The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist

Jesus said “Do not work for food that cannot last, but work for food that endures to eternal life, the kind of food the Son of Man is offering you.” (John 6v27)

The celebration of the Holy Eucharist, the Mass, is at the heart of the life of the Parish, and is celebrated daily. For times see the weekly newsletter. However, the essence of our celebration of the Mass centres on Sunday, the Day of the Resurrection. The Church gathers to be with Her Risen Lord as He commanded at the last Supper, “Do this in remembrance of Me”. All Catholics should make this celebration a priority in their lives and their Sundays. The Sunday Mass is the realisation of the Church in any locality. Attendance at Sunday Mass is the expression of our membership of the family of Christ. It is a weekly obligation that fulfils the first two Commandments.

Times of the Sunday Mass are the Vigil Mass (on Saturday at 6pm) and Sunday at 9.00am and  11.00am Solemn Mass, and 4.00pm Mass (in Polish). On Holy Days of Obligation, Mass is at 9.30am & 7.00pm. There is a liturgy of the Word for young children at the 9am and 11am Mass on Sunday. Periods of Adoration of the Blessed Eucharist take place each Saturday from 4.45-5.45pm and an annual 40 Hours devotion. The Polish Community holds First Friday Adoration and Mass from 6.00-8.00pm.