Memorial of St Philip Neri

This morning's Mass is on the Memorial of St Philip Neri, Founder of the Congregation of the Oratory. 

This year, it had been our intention to make something special of celebrating this Memorial of the Founder of the Oratory by way of marking the first Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage since the great occasion of the Canonisation in Rome of Cardinal John Henry Newman: a Saint who lived, worked and died in our Diocese, but who is revered and honoured throughout the Catholic world.

Stations of the Cross

The prayers and devotions that are part of our life of faith in our parishes and schools take on a special meaning when they are prayed in a different setting. In Lourdes, there are various locations for the Stations of the Cross: some are on ground level and accessible for wheelchairs and those who wish to make the prayer ‘on the flat’. There are also some amazing representations of the Stations of the Cross, high up on a hill which requires some strenuous climbing, and maybe something of what Christ himself endured in the struggle of the Way of the Cross.

The images of the Stations that will accompany this time of prayer are those Stations up on the Hill in Lourdes.

The Stations have the ability to transport us: picture, for a moment, the Stations of the Cross in your own church or school setting. If you have seen them often over many years, they are very familiar to you. And yet, the Stations of the Cross, when prayed and experienced in a new setting can reveal to us new perspectives on this prayer, this devotion.

We pray it together and we keep in mind all those who carry a burden in their lives. We pray the Stations of the Cross with Jesus himself, whose journey to Calvary gives meaning to this prayer.

10am: Mass from Our Lady and St Brigid, Northfield with Fr Cecil Rogerson

Click on the image below to join the Mass live stream at 10am.

12noon: Video Message from Rich Miastowski, Assistant Principal Hagley RC School

Video will be available from 12 noon

5pm: Livestreamed Zoom liturgy: Stations of the Cross with Fr Craig Szmidt

8pm: Virtual Marian Procession (Sorrowful mysteries)