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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) - 21 July

21st July 2024
“Our hearts were made for You, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in You.” - St Augustine of Hippo   A reflection on today's scriptural readings by the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen:   "The Gospel tells us that Our Blessed Lord wit ... read more

Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel - 16 July

16th July 2024
In the 12th Century, Hermits lived on Mount Carmel near the Fountain of Elijah in northern Israel. They had a chapel dedicated to Our Lady. By the 13th century they became known as “Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.” They celebrated a special Mass and Office in honour of Mary ... read more

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) - 14 July

14th July 2024
“Remember that the Christian life is one of action; not of speech and daydreams. Let there be few words and many deeds, and let them be done well.” - St Vincent Pallotti   A reflection on today's readings by the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen:   ... read more

Sea Sunday - 14 July 2024

14th July 2024
Sea Sunday, being the second Sunday in July, is the day on which the Catholic Church particularly prays for all seafarers and their families and give thanks for their lives and work.   Known to seafarers around the world as Stella Maris, the Apostleship of the Sea ministry is ... read more

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) - 7 July

7th July 2024
“Christ does not force our will, He takes what we give Him. But He does not give Himself entirely until He sees that we yield ourselves entirely to Him.” - St Teresa of Avila   A reflection on today's Gospel by the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen:   ... read more

First Friday and Saturday of July 2024

5th July 2024
The first Friday and Saturday of July, being the month of the Most Precious Blood, will be Friday 5 July and Saturday 6 July. Mass will be celebrated at the following times:   Friday - Rosary 8.30am / Mass 9.00am followed by Adoration and Benediction Saturday - Rosary 8.30am / ... read more

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) - 30 June

30th June 2024
“The greater and more persistent your confidence in God, the more abundantly you will receive all that you ask.” - St Albert the Great   A reflection on today's Gospel reading by the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen:   "Our Lord worked many mira ... read more

Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist - 24 June

24th June 2024
"I tell you solemnly, of all the children born of women a greater than John the Baptist has never been seen." (Matt 11:11)   Today we celebrate the birth of St John the Baptist. The Catholic Church ordinarily does not mark the birthday of saints, however there are two notable ... read more

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) - 23 June

23rd June 2024
“When God is with us, we have nothing to fear.” - Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati   A reflection on today's scriptural readings by the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen:   "Divine love is sacrificial love. Love does not mean to have and to own and to p ... read more

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) - 16 June

16th June 2024
“Know that the greatest service that man can offer to God is to help convert souls.” - St Rose of Lima   A reflection on today's scriptural readings by the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen:   "We have three different ways of living, only three. ... read more

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) - 9 June

9th June 2024
“It is in the adorable Heart of Jesus that we find every weapon proper to our defence, every remedy for the cure of our ills, the most powerful assistance against the assaults of our enemies, the sweetest consolation to relieve our sufferings, the purest delight to crown our souls with ... read more

Feast Day of the Immaculate Heart of Mary - 8 June

8th June 2024
“O Mary, may all nations glorify your Immaculate Heart! May the whole earth invoke and bless your Immaculate Heart!" - St John Vianney   Today we honour the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Rosary will be prayed at 8.30am, followed by Holy Mass at 9.00am. P ... read more

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (Year B) - 7 June

7th June 2024
This year we are especially blessed as the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus falls on the First Friday in June, which is the holy month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is a day on which we can make a powerful Act of Reparation for all the wounds which have been, and are being, inf ... read more

Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles

6th June 2024
Our parish is blessed to receive an exhibition of Eucharistic miracles, which is based on the work of Bl Carlo. He developed a webpage www.miracolieucaristici.org to show to the world 32 eucharistic miracles from history. He said that “the Eucharist is my highway to heaven.” Carlo will ... read more

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ / Corpus Christi (Year B) - 2 June

2nd June 2024
“Upon receiving Holy Communion, the Adorable Blood of Jesus Christ really flows in our veins and His Flesh is really blended with ours.” - St John Vianney   A reflection on today's Gospel by the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen:   "A Covenant ... read more

First Saturday of June 2024

1st June 2024
The First Saturday in June, being the holy month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, will be Saturday 1 June.Our Parish Priest will be available to hear confessions from 8.00am to 8.30am.There will be praying of the Rosary at 8.30am followed by Holy Mass at 9am.Please come and join us in observing this ho ... read more

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity - 26 May

26th May 2024
“The three Persons are distinct from one another; a sublime knowledge is infused into the soul, imbuing it with a certainty of the truth that the Three are of one substance, power, and knowledge and are one God.” - St Teresa of Avila   A reflection on the Most Ho ... read more

