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
Mass times as usual, 8am, 9:30am Polish, 11am with a procession to commemorate the Entrance of Our Lord into Jerusalem, gather outside the church.
Easter Vigil: The Easter Vigil 6pm
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord: Masses: 8am, 9:30am Polish, 11 am
Divine Mercy Sunday: Masses as usual for Sunday. Devotions 2-3pm at Divine Mercy chapel
If you would like to volunteer for Good Friday, we are looking for volunteers to assist with parking, ushers and other general needs.
The new shop has been officially blessed and opened. A huge thank you to Fr Joseph for his efforts to make this happen. There will be a trial period and feedback sheets will be available. Please give us your constructive feedback.
New Driveway: Thank you for all those who have donated for the new driveway.
Fatima Day: Thursday,13 April. Our celebrant will be Fr Wojciech Sliwa, OSPPE, PP of Merrylands parish.
Update on Fr Gabriel:
Fr Richard received a phone call to inform him that Fr Gabriel has had 3
minor seizures this week. He has stabilised and is being closely monitored.
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.