September 13, 2022

Date: Thursday 15 September, 2022
Time: 12:10pm
Venue: St Francis Xavier Cathedral Wollongong

The death of Queen Elizabeth II, after a long reign marked by extraordinary constancy, fidelity, courage and service, will bring great sadness to many people in Australia, including members of the Catholic community.

While preparations are underway for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral next Monday, Bishop Brian Mascord will be celebrating a Requiem Mass in her honour at St Francis Xavier Cathedral this Thursday, 15 September starting at 12:10pm. All are welcome.
As the Queen enters into the great mystery of eternal life with the Lord, we will pray for the repose of her soul and for the support and comfort of her family, her nation and the wider community of the Commonwealth.

Queen Elizabeth was never reticent about acknowledging her Christian faith. Her annual Christmas message invariably focused on Jesus Christ as a model of humble and generous service. It was a model she strived to emulate throughout her long life. May she rest in peace.

Please note: Harbour Street is partly closed this week, due to the construction work for the UCI Road World Championships. You are still able to gain access to the Cathedral site via Harbour Street near St Mary’s school (Market Square), then into Market Street. The entry and exit will only be via our “exit” boom gate for this week.