Announcements 3rd Sunday Lent

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Main Altar of the Shrine Church

Fatima Day this month is Monday 13 March.  Main celebrant is Fr Joseph Maria Buckley OSPPE.  Confessions from 10am with Adoration and the Rosary.  Holy Sacrifice of the Mass 11am.  Eucharistic Procession to Grotto 1:30pm

Lenten Penance and the Paschal Precept

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday and all Fridays during Lent:

•All who are 14 years or older are obliged to abstain from meat

•All who are 18 to 59 are obliged to fast (Canon 1252) Fasting means a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but they are not to equal that of a full meal.

•Anyone who is sick or infirm is not obliged by these laws

Paschal Precept: The faithful  are obliged to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Holy Communion at least once a year. This is done between Ash Wednesday (22 February 2023) and Trinity Sunday (4 June 2023)

Stations of the Cross During Lent:

Stations will follow the Mass every Friday and Saturday during Lent


Fr Richard and the Community would like to extend their heart felt thanks to all our volunteers that help keep the shrine going.  As we know age and circumstances eventually take their toll either through retirement , moving, or death, therefore, we are appealing to our pilgrims if you would like to volunteer, either a Sunday or Fatima day, your help would be greatly appreciated.  For more details or specifics, please speak to Fr Richard.

New Shop:

In the next couple of weeks, the new shop will be up and running.  There will be a trial period and feedback sheets will be available.  Please give us a constructive feedback.

Update on Fr Gabriel:

 Fr Richard went to see Fr Gabriel this week, he is feeling better after a fall last week and sends his regards to all.

If you would like to write or visit Fr Gabriel you can send to the following:

Holy Family Retirement Village

116-132  Quakers Road

Marayong NSW 2148

If you would like to phone him 02 96788200  (this is to the front desk)

If you would like to visit him, please call ahead if  you wish to visit.


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