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.
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.
Rosary, Adoration and Benediction
Communion service and Rosary
Rosary in Singhalese
Celebration at Shanagolden
St Pats school celebration
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.