Solemnity of Our Lady, Help of Christians, Patroness of Australia - 24 May

24th May 2024
Sacred Heart Parish Inverell invites everyone to join us in honouring the Blessed Virgin Mary under her title 'Our Lady, Help of Christians' today with the praying of the Holy Rosary at 7am followed by Holy Mass at 7.30am.   May 24 is the Solemnity of Our Lady, Help of Christi ... read more

Pentecost Sunday - 19 May

19th May 2024
“The charity of God is poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit Who is given to us. He who has a share of daylight has that light from the sun; in the same way he who has charity has it from the Holy Spirit.” - St Thomas Aquinas   Happy Birthday to the One, Holy ... read more

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord (Year B) - 12 May

12th May 2024
“Today our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven; let our hearts ascend with Him … and although He ascended alone, we also ascend, because we are in Him by grace.” - St Augustine of Hippo   A reflection on today's Gospel by the Venerable Archbishop Fulton ... read more

12 May - Mother's Day

12th May 2024
12 May - Mother's Day 🤰💖🤱🌟👩‍👧‍👦💐 A reflection on Mothers by the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen   "In a mother two of the great spiritual laws are united into one: love of neighbour and cooperation ... read more

6th Sunday of Easter (Year B) - 5 May

5th May 2024
“Since God is perfect in loving man, man must be perfect in loving his neighbour.” - St Vincent Pallotti   A reflection on today's Gospel by the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen:   "‘This is My commandment, that you should love One another ... read more

First Friday and Saturday of May 2024

3rd May 2024
The First Friday and Saturday in May, being the holy month of the Blessed Virgin Mary, will be Friday 3 May and Saturday 4 May. Mass will be celebrated at the following times:   Friday - Rosary 11.30am / Mass 12 Noon followed by Adoration and Benediction Saturday - Rosary 8.30a ... read more

5th Sunday of Easter (Year B) - 28 April

28th April 2024
“The secret of spiritual fruitfulness is union with God, union that is realised above all in the Eucharist.” - Pope Benedict XVI   A reflection on today's Gospel by the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen:   "The figure of the vine He [Christ] used ... read more

4th Sunday of Easter / Good Shepherd Sunday - 21 April

21st April 2024
“Is not our Lord as meek and humble in the Blessed Sacrament as He was during His life on earth? Is He not always the Good Shepherd, the Divine Consoler, the Changeless Friend? Happy the soul that knows how to find Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, and in the Eucharist all things!” - ... read more

Message of Pope Francis for World Day of Prayer for Vocations

20th April 2024
Dear brothers and sisters! Each year, the World Day of Prayer for Vocations invites us to reflect on the precious gift of the Lord’s call to each of us, as members of his faithful pilgrim people, to participate in his loving plan and to embody the beauty of the Gospel in different states of l ... read more

Archbishop Fisher - statement on the stabbings at Wakeley

17th April 2024
A Statement from the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Most Rev. Anthony Fisher OP The stabbing of Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel and Father Isaac Royel is shocking and has caused distress to many in the community. https://www.sydneycatholic.org/addresses-and-statements/2024/worship-without-fear/ ... read more

3rd Sunday of Easter (Year B) - 14 April

14th April 2024
“Where have Your love, Your mercy, Your compassion shone out more luminously than in Your wounds, sweet, gentle Lord of mercy?” - St Bernard of Clairvaux   A reflection on today's Gospel by the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen:   "Peace is the f ... read more

Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

8th April 2024
In 2024, because it fell during Holy Week, the Solemnity of the Annunciation, normally celebrated on 25 March, is observed on Monday 8 April.   "As in the first garden Eve brought destruction, so in the garden of her womb, Mary would now bring Redemption." - Venerable Fulton ... read more

2nd Sunday of Easter / Divine Mercy Sunday (Year B) - 7 April

7th April 2024
“We have only to beg pardon and all is repaired by that act of love. Jesus opens His heart to us. He forgets our infidelities and does not want to recall them. He will do even more. He will love us even better than before we committed that fault.” - St Therese of Lisieux & ... read more

First Friday and Saturday of April 2024

5th April 2024
The First Friday and Saturday in April, being the holy month of the Holy Eucharist, will be Friday 5 April and Saturday 6 April. Mass will be celebrated at the following times: Friday - Rosary 11.30am / Mass 12 Noon followed by Adoration and Benediction Saturday - Rosary 8.30am / Mass 9a ... read more

Sunday of the Resurrection / Easter Sunday - 31 March 2024

31st March 2024
  “Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen. Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice. Christ is risen, and life reigns. Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in the grave. For Christ, being risen from the dead, is become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. ... read more

Good Friday - 29 March

29th March 2024
"A single tear shed at the remembrance of the Passion of Jesus is worth more than a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, or a year of fasting on bread and water." - St Augustine of Hippo   Sacred Heart Parish Inverell invites everyone to join in observing this important day by attending ... read more

