Mass timetable

Seasonal Mass Timetables 2017
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Christmas Masses
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Masses
Saturday vigil 5:00 pm
Sunday 7:00 am, 8.30 am, 10:00 am
Daily Masses
Mon-Fri 7.45 am
Saturday 9.00 am
Reconciliation (Confession)
Friday 11:30 am (during Holy Hour just before 12:00 noon Mass)
Saturday  8:30 am (Before the 9:00 am Mass)
Rosary
Mon- Fri

Saturday
7:20 am (before morning Mass)

8:30 am
Legion of Mary/ Cenacle
Tuesday 8:45 am-10:30 am (Parish Office)
Children’s Liturgy (during school terms only)
Sunday 8:20 am

Announcements

Holy Orders

Please see below for useful information about Holy Orders

The Sacrament of Holy Orders

“You did not choose me, but I chose you” . (John 15:5)

After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out ahead of him in pairs, to all the towns and places he himself would be visiting. And he said to them, 'The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to do his harvesting. (Lk 10:1-2)

What is the sacrament of Holy Orders?

It is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time. (CCC 1536)

Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life
Do you feel the call to priesthood, religious life or the permanent diaconate? If you have questions or would like to discuss your call to vocation please contact Fr. Mark in the Parish Office.

The ongoing life of the church depends on vocations to the priesthood. Our diocese has a director of vocations and we’d be delighted to make an introduction for any interested candidates.  Talk to any of the priests to get more information.

Vocations in our Diocese of Broken Bay

“The priesthood is central to our Catholic way of life, and it provides a unique presence of Jesus within the Catholic community. Jesus is present in many ways, each of them important. His presence in the ordained minister is one of leadership, which find expression in proclaiming the Word and celebrating the sacraments.” Bishop David Walker 

What’s it all about?

Priesthood is about leadership and service, following the example of Jesus. 

This leadership takes the shape of caring for people, speaking God’s Word to them, celebrating Mass and other sacraments, and being with people in the best and worst times of their lives, seeking to be the presence of Jesus to them throughout the parishes of our Diocese. A few priests also have specialised ministries as chaplains to schools, hospitals or the armed forces, as university lecturers, or working in a remote outback town.  

A priest uses his own talents and interests as part of his ministry – be they sporting, musical, cultural or academic. Priesthood is not just a one-size-fits-all job, but a way of striving to be the best person you can be, growing closer to Jesus, bringing others to Jesus, and making a real difference. It’s a life of significance and purpose. 

In our Diocese, formation for priesthood takes place at Murphy House, St Ives, and takes 6-7 years. Students live together with a priest, sharing meals, prayer, daily Mass and life together. There are lectures, seminars and retreats which are shared with people in formation for priesthood for other dioceses, and for religious life, all across Sydney.  

In the first three years students undertake a Bachelor of Theology degree with the Broken Bay Institute and the Catholic Institute of Sydney, and then take some further study in the remaining years.  Every week includes some pastoral ministry within a school, a nursing home or a parish. There are workshops on the practical skills of public speaking and preaching, teaching and leading liturgy. There is a one week retreat each year, as well as regular one-on-one spiritual direction and reflection days. Formation programs are tailored to each man to focus on developing his self awareness, character and relationship skills which will equip him to love and serve people well.  

Want to know more? 

Just like marriage, priesthood is a life long commitment before God. But taking the first steps towards priesthood doesn’t commit you forever. Initially, you meet with the vocation director, Fr Jim McKeon, who will accompany you for several months as you decide if you want to take the next step of moving into the formation house. Joining the formation house isn’t binding either – it’s a time of discernment too, with self reflection each year to see if you are deepening your sense of calling from God to priesthood, or to something else. It’s like a very long engagement! It’s not until your final year that you are asked to commit to ordination and to life as a priest. 

If you’re interested in find out more there are a few things you can do: 

  1. Talk to a parent or a friend you can trust.
  2. Talk to a priest, youth minister or teacher.
  3. Contact the vocations director, Fr Jim McKeon on 9483 2300 or jim.mckeon@dbb.org.au He’d love to meet with you and talk about what God has been doing in your life. He will help you to get praying, get involved in ministry, or take part in a retreat somewhere. You can come and meet our students who are in formation.  

For more information you can also visit our Broken Bay Diocese website.

And definitely, keep on praying. It is God who knows your heart better than anyone, better than even you do yourself, and it is only through prayer that you can truly discover the wonderful plans God has for your life.