ST MARY MAGDALENE, ROSE BAY
835 New South Head Rd
8am Sacred Music (recorded)
10am Sacred Music with singers;
special Children’s Liturgy
6pm Contemporary Hymns
9am Communion Service
Tuesday to Saturday
ST THERESE, DOVER HEIGHTS
15 Napier St
5pm Vigil Mass
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Click here to view a mind-blowing TED talk: our singer & pianist Jonathan Chan’s employer on extraordinary new forms of computing.
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JOANNE SMALL celebrates 5 years as a catechist in our local state school. We thank her for a wonderful contribution to the life of the parish.
CONGRATULATIONS TO NARELLE HILLS, who received the Magdalene Award for 2015. Narelle coordinates the catechists in our local state schools and is a highly valued and committed member of our community.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Congratulations to the 59 young people of our parish who made their First Holy Communion on Sunday 13th September. They are commencing a lifetime commitment to regularly receiving communion and taking part in parish life. To their proud parents, grandparents and families we offer a warm welcome and our assurance to offer whatever support we can as a parish in the development of your child in becoming a loving, compassionate, mature adult. The names of the First Holy Communion recipients are listed here.
Click here to watch the companion video to Laudato si’, the Pope’s recently released Encyclical on the environment – inspiring and thought-provoking.
FRANCIS – THE POPE FROM THE NEW WORLD. He is the first Pope from the Americas, the first Jesuit, and the first to take the name of Francis. Within days he had… watch here.
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Friday 27 May at 7pm. We congratulate the children and welcome them into a new and more responsible role in the church.
Monsignor Doherty will be saying his final Masses as parish priest on Saturday 4 June at St Therese and Sunday 5 June at St Mary Magdalene. All are welcome for a farewell morning tea after the 10am Mass behind the church.
Meditation is held every Tuesday evening. Come along to the Parish Centre at 7pm, no experience necessary.
Click here to read AMORIS LAETITIA (The Joy of Love) by Pope Francis, released 8 April 2016.
VISIT OF GEMMA SISIA & A ST JUDE’S GRADUATE
Last Sunday we welcomed Gemma Sisia and Dorice Livingstone to St Mary Magdalene’s and heard first-hand how the support of the parish has enabled many children in Tanzania to receive a free, high-quality education. Thank you to Gemma and Dorice for including us in your busy schedule! Click here to watch an interview with Gemma and Dorice.
SCHOOL OF ST JUDE, TANZANIA – THANK YOU
The Christmas 2015 collection for Gemma Sisia’s school in Arusha was the most successful appeal we have conducted for the school. Thank you for your very generous response. The amount raised was $26,947.
Click here to read LAUDATO SI: On the Care of Our Common Home by Pope Francis, released 18 June 2015.
GIVING TREE MEMORIAL PLAQUE & DONOR BOOK
In gratitude to those who donated to St Mary Magdalene’s Centenary Appeal last year, we acknowledge the generosity of our parishioners with two forms of remembrance. A memorial plaque, the Giving Tree, has been installed in the chapel of Our Lady next to the altar. The names engraved alongside the Giving Tree are of a deceased family member or members dear to the major appeal donors. A Book of Centenary Donors is also to be displayed in the church, holding the calligraphied names of all those who gave to the appeal and so enabled the restoration of our beautiful church.
CENTENARY CAPITAL APPEAL & MYANMAR WATER TANKS APPEAL
The conservation work on our beautiful sanctuary of prayer and worship St Mary Magdalene’s has now been completed. Our appeal, launched in April 2014, has yielded many wonderfully generous donations. Our target was $500,000, reached in November 2014. At Christmas an appeal was conducted for water tanks in Myanmar, sponsored by Rosemary Breen. The fund stands in excess of $40,000.
The success of these appeals is a work of the superb generosity of the parishioners of Rose Bay and Dover Heights. Congratulations!