MASS TIMES

OUR WARMEST WELCOME to all those who worship with our parish family, the familiar faces and for those who have recently joined us.

We thank God for all of you. If you are not registered with our Parish yet, please feel free to call the parish office, 02 4782 2894, or email at bluemountains@parracatholic.org

 

The Second Vatican Council called the Sacrifice of the Mass "the found and apex of the whole Christian life (Lumen Gentium 11)."

ST CANICE'S CHURCH, KATOOMBA

158 Katoomba Street Katoomba
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Mass

Monday 8.30am
Friday 12.00pm
Saturday 9.30am
Sunday 10.00am

Confession

Monday 9.00am
Friday 12.30pm
Saturday 10.00am

Rosary

Before Daily Mass each day
Saturday Cenacle Rosary and Consecration following 10am Mass

Stations of the Cross

1st Friday of month, 12.30pm

Exposition of Blessed Sacrament

Fridays (Except 1st Friday) 12.30pm

Benediction

1st Saturday of month - (following Mass)

Weekly Divine Mercy Hour

Sundays 12.00pm to 1.00pm

Vespers

4th Monday of month - 6pm

St Canice's Catholic Church Katoomba

ST CANICE'S CHURCH, KATOOMBA

158 Katoomba Street Katoomba
(Opens in Google maps)

Mass

Monday 8.30am
Friday 12.00pm
Saturday 9.30am
Sunday 10.00am

Confession

Monday 9.00am
Friday 12.30pm
Saturday 10.00am

Rosary

Before Daily Mass each day
Saturday Cenacle Rosary and Consecration following 10am Mass

Stations of the Cross

1st Friday of month, 12.30pm

Exposition of Blessed Sacrament

Fridays (Except 1st Friday) 12.30pm

Benediction

1st Saturday of month - (following Mass)

Weekly Divine Mercy Hour

Sundays 12.00pm to 1.00pm

Vespers

4th Monday of month - 6pm

St Canice's Catholic Church Katoomba

ST BONAVENTURE'S CHURCH, LEURA

Mass

Tuesday 5.15pm
1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th Thursday 8.30am
Saturday Vigil 5.00pm
Sunday 5.00pm

Confession

Tuesday 5.40pm
Thursday 4.45pm
Saturday 4.20pm

Rosary

Before Daily Mass each day

Stations of the Cross

4th Tuesday of month, 4.45pm

Exposition of Blessed Sacrament

Tuesdays 4.45pm to 5:15pm (then Mass)
Thursdays (Except 4th Thursday) 4.45pm

Benediction

1st Sunday of month 3.00pm to 4:30pm
Friday 5.00pm

Weekly Divine Mercy Hour

Sundays 12.00pm to 1.00pm

St Bonaventure's Catholic Church Leura

ST BONAVENTURE'S CHURCH, LEURA

Mass

Tuesday 5.15pm
1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th Thursday 8.30am
Saturday Vigil 5.00pm
Sunday 5.00pm

Confession

Tuesday 5.40pm
Thursday 4.45pm
Saturday 4.20pm

Rosary

Before Daily Mass each day

Stations of the Cross

4th Tuesday of month, 4.45pm

Exposition of Blessed Sacrament

Tuesdays 4.45pm to 5:15pm (then Mass)
Thursdays (Except 4th Thursday) 4.45pm

Benediction

1st Sunday of month 3.00pm to 4:30pm
Friday 5.00pm

Weekly Divine Mercy Hour

Sundays 12.00pm to 1.00pm

St Bonaventure's Catholic Church Leura

ST FRANCIS XAVIER'S CHURCH, WENTWORTH FALLS

3 Day Street Wentworth Falls
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Mass

Wednesday 8.30am
Sunday 8.00am

Confession

Wednesday 10.30am
Sunday 9.00am

Rosary

Before Daily Mass each day

Stations of the Cross

1st Tuesday of month, 10.00am

St Francis Xavier Catholic Church Wentworth Falls

ST FRANCIS XAVIER'S CHURCH, WENTWORTH FALLS

3 Day Street Wentworth Falls
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Mass

Wednesday 8.30am
Sunday 8.00am

Confession

Wednesday 10.30am
Sunday 9.00am

Rosary

Before Daily Mass each day

Stations of the Cross

1st Tuesday of month, 10.00am

St Francis Xavier Catholic Church Wentworth Falls

CATECHESIS

“Do This in remembrance of me (Luke 22:19).”

“In the Eucharist the Church is as it were at the foot of the cross with Mary, united with the offering and intercession of Christ (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1370).”

There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, He would have given it to us. St. John Vianney

It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do without Holy Mass. St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) 

  1. On the nature of the Holy Mass

The sacrifice of Christ and the sacrifice of the Eucharist are one single sacrifice: "The victim is one and the same: the same now offers through the ministry of priests, who then offered himself on the cross; only the manner of offering is different." "And since in this divine sacrifice which is celebrated in the Mass, the same Christ who offered himself once in a bloody manner on the altar of the cross is contained and is offered in an unbloody manner. . . this sacrifice is truly propitiatory" (CCC 1367)

  1. On receiving Holy Communion

Anyone who desires to receive Christ in Eucharistic communion must be in the state of grace. Anyone aware of having sinned mortally must not receive communion without having received absolution in the sacrament of penance (CCC 1415)

Communion with the Body and Blood of Christ increases the communicant's union with the Lord, forgives his venial sins, and preserves him from grave sins. Since receiving this sacrament strengthens the bonds of charity between the communicant and Christ, it also reinforces the unity of the Church as the Mystical Body of Christ (CCC 1416)

FUNERAL MASS

On behalf of St Mary MacKillop Parish, please be assured of our sympathy, prayers and support during this difficult time. Dealing with the pain of losing a loved one is difficult, but the Catholic funeral liturgy and traditions offer great comfort when confronting the death of a loved one.

In the Catholic funeral, prayers for the deceased are offered as well as comfort to those in sorrow.

When a person intends to book a Funeral (Requiem) Mass or Service at St Mary MacKillop Parish, they should first contact the Funeral Home who will in turn contact the parish to arrange for an interview with a priest.