Society of Mary

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Ward of St Therese of Lisieux at St James the Great, East St Kilda




Celebrations and Meetings during 2016


Corpus Christi Festival

A Solemn Mass & Procession

Thursday, 26th May, 6.00 p.m. 

Followed by supper reception


The Assumption of Our  Lady

A Solemn Mass & Procession

Sunday, 14th August,10.30 a.m.

Followed by buffet lunch 


The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

A Solemn Mass & Procession

Thurday, 8th September, 6.00 p.m.

 Followed by supper reception


The Immaculate Conception of our Lady

A Solemn Mass & Procession 

Thursday 8 December, 6.00 p.m.

Followed by supper reception



The Society of Mary at St James the Great fosters devotion to Our Lady within the congregation and beyond and exercises an apostolate of hospitality in association with the Little Company of the Good Shepherd by catering for the lunches and other celebrations of the parish community under the supervision of our Ward Convenor, Gary Bartholomew. 


Ward Superior:    Father Roger Kelly OGS,  Mob: 0438 450 011
Ward Convenor:    Mr Gary Bartholomew,    Mob: 0408 542 512


Society Rule of Life

Members shall keep a Rule of Life, which will include:

  • Such special devotions as the Angelus, the Rosary, the Litany and Anthems of Our Lady.
  • They will pray for departed members of the Society and offer Mass for them (if a priest).
  • They will take part in the Mass on the principal feasts of Our Lady.
  • They will engage in apostolic and pastoral work, according to opportunity, under the guidance of the local Ward. Members of the Ward of St Therese of Lisieux are encouraged to attend Mass on the Feasts of our Lady:

The Purification of Our Lady - February 2;
The Annunciation to Our Lady - April 1;
Our Lady Help of Christians - May 24;
The Visitation of the Virgin Mary - May 31
The Assumption of Our Lady - August 15;
The Nativity of Our Lady - September 8;
Our Lady of Walsingham - October 14;
The Conception of Our Lady - December 8