Nazareth Catholic Parish

Grovedale, Torquay and Anglesea

Prayer Opportunities

Weekend Celebration of the Eucharist

The greatest prayer we offer is the celebration of God's love and forgiveness  at the Eucharist on the weekends and during the week.  Here we gather to praise our God and to give thanksgiving for all that he has done for us through His Son, Jesus Christ.  Of all that goes on in our parish our celebration of the Eucharist is the most important prayer we offer. Please see our mass times and join us in this powerful prayer of the church.

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Rosary

The rosary is a beautiful reflection on the events of Jesus' life, and today is recognised by many christian faiths as a truly biblical form of prayer. We pray the Rosary every Wednesday at 9.15am at St Therese Church in Torquay. Everyone is most welcome to join us then.
 
If you are not sure just how to pray the Rosary this Basic Rosary Guide may be helpful.
 
"Come Pray the Rosary" is a website that allows people to join with others around the world in praying the rosary. It is a continutous prayer so any time that you join in you will always find others praying aloud. You can also download an app to your phone so that if you are out and about and walking in the fresh air you can always have prayer companions.
 
You might also like to  pray with Pope Francis, using his Pandemic Prayer to Mary.
 

 

 

Break Open the Word Prayer Group

This group meets at 10am (After the regular 9.30am Wednesday Mass) in Lisieux Place at St Therese Church, Torquay. Reading and reflecting upon the Gospel for the next Sunday's mass, the group then considers how to apply that gospel message in their own lives, strengthening their faith and encouraging each other to live the Christian life. EVERYONE IS MOST WELCOME.

...for priests

Your parish priest is always available for you, to celebrate Mass, visit the sick, speak with someone who doesn't have anyone else who will listen to him, and much more.

But he's not a superman. He's a person who, like everyone else, also feels alone sometimes. During those moments of loneliness, you can do a lot for him. Listen to him, visit him, smile at him. He needs it.

"The tiredness of priests... Do you know how often I think about it?
Priests, with their virtues and defects, work in many different areas.
Working on so many active fronts, they cannot remain inactive after a disappointment.
At such times, it's good for them to remember that the people love their priests, need them, and trust in them.
Let us pray together that priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests."