Catholic Schools Sunday

  Today, as Catholic Schools we join with the Church in celebrating the Solemnity of the Ascension of our Lord and Catholic Schools Sunday. In our schools and in our homes we might feel tempted to stand looking up at the sky as the disciples did thinking that they had lost Jesus forever.   But … [Read more…]

Meet Mary in Prayer

Deepen your appreciation of and devotion to our Blessed Mother Mary and her role in our lives and the life of the Church. Mary, the mother of Jesus, has been revered since the earliest days of the Church. Over the centuries, her example has inspired Christians to imitate her by saying “yes” to God’s call … [Read more…]

Pope Francis presents Bull of Indiction of Jubilee of Mercy

(Vatican Radio) The 28-page bull, titled “Misericordiae Vultus” or “The Face of Mercy” opens with the declaration, “Jesus is the face of the Father’s mercy. These words might well sum up the mystery of the Christian faith.” Listen to the report by Laura Ieraci: In the document, Pope Francis says the Holy Year is “dedicated … [Read more…]

Wednesday Audience Catechism On Man and Woman

General Audience: On Man and Woman Fr Simon Donnelly , our former Parish Priest, was the English speaker at the audience and his presentation of the summary of the catechesis can be seen on the following Youtube link at 36:30min into the recording: Vatican City, April 15, 2015 ( Here is the translation of … [Read more…]

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “When God Calls.” The readings of today show us some episodes of ‘vocations’ that took place during difficult times. The first reading describes how Elisha readily and generously responded to the call of Elijah. It was the period that Ahab and Jezebel … [Read more…]

Synod on the Family

The SACBC has  sent out a questionnaire  asking the laity for responses on  some aspects of  Family  Life issues identified from the preparatory Synod held in Rome last year. All parishioners are invited to respond albeit that the time allotted is very short-13th March!!!! Some groups have already engaged and  found themselves unable to answer … [Read more…]

Lenten Message of Pope Francis

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer. Above all it is a “time of grace” (2 Cor 6:2). God does not ask of us anything that he himself has not first given us. “We love because he first has loved us” (1 … [Read more…]

Thanksgiving Sunday

THANKSGIVING MASS on 7th December  at 9.00 am The parish has celebrated a Thanksgiving mass for the past 2 years and this year we would like to make the 2014 Thanksgiving ceremony truly representative of ALL nations and persons present in our Maryvale parish. Thanksgiving mass is a common practice in many countries throughout the … [Read more…]