Here are the Announcements from the Bulletin for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 1st):
Each year the Australian Province gathers together for the annual retreat. This year it will be in our Sister Shrine of Marian Valley, Canungra QLD. It will be held from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th October 2023. During this week, Fr Brian Harrison will be the Priest in residence and will celebrate Mass at 11am and be available for confessions and the Church will be open as usual for private prayer.
FATIMA DAY – Friday 13th October
The main celebrant will be the Most Reverend Columba MacBeth-Green OSPPE DD, Bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes. Weather permitting Mass will be celebrated outside. Please bring along a chair as there is only a limited number provided by the Shrine as well as a hat to protect you from the sun and water to stay hydrated.
MASS WITH THE BLESSING OF PETS/ANIMALS
In honour of St Francis of Assisi, there will be an outdoor Mass with the blessing of Pets / Animals on Sunday 15th October at 11am. Mass will be celebrated outside. For anyone wanting to help on that day please speak to Fr Richard. Please remember to keep your animals restrained, bring along bags to keep the areas tidy as well as a hat and water for both pilgrim and pet.
40th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SHRINE
Next year, We will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the blessing and opening of the Shrine. From Fatima Day (13th October) the calendar of events will be available outlining the various celebrations to mark this great milestone.
MORNING TEA AFTER 8AM MASS
After the success of the last morning tea, general consensus is that the pilgrims and locals would like to see a continuation of especially during the warmer months, therefore we will try it on a monthly basis. For anyone wishing to help wit food or make a donation please speak to Fr Richard. The next morning tea will be Sunday 22nd October 2023.