Announcements for the 3rd Sunday of Advent

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Here are the announcements for the 3rd Sunday of Advent, the 17th of December:

Fr Adam Carlow, newly ordained Priest for the Diocese of Parramatta was the celebrant for December. Fr Adam bestowed his first blessings upon the faithful. A reminder that all who received the First blessing are eligible for a plenary indulgence. The conditions to receive a plenary indulgence are to go to Confession, Mass and receive Holy Communion, then to pray for the intentions of the Holy Father (Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory be).

Thank you to all who came and helped with the working bee and all those who attended the Christmas gathering. During January there will be NO working bee. This will resume in February. The next working bee will be Saturday 17th February 2024. Once again Thank you to Fr Joseph for organising and coordinating the Working Bees throughout 2023, his efforts are very much valued and appreciated in the Community and Shrine.

There is morning tea in the Old Monastery after the 8am Mass. All are invited to come along and have something to eat and drink and an opportunity to meet fellow pilgrims. January there will be NO morning tea. The next Morning Tea will be: Sunday 18th February 2024.


Sunday 24th December (Christmas Eve)
Usual Sunday Masses in English – 8am, 9:30am & 11am
No Vigil Mass
11:15pm – Christmas Carol service in the Shrine Church

Monday 25th December (Christmas)
12am – Midnight Mass
11am – Mass of Christmas Day

Octave of Christmas (Tuesday 26th – Saturday 30th December):
11am Mass in the Shrine Church

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

Confessions before Christmas
Confession will be available on the weekends of 16th/17th & 23rd/24th
half an hour before and after each scheduled Mass. Appointments can be made as well.


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