25 April 2017

French Dinner at Mary Mags - 12 May 2017

Join us for a fancy evening celebrating all things French.


Friday 12 May 2017
7pm for 7.30pm
St Mary Magdalene's Church Hall
$30 adults / $20 concession
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12 April 2017

Holy Week Services 2017

Holy Week at St Mary Magdalene's 2017


Holy Wednesday - 12 April at 7.30pm - Tenebrae

Tenebrae (meaning ‘shadows’ or ‘darkness’) is a solemn liturgy. The choir sings plainsong psalms and lessons with canticles such as the Lamentations of Jeremiah and the Benedictus as the lights and candles in the church are extinguished one by one. This foreshadows the descent into the spiritual and emotional deep winter of Good Friday and the Crucifixion. The service ends in complete darkness. A dramatic service for Holy Week.

Maundy Thursday - 13 April at 7.30pm - Mass of the Lord’s Supper

The name 'Maundy Thursday' relates to the word 'Mandatum' which means 'commandment'. Jesus said to those with him at the Last Supper: "I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another."

The service finishes in silence, and a prayer vigil is maintained in the Chapel throughout the night and into the morning of Good Friday.


Good Friday - 14 April at 9am and 3pm

9 am – The Liturgy of the Day
3 pm – The Solemn Liturgy

On this day the Church commemorates Jesus’ crucifixion with some of the most deep and moving liturgies of the year.

The liturgies of Good Friday include the reading of the St John Passion in dramatic form, Solemn Prayers for the world and the Church, the Unveiling and Veneration of the Cross, and the reception of Holy Communion.


Easter Day - 16 April at 6am and 9.30am - Easter Services

5.30 am – Easter Vigil
9.30 am – Solemn Mass

The day begins before sunrise with the Easter Vigil. We gather outside for the lighting of the new fire and the blessing of the Easter (Paschal) candle. Moving into the hall, the Easter Proclamation is sung and we hear readings from scripture. Then we move into the church building to renew our baptismal vows and to celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter.

A free, celebratory breakfast follows.

At 9.30am our Easter celebrations continue with a Solemn Mass.

Morning tea with Resurrection Riesling follows. 

07 April 2017

Palm Sunday - 9 April 2017

Palm Sunday 2017

9.00 am, Sung Mass
10.30 am, Blessing and Procession of Palms at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral
11.00 am, Solemn Mass with Singing of the Passion at St Mary Mags

Please join us for this stirring beginning to Holy Week.

02 April 2017

Sunday 2 April 2017 - Lent 5 - Up from the dead

The Fifth Sunday of Lent
(sometimes called Passion Sunday)

   9 a.m. & 10.30 a.m. 
Sung Mass

Fr Stephan will preside and preach at both Masses

This Sunday 
We look towards Easter as we read the story of the Raising of Lazarus (John 11) 
and the dramatic story of Dry Bones (Ezekiel 37) as well as the call to new life in Romans 8

Fr Stephan will preach  about facing death

there are also notes about 
The 5th Mark of Love - To TREASURE
Responsibility for God's Creation

A more comprehensive reflexion can be found here 

During the week

Tuesday 7 a.m. - Contemplative Prayer & Eucharist
Wednesday 12.10 - Contemplative Eucharist
Thursday 12.10 - Traditional Eucharist

The Angelus ( Midday Prayers remembering the Incarnation)
is rung at 12 noon before each Midday Mass

Friday at 6.15 - Stations of the Cross

Next Sunday - Palm Sunday

Mass at 9 a.m.
Ecumenical Palm Gathering at 10.30 at St Francis Xavier's Cathedral
followed by Procession to St Mary Magdalene's for the Solemn Mass
which will start on arrival (about 10.50 a.m.)