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The Dedication of August to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The main Marian feast during August is the Assumption of Our Lady to heaven, so why is the month dedicated to her Immaculate Heart? Pope Pius XII had a devotion to Our Lady of Fatima which grew stronger as the Second World War broke out. In response to a request from Our Lady of Fatima, Pope Pius consecrated the world to her Immaculate Heart and in 1944 established the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the 22nd August, eight days after celebrating her Assumption. Her intercession for peace among nations, freedom for the Church, the conversion of sinners, the love of purity and the practice of virtue was sought. Later Pope Paul VI decided to switch the feasts of Our Lady’s Queenship and Immaculate Heart. The feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was brought closer to the feast of the Sacred Heart and is now celebrated on the Saturday after the feast of the Sacred Heart and the Queenship Of Mary celebrated on the 22nd August. The month of August however, retained the dedication to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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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