Holy Week & Easter Schedule 2024

24th March 2024
Palm Sunday - 24 March9:00am Sunday Morning Holy Thursday - 28 March6:00pm Mass of the Lord's Supper Good Friday - 29 March10:00am Stations of the Cross11:00am to 12noon Confession3:00pm Commemoration of the Lord's Passion4:00pm to 5:00pm Confession Holy Saturday - 30 March7:15pm Easter Vigil in ... read more

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord (Year B) - 24 March

22nd March 2024
"Palm Sunday marks the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. But he entered in humility, not in pomp and power. To humble ourselves and make our souls the garments that we spread before him, this is the greeting he desires." - St Andrew of Crete   A reflection on today's Gospel rea ... read more

Solemnity of St Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

19th March 2024
"He was chosen by the Eternal Father as the trustworthy guardian and protector of His greatest treasures, namely, His Divine Son and Mary." - St Bernardine of Siena All are welcome to join our parish as we celebrate Holy Mass in honour of St Joseph today at 9.00am. The Holy Rosary w ... read more

5th Sunday of Lent (Year B) - 17 March

15th March 2024
“In all He did from the Incarnation to the Cross, the end Jesus Christ had in mind was the gift of the Eucharist, His personal and corporal union with each Christian, through Communion. He saw in It the means of communicating to us all the treasures of His Passion, all the virtues of His S ... read more

Laetare Sunday / 4th Sunday of Lent (Year B) - 10 March

8th March 2024
  “The Cross of Christ was mysteriously proclaimed in advance and foreshadowed from generations of old and no one was ever reconciled with God except by the power of the Cross.” – St Gregory Palamas   The fourth Sunday of Lent marks the halfway poin ... read more

3rd Sunday of Lent (Year B) 3 March

3rd March 2024
“He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust.” - St Thomas Aquinas A reflection on today's Gospel reading by the Ve ... read more

2nd Sunday of Lent (Year B) 25 February

25th February 2024
“At His transfiguration Christ showed His disciples the splendour of His beauty, to which He will shape and colour those who are His.” - St Thomas Aquinas A reflection on today's Gospel reading by the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen: "Peter on the mountain of ... read more

1st Sunday of Lent - 18 February

18th February 2024
“Lent is a period of spiritual ‘combat’ which we must experience alongside Jesus, not with pride and presumption, but using the arms of faith, prayer, listening to the word of God, and penance.” - Pope Benedict XVI A reflection on today's readings by the Vene ... read more

Ash Wednesday - 14 February

14th February 2024
"For 40 days, what is the Church doing? She calls us to fast. Why? To overcome our disordered attachment to physical pleasure. For 40 days, the Church calls us to intensify our giving of alms. Why? To overcome our disordered attachment to possessions, to money, to things. And then finally, f ... read more

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) - 11 February

11th February 2024
“Turn all your thoughts and aspirations to heaven. Work hard to secure for yourself a place there forever.” - St Damien of Molokai A reflection on today's Gospel by the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen: "Christ worked miracles as signs to convince men that He w ... read more

Message for Lent 2024

8th February 2024
Message of the Holy Father Through the Desert God Leads us to Freedom Dear brothers and sisters! When our God reveals himself, his message is always one of freedom: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery” (Ex 20:2). These are the ... read more

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) - 4 February

4th February 2024
“Only one thing is necessary in your anguish: bear everything with resignation to the Divine Will; for this will help you to attain your eternal salvation. Hope with a lively faith and you will receive everything from Almighty God.” - St Gerard Majella A reflection on to ... read more

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) - 28 January

28th January 2024
“God never refuses grace to those who honestly ask for it … for He loves us, not because of the way we are, but because of what we can be through His grace.” - Ven. Fulton J Sheen A reflection on today's Gospel by Pope Benedict XVI: "This Sunday’s G ... read more

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B) - 21 January

21st January 2024
“I tell you that you have less to suffer in following the Cross than in serving the world and its pleasures.” - St John Vianney A reflection on today's Gospel by the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen: "Our Lord’s great command was: 'Follow Me!' By calling ... read more

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) - 14 January

14th January 2024
“Recognise in this bread what hung on the cross, and in this chalice what flowed from His side … whatever was in many and varied ways announced beforehand in the sacrifices of the Old Testament pertains to this one sacrifice which is revealed in the New Testament.” - St Au ... read more

Solemnity of the Epiphany (Year B) - 7 January

7th January 2024
“Today the Magi gaze in deep wonder at what they see: heaven on earth, earth in heaven, man in God, God in man, One whom the whole universe cannot contain now enclosed in a tiny body. As they look, they believe and do not question, as their symbolic gifts bear witness: incense for God, ... read more