WELCOME

Welcome. Benvenuto !

Brothers and sisters, welcome to our parish. We are a Catholic Community and family gathered through faith in God, to share our gifts and celebrate life in the service of each other, while reaching out to the wider community.

Are you new to the parish? We would love for you to join our parish family! Visit "How To Get Involved" to find out more.

Every 1st Sunday of the month @ 5pm. 

Every 4th Sunday of the month @ 5pm.

 

PRO-LIFE MASS

Pro-Life Mass, Every 4th Friday of the month @ 7pm

 

#Prayer: Spiritual Adoption of Unborn baby

Jesus, Mary ,and Joseph,
I love you very much.
I beg you to save the life of the unborn baby
that I have spiritually adopted,
and is in danger
of abortion.

Mary, our Mother in Heaven,
pray for us,
and especially for your little ones
in danger of abortion.

 

WELCOME TO OUR FRIARY


On the left in the picture Fr John Nguyen, Br Stephen Tran and Fr Eldridge - Our Parish Priest & Guardian.

Capuchin Friars - Catholic religious order of priests and brothers committed to living the gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

It's one of the largest men’s Religious Orders in the Church and we are officially called the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin: ‘Friars Minor’ meaning ‘Lesser Brothers’. We strive to live the Gospel as a fraternity of priests and brothers, praying together as a community, being a source of nourishment and strength for each other so as to go out and share God’s love with others.

Inspired by the life and writings of St Francis of Assisi, we strive to authentically live a life of prayer, fraternity and ministry as brothers in simplicity, humility and joy.

Pax et Bonum!
Peace and Goodness 

 

  ADORATION

"We adore Thee most holy Lord Jesus Christ, here in all Thy Churches, which are in the whole world, because by Thy holy cross, Thou hast redeemed the world." - St. Francis of Assisi

Weekdays

Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 9:30 am

8am Holy Mass and Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament until 9:30 am

Every Friday

During Lent: 7pm Holy Mass & The Way of the Cross. Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament after the stations of the Cross.

*** 1st & 3rd Friday - Holy Mass in Italian, 2nd & last Friday of the month - Holy Mass in English.

9.30pm Solemn Benediction

First Friday 

Morning: 8am Holy Mass and Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm.

Evening: 7pm Holy Mass and Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament until 9:30 pm

 

GOSPEL REFLECTIONS 23/02/2020

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you - Matthew 5:44

As Jesus continued his Sermon on the Mount, he cited the earliest known code of law – an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth (Lv 24:19-20). The Law known as the “Lex Talionis”, which may be described as the law of “tit for tat”. Its aim was the limitation of vengeance – the punishment must fit the crime. Jesus abolished the old law and introduced a new law of love and non-retaliation. He said that it was no virtue to love only those who love you; nonbelievers could do as much. A disciple was to go an “extra mile” in response to another person’s needs, even at one’s own expense, and to give generously without expecting repayment. Jesus asked his disciples to imitate the perfect love of God who gave gifts of sun and rain to the just and unjust alike. He emphasised that no limits could be placed on Christian forgiveness. They must never seek retaliation for any insult no matter how hostile. Injured parties might have to force themselves to love their enemies, but the Lord would show them the way. The Christian must strive to love even those who persecute them (Mt 5:11). On the cross, Jesus gave us the supreme example of enemy love when he asked God to forgive those who were putting him to death (Lk 23:34).

To love: In what ways does capital punishment further the cycle of vengeance and retaliation?

To serve: Lord Jesus, help me to strive to imitate your perfect love.

 

LENT 2020

The Way of the Cross during Lent begins on Friday 28th February after 7pm Mass. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 9.30pm after the stations of the Cross.

26 February  Ash Wednesday

5 April Palm Sunday 

6 April Holy Week begins 
9 April Holy Thursday 
10 April Good Friday 
11 April Holy Saturday 
12 April Easter Sunday
13 April Easter Monday

 

SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER (OFS)

We meet on the third Sunday of each month.

Sometimes meetings are re-scheduled or cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, please contact the Parish Office 08 8337 3849 to confirm the details.

Is Christ calling you to rebuild His Church and to walk in the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi?

As Secular Franciscans, we try to journey through life by observing the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ by following the example of Saint Francis of Assisi, who made Christ the inspiration and the centre of his life with God and people.

We live and work in society according to our calling. No matter what that calling is, we try, as St. Francis did, to live all aspects of our life in accord with the spirit of the gospel. In this way, by our example, we proclaim the primacy of Christ to the world.

 

 

HOLY ROSARY

The Rosary is both meditation and supplication. Insistent prayer to the Mother of God is based on confidence that her maternal intercession can obtain all things from the heart of her Son.

The family that prays together stays together. The Holy Rosary, by age-old tradition, has shown itself particularly effective as a prayer which brings the family together. Individual family members, in turning their eyes towards Jesus, also regain the ability to look one another in the eye, to communicate, to show solidarity, to forgive one another and to see their covenant of love renewed in the Spirit of God. Many of the problems facing contemporary families, especially in economically developed societies, result from their increasing difficulty in communicating. Families seldom manage to come together, and the rare occasions when they do are often taken up with watching television. To return to the recitation of the family Rosary means filling daily life with very different images, images of the mystery of salvation: the image of the Redeemer, the image of his most Blessed Mother.The family that recites the Rosary together reproduces something of the atmosphere of the household of Nazareth: its members place Jesus at the centre, they share his joys and sorrows, they place their needs and their plans in his hands, they draw from him the hope and the strength to go on.

From Apostolic Letter: Rosarium Virginis Mariae, Of The Supreme Pontiff, John Paul II

 

 

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Legion Mary

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