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

Solemnity of Our Lady of Jasna Gora 26 August      On Wednesday 26 August 2 Masses will be celebrated in our Parish for the Solemnity of Our Lady of Jasna Gora “Black Madonna”:  † 7:00 am at St. Therese Church Fairfield West and at  † 7:00 pm at St Benedict’s Smithfield Wednesday evening   A Brief History of the Image of Częstochowa  The Black Madonna of Częstochowa, also known as Our Lady of Częstochowa,… Read More

St Bartholomew Feast Day – Apostle and Martyr 24 August Saint Bartholomew lived in the first century AD and was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ. Saint Bartholomew is credited with many miracles related to the weight of objects. He was martyred in Armenia, Caucasia. Due to the nature of his martyrdom, Saint Bartholomew… Read More

 Solemnity of The Assumption of Our Blessed Mother 15 August The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Holy day of obligation. This year the Solemnity falls on Saturday 15 August. There will be three Masses celebrated in the Parish. St Benedict’s Shrine Smithfield: Friday 14th August Vigil of the Solemnity… Read More

St Maximillian Mary Kolbe Feast Day – Priest and Martyr 14 August Born near Lodz, Poland, Raymond Kolbe became a Franciscan Priest and took the name Maximilian. He was intensely devoted to The Blessed Virgin Mary, and established an organisation called the Militia of Mary Immaculate. He began publishing a monthly magazine that soon had… Read More

Saint Lawrence Feast Day – Martyr and Deacon 10 August Saint Lawrence or Laurence was one of the seven deacons of the city of Rome, Italy, under Pope Sixtus II who were martyred in the persecution of the Christians that the Roman Emperor Valerian ordered in 258. Saint Lawrence, also spelled Laurence, died in 258 in Rome… Read More

Saint Mary of The Cross MacKillop – Solemnity 8 August Australia’s First Saint   We remember St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Australia’s First Saint, for her dedication in caring for the human and spiritual needs of children, and her care for the poor and destitute. Underpinning all of her activities was her faith in divine… Read More

We pray for all priest around the world and especially for the Priests of our Parish: Fr Jarek, Fr Wojtek, Fr Peter James and all Priests and brothers of the Pauline Order. PRAYER FOR PARISH PRIESTS BY SAINT JOHN VIANNEY Pray that God may give to His Church today many more Priests after His own… Read More