Holy Communion for the Sick
Sick and elderly parishioners unable to attend Sunday Mass are encouraged to ask for Holy Communion to be brought to them. (Don’t be reluctant to ask – the parish is here to serve you, and we very much want to bring the Eucharist to you: this is a central part of what we are here for! The Eucharist is the heart of our lives.)
Our normal arrangement is that parishioners who are Extraordinary Ministers will bring Holy Communion to your house at an agreed time on the afternoon of the 3rd Sunday of the month.
If you wish, two or three other weeks of the month, usually on a Wednesday, one of the priests or parish volunteers will bring Holy Communion at an agreed time. When the priest visits, he is also able to administer the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and/or the Sacrament of Reconciliation to those who wish to receive them.
Contact the Parish Office for further details.
Senior Parishioners Day – Anointing Mass
One of the most anticipated events on our annual parish calendar is Senior Parishioners Day, normally held on the first or second Friday in December (around the time of the Parish Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception). In 2017, it will be held on Friday 8th December.
The celebration begins with the Anointing Mass in St Mary’s Church at 11:00, during which the sick and elderly are able to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.
After Mass, there is complimentary Christmas lunch in St Mary’s School Hall. Students from our primary schools serve at tables and provide entertainment.
Transport to and from St Mary’s is provided by parish volunteers for those who require it.
You can RSVP for the event by using the reply slip found in the parish bulletins during November, or simply contact the Parish Office.