Worship

Sundays

At 8.00 am on Sunday mornings we celebrate a said mass. This mass takes place in the St. Joseph chapel (the chapel on the north side of the church) and is a quiet, reflective and intimate celebration

 

Candlemas Introit: Suscepimus

At 9.30 am on Sunday mornings we celebrate a sung mass. We offer Sunday school programs for children aged ten and under during this mass. Older young people participate as musicians, readers and servers. The music at the 9.30 mass is diverse and eclectic, most of it sung by the congregation. Our 9.30 choir supports the congregation’s singing and offers other music during the mass. In addition, our instrumental ensemble, Orff Ensemble and choir for young people all join in music-making at the 9.30 mass. Several times a year at 9.30 we celebrate a Folk Mass, which is a liturgy geared to all-ages.

Willan: I Beheld Her Beautiful as a Dove. sung by the Gallery Choir

 

 

At 11.00 am on Sunday mornings we celebrate a solemn high mass with rich ceremonial and a numinous sense of mystery. In the pattern set by Fr. Hiscocks and Dr. Healey Willan in the 1920′s, our music is led by our Ritual Choir,  which sings Gregorian chant, and by our award-winning Gallery Choir, which sings choral  music written by a diverse range of composers, including Healey Willan and our current Director of Music, Andrew Adair. The congregation joins in singing hymns and chant.

Stephanie Martin, Ave Verum Corpus. sung by the Gallery Choir 

Once a month from September to June (usually the first Sunday of the month) at 4.30 pm, we celebrate Solemn Evensong and Benediction, a quite reflective service of prayer, and a wonderful way to centre one’s self before the week that awaits.

 

Weekdays 

Mass is celebrated each and every day at SMM.

Mondays:  6.00 pm
Tuesdays: 7.15 am (followed by breakfast)
Wednesdays: 10:00 am (followed by the Wednesday morning Discussion Group)
Thursdays : 7:15 am (followed by breakfast) & 10:00 am (La Messa — mass in Italian. Mass is said in Portugese on the last Thursday of the month.)
Fridays:  6:00 pm
Saturdays: 10:00 am (followed by breakfast)

On public holidays, mass is celebrated at 10.00 am. In addition, approximately once a month on a special feast day we celebrate a solemn high mass with procession at 6.00 pm, followed by a pot-luck supper.

The Divine Office of Morning and Evening Prayer is prayed daily at 9.00 am (9.30 on Wednesdays and Saturdays) and 5.30 pm.

Tenebrae Responses. sung by the Gallery Choir