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The Month of the Rosary. In 1571 as the Ottoman Empire prepared for the invasion of Italy Pope Pius V called on the Catholic communities throughout Europe to join him in praying the rosary, and ask for protection from the threat of the Ottomans. The battle was a navel encounter off the coast of Greece and is known as the Battle of Lepanto. The battle led to the defeat of the Ottoman fleet on the 7th October and the threat of invasion ended. This led to Pope Pius V declaring the 7th October as the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Many years later in 1884 Pope Leo XIII declared that the entire month of October was to be dedicated to the rosary. By then the recital of the rosary focussed on three mysteries; the Joyful, meditating on the birth of Jesus Christ; the Sorrowful, meditating on Jesus’ passion and death; the Glorious, meditating on Jesus’ Resurrection and Ascension and the beginnings of the Christian community. In 2002 Pope John Paul II added the Luminous Mysteries, meditating on the public life of Jesus. He wrote: With the Rosary, the Christian people sits at the school of Mary and is led to contemplate the beauty on the face of Christ and to experience the depths of his love

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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