Here are the announcements for the Feast of the Holy Family, the 31st of December:
EW YEAR MASS SCHEDULE
Sunday 31st December (New Years Eve)
Usual Sunday Masses in English – 8am, 9:30am & 11am
11pm – Exposition and Holy Hour in Thanksgiving for 2023
Monday 1st January 2024
12am – Midnight Mass for the New Year
11am – Mass in the shrine Church
The usual Penrose Park Schedule continues from the 2nd January
Will be available during the 11pm Holy Hour. Appointments can also be made.
This indulgence will be granted to all the faithful who publicly recited the “Te Deum” on the last day of the year and the “Veni Creator” on the first day of the new year. Therefore this will be prayed after each Mass on the 31st December and after the Midnight Mass and 11am Mass on 1st January. Please remember that the usual requirements to gain a Plenary indulgence is Confession & Communion along with prayers for the intentions o the Holy Father (Apostles Creed, Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory be).
NOVENA TO ST PAUL THE FIRST HERMIT (PATRIARCH OF THE PAULINE ORDER)
This will take place from Saturday 6th to Sunday 14th January at the 11am Masses (inclusive of Sunday). For those wishing to include intentions for the novena (these will be place upon the Main Altar), slips can be found at the side table of the Church. Intentions can be left in one of the offering boxes in the Church, handed back to one of the Fathers or Brothers or put into the collection basket.
FATIMA DAY (13th January)
Our main celebrant will be Fr Brian Harrison, retired Priest living in the Diocese of Wollongong. We look forward to welcoming Father Brian.
MORNING TEA AFTER 8AM MASS
Thank you to all who provided something for the morning tea after the 8am Mass last week. The morning teas are proving to be popular especially for pilgrims to meet one another and have a chat in a social setting. In January there will be NO morning tea. The next Morning Tea will be: Sunday 18th February 2024.
Fr Richard and the community of Penrose Park would like to wish everyone a very HAPPY and BLESSED NEW YEAR!!!
May the child Jesus through the intercession of Mary and St Joseph bless you abundantly in 2024!