Welcome to our Parishes

Why is Devotion to Mary Important? The month of May is one of the five months of the year that promotes a devotion to Mary Mother of God. The other four months being August, September, October and December. But why we may ask is such devotion to Mary promoted by the Catholic Church – wouldn’t it distract us from God? Scripture gives us the answer. We have recently listened on Good Friday to the Passion of our Lord according to John in which Jesus with his final breath, says to his beloved disciple, ‘this is your mother’ and to his mother ‘this is your son’ (Jn 19:26-27). Mary becomes the spiritual mother of every beloved disciple, every follower of Jesus in fact everyone for whom Jesus’ passion death and resurrection brings redemption and renewal. Jesus has come to us through Mary. The Annunciation by the Arch Angel Gabriel is accepted by Mary, she gives birth to Jesus in Bethlehem, Mary instructs the servants at the Wedding feast at Cana to ‘do what he tells you’ and walks with her Son to Calvary. And as they wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit the disciples gather with Mary in prayer. Instead of being a distraction Mary becomes a means through which we come to her Son in prayer and discover a deeper understanding of the incarnation, God becoming human so that we can have revealed to us the love of our Father in heaven

Service times and Sacraments

Attending Mass

The Sunday obligation has been lifted because of the pandemic. This means that you do not need to attend mass on a Sunday and can attend on another day of the week.

Living with the virus has been challenging but we have also found new ways of living our faith. May we continue to journey together with generous hearts and growing trust in the presence of the Lord in our lives. God Bless, Fr Desmond.

Streamed Services

The Saturday 6pm evening Mass at the Immaculate Conception and the 11am Mass at St Gerard's on Sunday are streamed live.

We hope that these opportunities will help people who are house bound, living in Nursing/Residential Homes or in hospital/hospice. Any friend interested in what goes on in our churches might also find these live recordings helpful as well as members of our parish communities who may be travelling.

Mass Times

St. Gerard's
Saturday 11am
Sunday 11am
Wednesday 10am
The Immaculate Conception
Saturday 6pm
Sunday 9am
Monday 10am
Thursday 7pm
Friday 10am

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