Wednesday, 31 December 2008

New Year's Day Masses

Once upon a time, New Year's Day (the Octave Day of the Nativity) was a holy day of obligation, and often celebrated with a midnight mass. Alas, no longer in this country, where the bishop's have decreed that there shall be only two holy days of obligation other than Sundays!

Still, we should strive to do more than the minimum, so here are the masses I know about:

Adelaide – Mass on New Year’s Day at 6.30pm

Brisbane - December 31: 8.00 PM at OLV, Bowen Hills - Mass, Adoration Of The Blessed Sacrament. Midnight Mass followed by Adoration till the morning Mass. Thursday Jan 1, 2009: Octave Day Of The Nativity. 8.00 Am Exposition And Adoration Of The Blessed Sacrament.

Canberra – Mass 9am

Melbourne - Masses will be at 11.00am (Low) and 6.00pm (Solemn).

Perth: New Year's Day Masses:8.00 am, 10.30 am and 6.30 pm.

Sydney (Lewisham) - Octave Day of Christmas, 1st January 2009 - 10:30am Solemn Mass; NO 7:00pm Mass

Please let me know of any corrections or additions!


Joshua said...

My last bit of info about the Latin Mass in Perth!

New Year's Day Masses:
8.00 am, 10.30 am and 6.30 pm.

(Unsure which is the sung Mass!)

Since there is a plenary indulgence for publicly praying the Veni Creator, I'm pretty certain Fr Rowe will have it sung before, during or after all three Masses.

Mary Lou said...

Too late for any one now but once again Albury came to the rescue for us with Mass at 10:00 am at Holy Spirit Church, Lavington. Thank you Fr. Brancik.