Monday 20 July – Weekday
9.30am Contemplative Mass
Tuesday 21 July – Weekday
No Mass today
Wednesday 22 July – S Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene is intimately linked with Jesus and the emergence of the Christian Faith. At the Crucifixion, Mary was there supporting Jesus in his final moments and mourns his death. She also discovers the Empty Tomb, and was a witness to the Resurrection.
9.30am Mass for Healing followed by Coffee
Thursday 23 July – S Bridget of Sweden
From age seven on, Bridget had visions of Christ crucified. Her visions formed the basis for her activity—always with the emphasis on charity rather than spiritual favours. She lived her married life in the court of the Swedish king Magnus II. Mother of eight children (the second eldest was St. Catherine of Sweden), she lived the strict life of a penitent after her husband’s death. Bridget founded a monastery for men and women which expanded into an Order known as the Bridgetines. She died in 1373.
6pm Eucharistic Adoration until 7pm Mass
Friday 24 July – S Charbel Makhlouf
Although he never travelled far from the Lebanese village of Beka-Kafra, where he was born, the influence of S Charbel Makhlouf has spread widely. Joseph Zaroun Makluf (at the age of 23) joined the Monastery of St. Maron at Annaya, Lebanon, and took the name Charbel in honour of a second-century martyr. He professed his final vows in 1853 and was ordained six years later. Charbel lived as a hermit from 1875 until his death. His reputation for holiness prompted people to seek him to receive a blessing and to be remembered in his prayers. He followed a strict fast and was very devoted to the Blessed Sacrament.
9.30am Mass for Mission
Saturday 25 July – S James the Apostle
This James is the brother of John the Evangelist. The two were called by Jesus as they worked with their father in a fishing boat on the Sea of Galilee. James was one of the three who had the privilege of witnessing the Transfiguration, the raising to life of the daughter of Jairus and the agony in Gethsemani. James was apparently the first of the apostles to be martyred. “About that time King Herod laid hands upon some members of the church to harm them. He had James, the brother of John, killed by the sword, and when he saw that this was pleasing to the Jews he proceeded to arrest Peter also” (Acts 12:1-3a).
9.30am Mass to prepare for Sunday
Sunday 26th July – Trinity VIII
10am Parish Mass