St Hilda's Anglican Catholic Church Service Times

You are invited to join us for Anglican Catholic Holy Communion / Mass on:
Every Sunday, Maitland NSW Australia. Venue: St Marys School Chapel in Victoria St. Mass at 11am.
Fr Matthew Kirby for further details.
Check here for any additions or cancelations of services.

Monday 29 April 2013

Walk humbly with your God

O ALMIGHTY God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men: Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise: that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed. where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Collect - page 194 of The Book Of Common Prayer Canada

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8 (NIV)

Our next Anglican Catholic Church Mass will be held at Maitland, NSW. Australia
You are invited to join us for Prayer and Holy Communion on Sunday 5th May.

Saturday 27 April 2013

Echo of His creation

The Lord God made the world,
I am but a mere echo of His creation.
His wonder and miracles wrap around me
to inspire my very existence.

He creates sights, sounds and tastes
to tempt my heart.
To Him I give praise and thanks
for all that is good.

May God always grant me the vision
to see Him and to feel His presence.
May He guide me through this life
and protect me from my own sinful nature.

Image is a painting of Newcastle Beach (text and image used with the artist's permission).
Next Anglican Catholic Mass to be held in Maitland NSW Australia on 5th May at 11am

Thursday 25 April 2013

No church service this week

The 21st Diocesan Synod will be held Saturday 27th April.

St Hilda's Mass at Maitland on Sunday 28th April will be CANCELLED  
as Father Matthew will be attending the Synod in Queensland.

Photo shows the main alter in the chapel which we use for St Hlida's Anglican Catholic Mass, it is located at  St Mary's School (its entrance is in Victoria St) Maitland NSW Australia,
Click on image to enlarge

Wednesday 24 April 2013

ANZAC DAY 25th April 2013.

The Rev Mark Charleston from St Andrew’s Cathedral 
has made available the following prayers for use over ANZAC weekend:

Our Lord Jesus Christ said:  
"Greater love has no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends."

Almighty God and Heavenly Father,

Whose kingdom rules over all and in whom there is perfect freedom. We give you thanks on this Day for all who have served in the defence of this country.

As we remember those men and women who served - in the ranks of our Navy, Army, Air Force, Merchant Navy and Police, we give thanks to you, gracious God, for their great sacrifices in conflict and in captivity - for the cause of peace and freedom. In our nation of wealth, prosperity and comfort, let us not forget the cost of these privileges which we now enjoy.

And, gracious Father, we pray for peace. Have mercy on our broken and divided world and banish the spirit that makes for war. We ask that leaders of nations and governments will pursue freedom, justice and the welfare of all peoples.

And finally, we pray for ourselves. In the midst of worldly turmoil and strife, make us yearn for peace - not only with each other - but peace with you through our crucified and risen Saviour.  Trusting in Him for the forgiveness of our sins, help us to look forward to His kingly return.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.       Amen.

Text is from -
Image by State Library Queensland [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Thursday 18 April 2013

Holy Communion times

Almighty God, who showest to them that be in error the light of thy truth, to the intent that they return into the way of righteousness: Grant unto all them that are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's religion, that they may forsake those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

Sunday 21st April - Mass at Taree (contact for details)
Sunday 28th April - Mass Canceled due to Synod. 
Sunday   5th May - Mass at Maitland 11am
Sunday 12th May - Mass at Maitland 11am

Join us for prayer and Mass at St. Hilda's Parish, Anglican Catholic Church.
This photograph was taken in our chapel at St Mary's School in Maitland NSW Australia.  
Click on image to enlarge. The image copyright belongs to St Hilda's Parish.

Wednesday 17 April 2013


O Lord
Help me to locate and thank you every dawn as I awaken:

Create within me a an open heart cleansed and renewed with the right spirit:
Bless me with the strength of your wisdom, so deceit can not lead me astray:
Grant me humility to soften my heart, opening me to your daily teaching:
Guide me in thought, word and deed to reflect Your values into my world:
Remind me to show forgiveness, patience & mercy for others, as you have shown me:
Strengthen me in my desire to obey you, and my power to please you:
Free my senses so I continually recognise and praise you in all aspects of my life:
Dwell within me Lord and transform me into your likeness.


