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Holy Week Schedule 2021 

SFX—St Francis Xavier Cathedral, WollongongChrist Crucified Velazquez 1
SJV—St John Vianney Co-Cathedral, Fairy Meadow
SBG—St Brigid’s Church, Gwynneville
MDB—Mater Dolorosa Church, Balgownie

 Mon 29 Mar  Monday of Holy Week, SFX 7am 
Tue 30 Mar Tuesday of Holy Week, SFX 7am
  Tuesday of Holy Week, SJV 9.30am
Tue 30 Mar   Mass of the Chrism, SFX 7pm
Wed 31 Mar Wednesday of Holy Week, SFX 7am
  Wednesday of Holy Week, SFX 11am (Confessions)
  Wednesday of Holy Week, SFX 6.30pm (Holy Hour)
Thu  1 Apr  No Morning Masses
  Mass of the Lord’s Supper, SBG 5pm
  Mass of the Lord’s Supper, SJV 6pm
  Mass of the Lord’s Supper, SFX 7pm
Fri 2 Apr Stations of the Cross, SBG 9am
  Stations of the Cross, SJV 9.30am
  Stations of the Cross, SFX 10am
Fri 2 Apr Passion of our Lord, SFX3pm
  Passion of our Lord, SJV 3pm
  Passion of our Lord, SBG 3pm
Sat 3 Apr   Easter Vigil, SBG 5.30pm
  Easter Vigil, SJV 6pm
  Easter Vigil, SFX7pm
Sun 4 Apr   Easter Sunday Mass, SFX7am
  Easter Sunday Mass, SFX 10.30am
  Easter Sunday Mass, SFX 5pm
Sun 4 Apr   Easter Sunday Mass, SBG 9am
Sun 4 Apr   Easter Sunday Mass, SJV 8.30am
Sun 4 Apr   Easter Sunday Mass, MDB 10am

Sacramental Programme 2021

In Lumen Christi Catholic Parishes we acknowledge parents as the first educators in the Catholic Faith of their children. Our Parish based Sacramental programme reflects this perspective as we
support you in the preparation of your child for the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation.
Each year we conduct an evaluation of our Sacramental Programme. As a result of this year’s review, we would like to inform you of the structure of the 2021 Sacramental Programme.

Prior to enrolling your child into the Lumen Christi Sacramental Programme you, as parents/carers will be asked to attend a parent meeting which will be led by the Parish Administrator, Fr Bernard. This meeting is a requirement for enrolment into any of our Sacramental Programmes.

The Sacramental Programme for each Sacrament (Reconciliation/Confirmation/First Holy Communion) will be five weeks in length, commencing with the Parent meeting mentioned above.
To ensure careful preparation, attendance by the child and an accompanying parent/carer at the following four sessions is essential to ensure preparation for the reception of the Sacraments.
The sessions for each Sacrament will be held in St John Vianney Co-Cathedral commencing at 6.30 pm.


Parent Meeting: Wednesday 24th March or Thursday 25th March 6.30 pm in St John Vianney Co-Cathedral
Meeting 2: Confirmation Programme Session 1: 21st or 22nd April 6.30 pm in St John Vianney Co-Cathedral
Meeting 3: Confirmation Programme Session 2: 28th or 29th April 6.30 pm in St John Vianney Co-Cathedral
Meeting 4: Confirmation Programme Session 3: 5th or 6th May 6.30 pm in St John Vianney Co-Cathedral
Meeting 5: Confirmation Programme Session 4: 12th or 13th May 6.30 pm in St John Vianney Co-Cathedral
Sacrament of Confirmation around the Feast of Pentecost Sunday, 21st – 23rd May


Sacrament of the Eucharist Dates
Weekend of:
14th/15th Aug
21st/22nd Aug
28th/29th Aug

First Communion will be celebrated during Parish Mass times on these weekends. You will be notified of Mass times and Mass allocations in due time.
There are costs associated with our Sacramental programmes, such as wages, necessary items for Sacred Liturgy, maintenance of church buildings, and cleaning of the church. Therefore, we ask that you contribute the following so that we can continue to offer the Sacramental Programmes in an appropriate way:

Download Enrolement Form - Confirmation: $40 
(PARENT ENROLEMENT Wednesday 24th & 25th March 2021)


We look forward to meeting you all during our 2021 Sacramental Programme when we will work together to form your children in the understanding and the practice of our Catholic Faith.

Mass Attednance  

COVID Safe Badge Digital
You are no-longer be pre-registration bookings for weekend Masses. NSW Health now requires all parishes to keep a record of name, contact number and entry time for all staff, volunteers, visitors and contractors for a period of at least 28 days, using electronic collection (e.g. using a QR code).

Parishioners will be asked to scan the QR code upon entry using their smart phone. Alternatively, see the door monitor for your details to be entered through an iPad.

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Upcoming Events

6 Mar
Today's Color: Purple
Today's Rank: Weekday
6 Mar
SBG, Mass
06.03.21 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm