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2021 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time Year B

2021 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time Year B

 Pope at Audience: We can always praise God, whose love never fails Continuing his catechesis on prayer at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on “the prayer of praise”, which is possible in every circumstance because God is always faithful. By...

2021 The Baptism of Our Lord

2021 The Baptism of Our Lord

Year of St Joseph (Dec 8, 2020 to Dec 8, 2021) What do we plan to do at Maryvale Parish to celebrate and participate in the Year of St Joseph?  Consecration to St Joseph?  Online Resources  “Go to Joseph! Have recourse with special confidence to St. Joseph, for his...

The Epiphany of Our Lord

The Epiphany of Our Lord

Arise, shine out, Jerusalem, for your light has come,
the glory of the Lord is rising on you,
though night still covers the earth
and darkness the peoples.

National Lockdown Regulations

National Lockdown Regulations

Due to the new National Covid19 Lockdown regulations, and in line with instructions from the Archdiocese, Maryvale Parish is once again shut down.

Readings Reflections for The Epiphany Of Our Lord – Year B

Readings Reflections for The Epiphany Of Our Lord – Year B

The Feast of the ‘Epiphany of the Lord’ is the feast of manifestation. On this day we celebrate the coming of the mysterious strangers from across the desert who had been following heavenly direction and who finally arrived at the source of the brilliance they had seen.

Holy Family Sunday – Year B

Holy Family Sunday – Year B

“Families are made up of Young and Old”. The readings of today offer several points for reflection, beginning with the first reading regarding our openness to God’s will and guidance and the depth of our Faith. The second reading reflects again on the first reading...

Maryvale Christmas and Holy Family 2020

Maryvale Christmas and Holy Family 2020

A Christmas Message From Fr. Tony The Covid -19 pandemic rages on & is harming everything & everyone - Do protect yourself as best as you can. We do not yet know how far this pandemic will go on & how long it will last & how much more damage it will...

4th Sunday Of Advent 2020

4th Sunday Of Advent 2020

As Restrictions Lie Ahead This Christmas, Let’s Remember Difficulties of the 1st Christmas Faced by Mary & Joseph  Zenit newsletter 16/12/2020  by Deborah Castellano Lubov Even if restrictions and hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic await us this year, let...

Reading Reflections: 4th Sunday Of Advent, Year B.

Reading Reflections: 4th Sunday Of Advent, Year B.

Jesus, The Promised Messiah There have been, and still are, many people in the world pretending to be ‘messiahs’ and ‘saviours’ of humanity. What to think of them? The reading of today tells us that there is only one Messiah sent by God: Jesus, the son of Mary. In the...

Gaudete Sunday – 3rd Sunday of Advent 2020

Gaudete Sunday – 3rd Sunday of Advent 2020

Sunday of Joy Gaudete Sunday (/ɡaʊˈdɛtɛ/ gow-DET-eh) is the third Sunday of Advent in the liturgical calendar of the Western Church, including the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, Lutheran Churches, and other mainline Protestant churches. It can fall on...

Church grants plenary indulgence for year of St. Joseph

Church grants plenary indulgence for year of St. Joseph

The Apostolic Penitentiary issues a Decree granting plenary indulgences for the year of St. Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis on Tuesday. The special year will last from 8 December 2020 to 8 December 2021. By Vatican News staff writer Pope Francis on Tuesday announced...

Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”

Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”

In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows. The Letter marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To celebrate the anniversary, Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph”.