Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Monday, March 29, 2021
Saturday, March 27, 2021
The Journey This Week – The Passion narrative, a symbol of our life; love, & mercy. A sombre story of graciousness & abandonment.
Monday, March 22, 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Please find the Timetable for Holy Week and Easter Service 2021
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICE
- Tuesday of Holy Week: Chrism Mass 7.00pm at St Francis Xavier's Cathedral
- Holy Thursday: 7.00pm
- Good Friday:
+ Stations of the Cross 10am at the lower carpark
+ Passion of the Lord 3pm under the school Cola
- Easter Vigil: 7pm
- Easter Sunday: 7.30am, 9am, 10.30am, 5pm
RECONCILIATION FOR EASTER:
- Saturday 27 March 2021 from 11am- 12noon.
- Wednesday of Holy Week: 7pm-8pm
All Masses during Holy Week and Easter need to register except Good Friday ( outdoor celebrations)
Hope you have a happy and holy Easter.
Fr John Ho PP
Sunday, March 21, 2021
Dear Parish Choir,
We have been allowed to sing for the Easter Vigil this year at St Johns.
There are two practices. They will be in the church on:
- Tuesday 23 March 7.30pm to at least 8:30pm, but no later than 9pm,
- Sunday 28 March (Palm Sunday): 7.30pm to at least 8:30pm, but no later than 9pm
There will also be a warm up and practice in the hall on the night of the vigil.
Ben Mackenzie will be playing the organ for the vigil and I will be standing in front of you flapping my arms and pretending to look important.
Please let me know if you can make the vigil and attend the practices.
Please also keep in your prayers Norma McNally who has been seriously unwell of late.
Friday, March 12, 2021
There are few things that I would like to communicate with you
1- Our Diocese allowed us to resume our normal collections. We know that there are 2 collections - 1st Collection for Priests and the 2nd Collection for our Parish Community. We just created the collection bags with handle and we use these one for our collections.
2- Our Holy Father Pope Francis invites people to have 24 hours for the Lord from Friday evening 12 March to Saturday Evening 13 March. Our Parish will expose the Blessed Sacrament after 9 am Mass tomorrow and finish with Vigil Mass. We invite you to join the Catholics around the world to have 24 hours for the Lord.
3- Next weekend we will publish the dates for First Holy Communion, Confirmation and First Reconciliation and the Parents nights of each Sacrament.
4- Anyone has come back to Mass I invite you to go back to Mass especially we are in the Lenten Season to prepare for Easter celebration.
Hope you all have a good weekend.
Yours in Christ,
Fr John Ho PP
Friday, March 5, 2021
The Journey This Week – Engaging with Jesus’ zeal for the Father’s house – Cleansing & rebuilding the temple in our heart