About Us

About Us

About the Parish

Our Parish is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This feast is commemorated on 8 December each year. The celebration of Mary’s conception has a long and interesting history in the Church. While Mary’s Immaculate Conception was already popular tradition and belief among Catholic scholars and clergy, it wasn’t until 1854, when Pope Pius IX published Ineffabilis Deus, that the doctrine of Mary’s Immaculate Conception became official Church dogma. Pope Pius IX also fully defined the dogma which, prior to Ineffabilis Deus, existed in many different forms throughout the universal church. The Immaculate Conception is not the celebration of Jesus’ conception by the Holy Spirit, nor is it the miracle of the virgin birth. The Immaculate Conception refers wholly to Mary’s conception without the stain of original sin. In Pope Pius IX th words, the Blessed Virgin Mary “in the first instance of her conception, by a singular privilege and grace granted by God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the human race, was preserved exempt from all stain of original sin.” Through Baptism, we remove the stain of original sin , but this stain was never on Mary’s soul. It was excluded entirely. She was created as Adam and Eve were, without original sin. In fact Mary is known as the new or second Eve, who became mother to the new Adam, the Saviour of all humankind.

Our Parish Priest is Father Donald Mclouglin

 

 

Mass Times

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 06h30

Tuesday and Thursday: 06h30 and 13h00

Wednesday 17h30 to 18h30: Exposition, Adoration and Confession

Saturday: 08h00 and 17h30

Sunday: 08h00, 10h30 and 17h30

Public Holidays: 08h00

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