interview posted on YouTube.
Artists who have been in lock down or self-isolation during Covid-19 have been using this time and some creative uses of technology to develop some remarkable recordings; alone but together and in beautiful harmony.
During this time of crisis these videos and recordings have been a source of encouragement and hope. In those video Salt + Light Media invited singers and musicians to collaborate for a production off the wellknown and well-loved hymn ‘Be Not Afraid’ by Bob Dufford, SJ (Oregon Catholic Press, © 1975). The video includes such Catholic musicians as: Dan Schutte, John Michael Talbot, Steve Angrisano, Jesse Manibusan, Ken Canedo, Gretchen Harris, and many others including Australian Fr. Rob Galea.