Notices for the 22nd of October 2017

by damian

Catholic Mission Sunday

This year, Catholic Mission’s World Mission Appeal is inspired by Pope Francis’ World Mission Message, which reminds us all that… mission is at the heart of our faith.

In this appeal, we invite you to reach out through financial gifts and prayers to support the work of Sister Mary Hoaian and the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart, located in Nha Trang, Vietnam. The Sisters work tirelessly to combat malnutrition, as well as providing clean drinking water and accessible health and education services for the forgotten farming families in the nation’s remote coastal communities.



October - Month of the Rosary

Prayer to the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary

Queen of the most holy Rosary, in these times of such brazen impiety, manifest your power with the signs of your ancient victories, and from your throne, where you dispense pardon and graces, mercifully regard the Church of your Son, His Vicar on earth, and every order of clergy and laity, who are sore oppressed in the mighty conflict. You, who are the powerful vanquisher of all heresies, hasten the hour of mercy, even though the hour of God's justice is every day provoked by the countless sins of men. For me who am the least of men, kneeling before you in supplication, obtain the grace I need to live righteously upon earth and to reign among the just in heaven, and while in company with all faithful Christians throughout the world, I salute you and acclaim you as Queen of the most holy Rosary.

Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us!



Month of Prayer and Fasting for Marriage and Families 


The Month of Prayer and Fasting is intended to be held in parishes across Australia during October 2017. Parishes are encouraged to celebrate Mass, pray the Rosary and undertake Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during this time with the special intention of marriages and families in mind.


Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy, commonly known as Penrose Park (located in the Southern Highlands, NSW) is a renowned place of veneration of the replica of the Icon of Our Lady of Jasna Góra, known as the Black Madonna.  The Shrine is ministered by the Order of St. Paul the First Hermit known as the Pauline Fathers, who are the custodians of the original Icon of the Black Madonna for more than 630 years.