St Gertrude the Great, Patroness of Our Parish – Feast Day  16 November   St Gertrude was born in Saxony, as a child Gertrude was taken to the Benedictine Abbey of Helfta, which was a centre of culture and learning, Gertrude studied and wrote all her life. At age 25 she reported special revelations from… Read More


All Souls Day – Feast Day  2 November   Upcoming this Month of November: 14 and 15 November St Gertrude’s Feast Day St Gertrude’s Patronal Feast of Our Parish. We will celebrate this feast in our churches during the weekend of 14/15 November.… Read More


All Saints – Solemnity  1 November   Weekly Bulletin; 1 November 2020 Bulletin Upcoming this Month of November: Monday 2 November The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed All Souls Day Mass Times: 7:00 am St Therese Church 9:15 am St Benedict’s Shrine-Smithfield 7:00 pm St Benedict’s Shrine -Smithfield   14 and 15 November St Gertrude’s… Read More


Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles – Feast Day 28 October Simon came from Cana and was called ‘Zealot” – perhaps a member of the activist political party against Roman occupation of Judaea. Tradition holds he suffered martyrdom after preaching in Egypt and Persia. The Apostle Jude, called Thaddeus, spoke with Jesus during the Last Supper… Read More


Our Lady of The Rosary – Feast Day 7 October Hail Mary Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen. Mass… Read More


The Holy Guardian Angels – Feast Day 2 October Prayer to Our Guardian Angel: Angel of God, my guardian dear to whom God’s love commits me here. Ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen As today is the First Friday of the Month, Mass times will… Read More


Saint Therese of the Child Jesus; Virgin, Doctor – Feast Day A Patron Saint in our Parish 1 October Therese Martin, the popular ‘Little Flower of Jesus,’ obtained special permission to enter the cloistered Carmelites of Lisieux at age 15. She developed a spiritual approach of striving for holiness through her childlike confidence in God’s… Read More


Saint Padre Pio – Feast Day 23 September  Born into an Italian farm family, Francesco Forgione overcame bad health and poverty to realise his dream of becoming a Capuchin Priest. He dedicated himself to prayer and works of mercy, even building a hospital to care for the sick. A stigmatist and mystic, he lived the… Read More


Exaltation of the Holy Cross – Feast Day 14 September  The bronze serpent on a standard is a well-known symbol of the medical profession. Its origins go back to the time when God halted the repentant Israelites in the wilderness through a bronze serpent that Moses fashioned and placed on a standard. In today’s Gospel,… Read More