THE ICON OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP

Bishop Patrick O’Regan has announced a Diocesan Assembly to be held on 13-14 September at Marist-Sion College Warragul. During the Plenary Council 2020 Listening and Dialogue process, several common topics have emerged. It has become evident that many of the suggestions which have been made can be initiated and implemented at a local Diocesan level.

 The Diocesan Assembly, while part of the overall Plenary journey, is of vital importance as it will provide us with the opportunity to together discern and discuss what it is that we can do here and now for our local Church in the Diocese of Sale. 

In the months leading up to the Assembly, the Diocesan community is being invited to embark on a period of prayer and preparation with a Diocesan Pilgrimage of the Icon of our Lady of Perpetual Help (the patroness of our Diocese) and the Diocesan Plenary 2020 Candle. Each parish will host the Icon and Candle for one week with the opportunity to receive and bless the Icon at weekend Masses and have it displayed for prayer during the week

Parish Plans during the week. 

The Icon is visiting our parish next week and will be welcomed by the adoration group with Rosary and Benediction of the  Blessed Sacrament.  There will also be Rosary at 5:30 pm before the 6:00 pm vigil mass on Saturday and at 4:30 pm on Sunday. There will be two Rosaries on Monday, one after the 9:30 am communion service and at 7:30 pm in Singhalese  The icon will leave for Shanagolden on Tuesday, after mass then returning to our parish on Wednesday, when St Patrick’s School will conduct a prayer service at 2:15 pm. There will be a special St Patrick’s parish celebration on Wednesday 22nd May at 7:30 pm with a liturgy prepared for the evening. It will also include a blessing of medals and rosaries which the parishioners are encouraged to bring.  The icon will leave for St Claire’s and then onto St Francis Xavier on Thursday before being taken to St Michael’s Parish in Berwick.

Parishioners are encouraged to form groups and opt for sessions to pray the rosary in front of the icon, for which a sign in sheet is available at the church Foyer.

Saturday

9:30 am

Rosary, Adoration and Benediction

 

5:30pm

Rosary

Sunday

4:30 pm

Rosary

Monday

9:00am

Communion service and Rosary

 

7:00pm

Rosary in Singhalese

Tuesday

2:30pm

Celebration at Shanagolden

Wednesday

2:15 pm

St Pats school celebration   

 

7:30 pm

Parish Celebration for the Icon.

The Video of Vicar General Fr Peter Slater talking about the history of the Icon of of our Lady of Perpetual Help. 

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