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St Michael's School


4 James St
Bassendean WA 6054
PO Box 428
Bassendean WA 6934
08 6278 9888
Absentee Line - 6278 9802

St Michael's School


Faith for the Journey

The Catholic Mass

Did you know?….

  • Catholics go to Mass on Sundays because they believe it is central to their lives as Christians.
  • The bells are rung during Mass to indicate an important moment in the Eucharist.
  • In many ancient cathedrals, the Mass was offered on an altar far removed from the people. Now the altar is placed close to the people.
  • In the renewal of the Church that took place during Vatican II, the Mass began to be celebrated with the priest facing the people.
  • Catholic workshop is organised around an annual cycle with different seasons such as Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Pentecost and ordinary time.
  • Next week we move into the final and seventh week of the Easter season, after which we revert to ordinary time.


Prayer for Ordinary Time


I appreciate the extra effort and energy we pour into our holy days.
I love when the sanctuary is fuller than usual. I love the banners and flowers and special music.
 And, God, I love ordinary days like today.
Days when we bring our best to worship you in the regular part of the church years.
Days like today remind me how much of our life is spent in ordinary time.
We go to work. We go to school. We wish it was the weekend or vacation or any day but today.
God, give us the courage to live in the now.
Help us to live into the ordinary days of our lives and of the church year.
Remind us again that this day is a gift from you in all its ordinariness.
For this day, we give you thanks, Gracious God, because you gave us another day to love you and to love each other.
On ordinary days in ordinary time, we will worship you, Loving God.



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