Sacred Triduum Ceremonies



All ceremonies for the Sacred Triduum will take place at
 Sts Peter & Paul Church, Garran:

Holy Thursday: Mass 7PM

Good Friday:  (Day of Fast & Abstinence)
                       Stations of the Cross: 2PM
                       Good Friday Liturgy: 3PM

Saturday Easter Vigil: 10 PM

Easter Sunday: (No Mass at Campbell)
                           10:30 AM Sung Mass




Confession times will be available:

Holy Thursday: After the Mass up until 11:50 PM
Good Friday: After the 3PM liturgy.
Holy Saturday: 9 - 10 AM


Confessions are not planned before the ceremonies on these three days due to necessary preparations.

Australian Requirements for Lenten Fast & Abstinence

Below is a shortcut courtesy of the Archdiocese of Sydney website:

http://www.sydneycatholic.org/news/pdf/1800.pdf



Ash Wednesday Mass Times



The Ash Wednesday Mass times are as follows:

7am low Mass Sts Peter & Paul Church, Garran
7 pm sung Mass Sts Pater & Paul Church, Garran.

Both Masses will have ashes blessed and distributed before the Mass begins.

2 Feb Feast of the purification of the BVM (Candlemas) & 3 Feb Feast of St Blaise


A Missa Cantata will be offered on Monday 2nd Feb for Candlemas at 7 PM; there will be no Mass in the morning.

Everyone is welcome to bring candles made with (at least a portion of) beeswax to be blessed for home use. A procession immediately follows the blessing and distribution of candles, followed by Mass. The primary purpose of the blessing of candles is for use at the altar.


On Tuesday 3 Feb, after the 7 AM Mass, there will be a blessing of throats through the intercession of St Blaise, bishop and martyr. The blessing will also be available after the Masses on Sunday.

Vatican Seeks Input for 2015 Synod on the Family


The Australian Bishops Conference has constructed an online questionnaire to let the Vatican know what Catholics think regarding the Family.

Until 9 Feb, please go to the web site of the Archdiocese for more info (The questionnaire may take an hour or so to complete):

http://www.cg.catholic.org.au/news/view_article.cfm?id=754

The questionnaire begins here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015synodsurvey


Australia Day

Monday 26 January, being Australia Day, Mass will be at the later time of 9 AM.

Jan 6th: The Feast of the Epiphany


A sung Mass will be offered at 7 PM on the Feast of the Epiphany, 6th January. The blessing of chalk,  gold, frankincense and myrrh will take place after Mass. There will be no 7 AM Mass. Epiphany water will be available at Sts Peter & Paul's.

Epiphany house blessings will begin on Wednesday and will continue for some time. A sign-up sheet will be available at the entrance of the church.