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Archbishop Fisher - statement on the stabbings at Wakeley

17th April 2024 ... 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