Tuesday 16 April 2013

A joyful noise to God

Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth;
sing the glory of his name;
give to him glorious praise.
Say to God, ‘How awesome are your deeds!
Because of your great power, 

your enemies cringe before you.
All the earth worships you;
they sing praises to you, 

sing praises to your name.’
 Psalm 66:1-4 (NRSVACE) 

Click image to enlarge. Image copyright belongs to St Hildas Parish.

Monday 15 April 2013

General Intersession

To live happy, healthy, productive lives we all need the grace of God, and we all need prayer because  life gets difficult at times and we can't do it alone. 

Below is a general intersession prayer. We all fit into at least one of the mentioned categories, so too those around us. As you read through this prayer take the time to find in your mind those you know, who fit each category, turning it into a personal and heart-felt communication with God.

Be mindful, O Lord. of thy people bowed before thee, and of those who are absent through age, sickness or infirmity. Care for the infants, guide the young, support the aged, encourage the faint-hearted, collect the scattered, and bring the wandering to thy fold. Travel with the voyagers, defend the widows, shield the orphans, deliver the captives, heal the sick. Succour all who are in tribulation, necessity, or distress. Remember for good all those that love us, and those that hate us, and those that have desired us, unworthy that we are, to pray for them.And those whom we have forgotten, do thou, O Lord, remember. For thou art the Helper of the helpless, the Saviour of the lost, the Refuge of the wanderer, the Healer of the sick. Thou who knowest each man's need, and hast heard his prayer, grant unto each according to thy merciful loving-kindness and thy eternal love: through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

Why not join us for prayer and Mass at St. Hilda's Parish, Anglican Catholic Church in Maitland NSW Australia. 
The photograph used, was taken in our chapel at St Mary's School in Victoria St Maitland.

Friday 12 April 2013

Service times

Almighty God, who hast given thine only Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit, and also daily endeavour ourselves to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Sunday 14th April - Mass at Maitland 11am
Sunday 21st April - Mass at Taree
Sunday 28th April - Mass Canceled due to Synod.

Thursday 11 April 2013

Jesus is my shepherd.

Jesus said, I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.  But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one flock, and one shepherd. 
St.John 10:11-16 (KJV)

 Note: The image is Jesus The "Good Shepherd" by Bernhard Plockhorst (1825-1907)
The image is copyright free and is in the Public Domain.

Wednesday 10 April 2013

Jesus Christ, be my Light.

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Commit your way to the Lord, trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,  your vindication like the noonday sun. 
Psalm 37:5-6 NIV

Holy Jesus, be my Light, Shine upon my way;
Through this tempting, changing life
Lead me day by day.

Tuesday 9 April 2013

Praise God, then celebrate Steamfest

Maitland Steamfest will be on Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th April.
With lots of steam memorabilia and markets so why not stay in town and enjoy the festivities after our church service.

We will be holding an Anglican Catholic Mass on Sunday morning at 11am at Saint Marys School chapel in Victoria Street Maitland (only a short walk from the train station). All Welcome.

Saturday 6 April 2013

Almighty Father, who hast given thine only son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification: Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve thee in pureness of living and truth: through the merits of the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

Sunday 7th April 2013 - Mass at our Maitland Chapel at 11am
*Remember to change clocks for daylight saving*

 Psalm 46: 1-3    God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

Friday 5 April 2013

Thought for the day

This is a photograph of Australian native Blue band bees from our local Maitland area.

Whatever your day holds, 
remember to take a moment to absorb 
and appreciate the glory of Gods creation, 
even in the smallest things around you.

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Thursday 4 April 2013

Sculptures of Mary, Jesus and Joseph

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 A photograph of the feature sculptures of Mother Mary, Jesus and St Joseph looking down over the pews in St Mary's Chapel at the All Saints College in Maitland NSW, where we hold our weekly mass. 
Holy Communion is held each Sunday in the chapel at 11am.

(Note the last Sunday of the month the service is often held in Taree, 
Check the top of the page to confirm the venue)