We have a number of ways you can enrich your faith outside of Mass.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Adoration is a sign of devotion to and worship of Jesus Christ, who is believed, according to Christian tradition, to be present in body, blood, soul and divinity in a consecrated host.

There is no formal Mass but a blessed host is displayed and worshipped in a rite that can be dated back to the 4th century AD.

At the beginning of the Exposition, a priest or deacon removes the sacred host from the tabernacle and places it in the monstrance on the altar for adoration by the faithful.  A monstrance is the vessel used to display the consecrated Eucharistic Host, during Eucharistic adoration or benediction.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is held on the 1st Saturday of the month following 9:15am Mass.

Reconcilliation available during adoration.


Since the early ages Christians tried to respond to St Paul’s call to continuous prayer.  One of the methods was the repetition of a variety of prayers.

The first rule of monasteries was to repeat constantly the Lord’s Prayer.  The Benedictine Constitution, for instance, required the brothers to recite the Our Father 150 times throughout the day corresponding to the number of Psalms which were obligatory to be read by the priests.  To help them with this, the ancient monks began by using string tied with knots.  This was followed by using beads.

Our Lady was always seen to be of importance to Christian spirituality.  For this reason the XII century saw the beginning of the development of a custom of reciting the words with which the angel greeted Mary.  In time the words said by Elizabeth were added.

St Dominic is said to be the apostle of the Rosary.  Legend says that Mary appeared to him and asked him to spread this devotion throughout the world.  In turn his follower, Alan de la Roche, developed the Rosary to its present form – with the 15 mysteries (joyful, sorrowful and glorious).  In 2002, Pope John Paul II added the mysteries of light.

The Rosary is recited every Monday–Friday at 8:45am before morning Mass.

Click here for Bishop Robert Barron’s Rosary and reflections on each Mystery, including beautiful artwork from the Church’s rich history depicting each one.
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Novena to the Miraculous Medal

For many years our lovely parishioner Anna Byrne led us in the NOVENA to OUR LADY of the MIRACULOUS MEDAL.  Sadly in 2019 Anna passed away and the baton was passed on to us, and so, every Monday morning at 8.45 after praying the ROSARY and receiving Holy Communion a small group of us pray the Novena Beginning after the 9:15am Mass for around 20 or 30 minutes.

We have an ever growing list of parishioners and beyond whom we pray for over a period of nine weeks of the NOVENA.

We would welcome you to join us, but if you are unable to do so and you would like for us to include your intercession, then we have a small note box and pencil at the window near Our Lady’s statue.  There is no need to identify yourself unless you wish to do so, but name the loved won whom you would like to have included on our prayer/intercession list.  With, if you want, a short description of the need.

The Novena is prayed each Monday following the 9:15am Mass.

Click here for the Story of the Miraculous Medal from the Association of the Miraculous Medal.  (Opens in a new window)

Click here for a short video explaining the Miraculous Medal.  (Opens in a new window)

Prayer Request Book

There is a Prayer Book on the small altar in the foyer.

Its purpose is for you to write your prayers of petition or thanks-giving.  It remains on the altar during weekday Masses and your prayers are included in the Mass.

St. David’s Prayer Group began this book on the 1st June 2004 and was blessed by Fr Tony Maher OMI.
The 2nd volume was blessed by Fr James Jeyachandran OMI on 15th May 2021.

Oblate Spirit

Our parish is under the care of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI).

The word ‘Oblate’ comes from the Latin word ‘Oblatus’ – a full offering of oneself – and therefore dedicated to, or set aside for.

A full explanation of the Oblate Charism and other philosophies can be found at the OMI website here.  (Opens in a new window)