Good Shepherd, Kelmscott
Chapel of the
Catholic Traditional Latin Mass Community
Kelmscott, Western Australia
Sunday Mass Times
Holy Mass according to the Extraordinary Rite is celebrated every Sunday at 8.30am.
8:00am Rosary, 8:15am Confession, 8:30am Mass, after 9:30am Morning Tea
Notices and Upcoming Events
Holy Day Obligations
August: Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Events for the first week of August.
1st August: First Saturday - The Five First Saturday Devotions, requested by Our Lady of Fatima
4th August: St John Mary Vianney
7th August: First Friday - The Nine Friday Devotions
Disposal of Religious Items
Do you know how to properly dispose of religious items, if need be?
Items that are blessed must be treated with reverence. If they cannot be given away to others, then they must be buried, or burned and buried. Do this also for items you are unsure of, regarding blessing.
If the items have not been blessed, such as holy cards and images through the mail, then they are simply pictures that can be thrown away. More information can be found here.
'Could you not spend one hour with Me'?
Our Traditional Chapel is compact, serene and a wonderful place for worship.
The Chapel is open every Saturday morning from 9.00am-11.00am for Cleaning and Disinfecting in preparation for Sunday Mass.
Everyone is welcome to join us either Saturday or Sunday. 'Could you not spend one hour with me?' or even fifteen minutes to say hello?
Praying the Rosary
Come recite the Holy Rosary at 8.00am on Sunday mornings before Mass.
Feast of the Assumption Mass
Saturday, 15 August is the Feast of the Assumption. This is a Holy Day of Obligation but is not currently required during these times of COVID-19.
However, we are still celebrating with a Mass. Fr. Ted Miller will celebrate the Mass at 9.00am on Saturday, 15 August in our Chapel. Come and be a part of this special time.
We are hoping for an Organist and several singers to come forward and exercise their talents for the greater glory of God. Sheet music and tuition support for volunteers available. Please contact Phil on 0428 966 916.
There is a COVID-19 Compliance Plan in place. Some key points:
Mass numbers are only restricted by available social distancing rules/space;
Registration is no longer required;
Sanitation will probably be the 'new normal' and will continue to be available/practised;
The prohibition on sharing and re-use of books and papers will remain in force until further notice;
Mass Booklets and printed hymn sheets are for personal re-use only. Please bring them back with you each week. All other bulletins etc. take with you until further notice.
Morning tea will be held in the foyer after every Sunday Mass.
Recent Blog Posts
R.I.P. John Rencontre, 12 June 2020 pdf
Pastoral Letter by Archbishop Costelloe regarding the reopening of Churches and Chapels from the 18th of May 2020 pdf
Pastoral Letter by Archbishop Costelloe regarding coronavirus and church closures, 19 March 2020 pdf
Annual Report, 16 October 2019 pdf
Easter, April 2019 Postcard from the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate in Benin pdf
Palm Sunday Mass, 14 April 2019 pdf
Statement by Archbishop Costelloe regarding Fr Joseph Tran, 23 March 2019 pdf
60th Anniversary of Emeritus Archbishop Hickey's Ordination, 3 February 2019 pdf
A Celebration of Priesthood: Emeritus Archbishop Hickey's 60th Anniversary, 2019 pdf
Annual Report 2018 pdf
The month of August, is the month set aside to honour the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
On the Saturday the 15th of August we celebrate the Feast of The Assumption, a Holy Day of Obligation worldwide for Catholics. A holy day of obligation is a day when Catholics have a duty to participate at the celebration of the Mass. Every Sunday of the year is a day of obligation.
What happened to all the other Holy Days we celebrated prior to 2001?
‘When the new Code came into force, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference in 2001 reduced the number of holy days to two: Christmas Day and the Assumption of Our Lady (August 15) …… In addition, the Australian bishops transferred some of the holy days listed in the Code of Canon Law to a Sunday: the feasts of the Epiphany, the Ascension and the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), so that these feasts could be more easily celebrated by all the faithful’
(Archdiocese of Perth).
What about two days in one?
The Feast day Obligation and the Sunday Obligation are two separate obligations requiring attendance at Holy Mass on each day. Saturday evening Mass should not be seen as fulfilling these obligations as is the case on Saturday the 15th August for the Feast of the Assumption and Sunday the 16th August 2020.
Due to COVID-19, the current relaxation applied by the Archdiocese to Obligations on Sundays, will therefore apply to The Feast of the Assumption as well. One, two or no Mass at all is permitted.