20 Hartigan St, Thurgoona NSW 2640
Parish Priest: Fr John Fowles
Acolyte: Denis Golden
Phone: 02 6043 2222
Postal Address: PO Box 110 Lavington NSW 2641
EXTRACT FROM BISHOP MARK’S LETTER TO ALL PRIESTS
Attached is a copy of the updated Covid-19 Diocesan Protocols in line with the next phase of the NSW Government response which takes effect today, Friday 24th July 2020.
I am aware the directive for receiving communion in the hand is upsetting for some people. There are conflicting rights at play here – the right to receive communion on the tongue, and the right to be safe and healthy at Mass. In the current climate, the health and safety of our broader community takes priority.
I very much look forward to the day when communion can again be received on the tongue and under both species. That day is not today. Our friends and family in Melbourne can’t even go to Mass, let alone receive communion.
In Jesus Christ and Mary Immaculate
+Mark Edwards OMI
Saturday: (Vigil) 6:00pm
Sunday : 9:30am & 5:30pm
Thursday: 7:00pm – followed by Exposition, Marian devotions & benediction
1st Friday of the month: 10:00am Mass followed by Exposition, Benediction and devotion to the Sacred Heart
Please use this link to reserve your time
NSW Covid19 restrictions now allow up to 50 people at each Mass.
To make both Sunday and weekday masses available to as many as possible, people should register only once a week. This provision is a charitable way of permitting as many as possible to attend mass each week.
Please register only one name per registration !
Note: NSW rules require contact details to be recorded for tracing. Parish records will also be updated. If you do not wish the parish records to be updated please advise. email@example.com
Please keep checking this web site for announcements and new protocols.
SACRED HEART OF JESUS
In the 17th-century, Jesus appeared four times to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, a French Visitation nun. In these apparitions, Jesus asked that Catholics receive Holy Communion on the First Fridays of the month, adore Our Lord in the Eucharist, and celebrate a feast in honor of the Sacred Heart.
In addition to these requests, Jesus revealed Twelve Promises for those who honor His Sacred Heart. Read More
We will begin these devotions in the parish from the first Friday of August 2020. Mass will be at 10am followed by exposition, devotions and benediction at 11am.
For more links to Sacred Heart devotions and reflections go to the Sacred Heart Page
BISHOP MARK EDWARDS – OUR NEW BISHOP
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Mark Edwards OMI the sixth Bishop of Wagga Wagga. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1986. Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne on November 7, 2014 and ordained bishop the following month.
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Bishop Mark has recorded a brief video which can be viewed at the following link: Bishop Mark
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception 1998, Bishop Brennan formally declared Thurgoona a Parish in honour of the “Immaculate Heart of Mary”
Our parish has continued this devotion to Mary with weekly Mass and Benediction each Thursday at 7pm. In this time of need we should turn to Mary in prayer.
At Lourdes Mary stressed the importance of prayer, especially the rosary. She appeared with a rosary hanging from Her right arm.
Penance and humility are also part of the message, as well as a message of mercy for sinners and compassion for the sick. Read More
For more links to Marian devotions and reflections go to the Marian page
POPE FRANCIS’S PRAYER TO MARY DURING COROANAVIRUS PANDEMIC
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
DIOCESAN PAPER TOGETHER
Our monthly printed version of Together has been temporarily moved to an online magazine during this period of isolation
The new look Together will be produced on a twice-monthly basis which will be online only until our churches resume normal operations.
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A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE CATHOLIC PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA FROM THE BISHOPS OF AUSTRALIA
“In the hope born of faith we look forward to the time when the crisis will pass and we will be able to resume fully the Church’s worship and mission, even in a landscape which may be quite changed.
In the meantime, we are talking with the states and the federal government about the reopening of churches and the gradual relaxation of restrictions. We will work with governments and local authorities at each stage of any resumption of Church life.
We commit to keeping ourselves and each other safe by observing strictly the advice regarding numbers, distancing and hygiene when the reopening of churches is permitted.” …. Read more
Longing for Communion can be exercise in spiritual growth, Jesuit says
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Being unable to receive the Eucharist is a form of sacrifice, but it can … Read More
Charles de Foucauld’s Eucharistic Procession Through the Sahara Desert
“Father de Foucauld, since his conversion, never for one day stopped thinking of that hour after which there are no others…” Read more