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    • MASS TIMES
      Sunday Mass
      Saturday (Vigil) 5:30pm
      Sunday 8am, 10am, 6:30pm
       
       
      Daily Mass
      For Special Feast Days that fall on other weekdays - extra Masses at 8:15am or 6pm
      Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8:15am
       
      Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena, Mass, Cenacle Prayer
      Wednesday 6pm
       
      All Night Prayer Vigil
      1st Friday-Saturday
      1-2 March 2024
      5-6 April 2024
      3-4 May 2024
       
      Starts Friday 7pm, 7:30pm Holy Mass, Finishes Saturday 12:30am Holy Mass
       
      Healing Mass/Anointing of the Sick
      1st Saturday 8:15am
       
       
      EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
      Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat 7:15-8:15am
      Tue-Fri 8-9pm
       
      CONFESSIONS
      Sat 8:45-9:15am, 5-5:25pm
      on request, before/after weekday Mass
      The Sunday obligation
      2180 The precept of the Church specifies the law of the Lord more precisely: "On Sundays and other holy days of obligation the faithful are bound to participate in the Mass." "The precept of participating in the Mass is satisfied by assistance at a Mass which is celebrated anywhere in a Catholic rite either on the holy day or on the evening of the preceding day."
      A day of grace and rest from work.
      2185 On Sundays and other holy days of obligation, the faithful are to refrain from engaging in work or activities that hinder the worship owed to God, the joy proper to the Lord's Day, the performance of the works of mercy, and the appropriate relaxation of mind and body. Family needs or important social service can legitimately excuse from the obligation of Sunday rest. The faithful should see to it that legitimate excuses do not lead to habits prejudicial to religion, family life, and health.
      The charity of truth seeks holy leisure - the necessity of charity accepts just work.
       
    • Parish Bulletins
    • 2024 LENT 14 February - 28 March
      2024
      Lenten Program: All Fridays of Lent
      6:30pm Stations of the Cross followed by Holy Mass + Adoration up to 9pm
       
      14 February
      Ashes on forehand
       
      LENT 14 Feb-28 Mar
      Click to Watch the Easter/Lent video
       
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      Click to Watch the Opening Prayer video
      Traditional Blessing of the Easter Foods on Holy Saturday 10am www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=1064
    • 2024 The Sacred Paschal Triduum: The Mystery of Faith 28-31 March
      The Easter Triduum begins with the Vigil of Holy Thursday. It marks the end of the forty days of Lent and the beginning of the three-day celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ - Holy Thursday, 28 March, Good Friday, 29 March and Easter Vigil/Easter Sunday, 30/31  March. The Fathers of the Second Vatican Council reminded us of the extraordinary significance of the Triduum : "Christ redeemed us all and gave perfect glory to God principally through his paschal mystery: dying he destroyed our death and rising he restored our life. Therefore the Easter Triduum of the passion and resurrection of Christ is the culmination of the entire liturgical year." (General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar, # 18)
       
      The Catechism of the Catholic Church instructs us: "Beginning with the Easter Triduum as its source of light, the new age of the Resurrection fills the whole liturgical year with its brilliance. Gradually, on either side of this source, the year is transfigured by the liturgy. It really is a "year of the Lord's favor." The economy of salvation is at work within the framework of time, but since its fulfillment in the Passover of Jesus and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the culmination of history is anticipated "as a foretaste," and the kingdom of God enters into our time.
       
      "Therefore Easter is not simply one feast among others, but the "Feast of feasts," the "Solemnity of solemnities," just as the Eucharist is the "Sacrament of sacraments" (the Great Sacrament). St. Athanasius calls Easter "the Great Sunday" and the Eastern Churches call Holy Week "the Great Week." The mystery of the Resurrection, in which Christ crushed death, permeates with its powerful energy our old time, until all is subjected to him." (CCC # 1168, 1169)
    • March: Month of St. Joseph
      The month of March is known as the Month of St Joseph and is punctuated by the Solemnity of St Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary on March 19.
      Oh St. Joseph whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the Throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.
      Oh St. Joseph do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your Heavenly power I may offer my Thanksgiving and Homage to the most Loving of Fathers.
      Oh St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart.
      Press Him in my name and kiss His fine Head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.
      St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for us. Amen
       
      Holy Mother Church in Her liturgical tradition has ascribed to different days of the week particular focal points for reflection. Wednesday, “the day the week turns on” is given to St. Joseph. This means that the middle of the week is the perfect time to reflect on, be grateful for, and intercede on behalf of holy fatherhood, both spiritual and biological.
      Sundays honor Christ’s Resurrection; Mondays, the Holy Spirit and holy souls in Purgatory. Tuesdays lay claim to the Holy Angels, and Thursdays are devoted to the Blessed Sacrament and thus the Holy Priesthood. Fridays are dedicated to Christ’s Passion and to His Sacred Heart, while Saturdays honor Our Lady, because it was on Holy Saturday that She waited in joyful hope with the fearful disciples for the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead.
    • Catechism of the Catholic Church

      II. THE PRECEPTS OF THE CHURCH

      2041 The precepts of the Church are set in the context of a moral life bound to and nourished by liturgical life. The obligatory character of these positive laws decreed by the pastoral authorities is meant to guarantee to the faithful the very necessary minimum in the spirit of prayer and moral effort, in the growth in love of God and neighbor:

      2042 The first precept ("You shall attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation and rest from servile labor") requires the faithful to sanctify the day commemorating the Resurrection of the Lord as well as the principal liturgical feasts honoring the mysteries of the Lord, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the saints; in the first place, by participating in the Eucharistic celebration, in which the Christian community is gathered, and by resting from those works and activities which could impede such a sanctification of these days.

      The second precept ("You shall confess your sins at least once a year") ensures preparation for the Eucharist by the reception of the sacrament of reconciliation, which continues Baptism's work of conversion and forgiveness.

      The third precept ("You shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least during the Easter season") guarantees as a minimum the reception of the Lord's Body and Blood in connection with the Paschal feasts, the origin and center of the Christian liturgy.

      2043 The fourth precept ("You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church") ensures the times of ascesis and penance which prepare us for the liturgical feasts and help us acquire mastery over our instincts and freedom of heart.

      The fifth precept ("You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church") means that the faithful are obliged to assist with the material needs of the Church, each according to his own ability.

      The faithful also have the duty of providing for the material needs of the Church, each according to his own abilities.

    • St Patrick's Catholic Primary School – Kogarah Logo
      36 Chapel Street
      Kogarah NSW 2217
      P: 02 9587 8998
      School Email: [email protected]
      School Website: https://stpatskogarah.syd.catholic.edu.au/
       
      St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School is located in the St. George area. It was founded in 1862 and was originally staffed by lay teachers. The Sisters of St. Joseph provided the ministry for the school from the early 1900's until 1986. Since this time, lay leadership has been under the direction of the Catholic Education Office, Sydney.
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    • DATES SHOULD BE: Tuesday, 1 October - Sunday, 13 October 2024
      During the School Holidays