Sun, surf, sand and some really good Masses. Okay, maybe Masses aren’t a feature on most tourist brochures, but once this selection is discovered, I’m sure the tourism board will duly rectify that ommission.
I have for so long wanted to bring everyone to Mass with me. A significant reason I got married was so that all my friends would have to come to Mass at the Maternal Heart of Mary Church at Lewisham. Take a look at some of the videos on their Facebook page and I hope you’ll see why.
The view is amazing. This church was built for nuns, so it has a long choir section and a wooden screen separating the sanctuary from the main part where the congregation would normally sit. They have done a good job with the sound, but it falls far short of actually being there.
But Maternal Heart does not livestream a daily Mass, and although we love it a lot, we haven’t been there in person very often over the last decade. We frequent another FSSP Apostolate over in Western Sydney. Although based down on the plains, they would drive up to the Blue Mountains every week for Mass at our local parish church. We had a weekly Latin Mass within walking distance! (That would be an hour’s walk, and not one that I have ever accomplished, but I think the claim still stands)
The FSSP Parramatta are livestreaming daily Mass plus talks intended for their after school Catechism classes and evening adult classes. Their chapel is tiny, but they are doing a amazing things with the space available.
And lastly I would like to add our almost local Parish a little further up the Blue Mountains. Check out Blue Mountains Catholic with our wonderful priests from Argentina. This is where we would normally go for a weekday Mass. They also had an Adoration Chapel running from Tuesday morning through to Friday night each week.
For those willing to travel even further, Notre Dame Priory is streaming daily. Tonsured Benedictine monks praying in their new monastery.
I may be biased. Feel free to flood the Facebook Discussion with your recommendations. All these livestream Masses have convinced us to upgrade our internet connection, so I look forward to seeing any suggestions.
Since publishing, some more links have come to mind, so I’ll add them here in no particular order. There is a more extensive list from around the world at Mass-online.org. Also the Live Mass Apostolate of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter LiveMass.net.
- Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer, Scotland/New Zealand
- Friars of St Francis, Sydney
- Bishop Columba of Wilcannia Forbes – a great bishop serving an enormous diocese in Western NSW
- St Anne’s Traditional Latin Mass, Belmont in Perth, Western Australia.