Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord 25 March The Solemnity of the Annunciation celebrates the coming of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to announce to her the special mission God had chosen for her in being the mother of His only son.   Mass Times: 7:00 am – St Therese Church –… Read More


Solemnity of St. Joseph 19 March As this year is celebrated as the Year of St. Joseph, there will be three Masses celebrated in our Parish churches: St. Therese 7.00am Mass St. Benedict’s 9.15am Mass 7.00pm Stations of the Cross 7.30pm Solemn Mass followed by devotion Please join us to honour the Spouse of Mary… Read More


Ash Wednesday – Mass Times February 17 Mass times with distribution of Ashes 7:00 am St Therese Church – Fairfield West 7:00 pm St Benedict’s Shrine – Smithfield followed by Exposition of Blessed Sacrament with shortened Novena  … Read More


Our Lady of Lourdes – Solemnity February 11 Our Lady of Lourdes, Pray for us Prayer to Our Lady May we be assisted, we beseech thee, O Lord, by the worshipful intercession of Thy glorious Mother, the ever-Virgin Mary; That we who have been enriched by her perpetual blessings, may be delivered from all dangers,… Read More


The Feast of The Presentation of The Lord February 2 40 days since the joyful birth of Jesus It is tradition in the Catholic Church to bless candles at this Mass. These candles then stay with the family during the year and are lit to remind them of Christ the light, especially during storms or placed… Read More


Baptism of the Lord – Feast January 10 Mark 1:7-11 In the course of his preaching John the Baptist said: ‘Someone is following me, someone who is more powerful than I am, and I am not fit to kneel down and undo the strap of his sandals. I have baptised you with water, but he… Read More


The Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary – Solemnity December 8 Today’s Feast reminds us of the Church’s teaching that the Virgin Mary was conceived without the stain of original sin, this was a special and fitting honour bestowed on the one who would give birth to the Saviour. Mary still had to walk by faith… Read More


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