On Friday 10th March to Saturday 11th March the Diocese of Townsville will respond to the Pope’s call to have “24 Hours with the Lord.” All the faithful, including the baptised who feel estranged from the institutional church, are invited to participate in the series of prayers and liturgies that will be held in the Cathedral for those twenty-four hours.

The theme for this year is "Welcome the Stranger"

Schedule for Sacred Heart Cathedral




Friday 10th March



9.00am - 10.00am Welcome the Stranger featuring the Homeless statue Fr Damian McGrath
10.00am - 11.00am Showing Mercy to one another in a welcoming community Sr Judith Foster sgs
11.00am - 12.00pm Adoration  
11.30am - 12.00pm Reconciliation  
12.15pm - 1.00pm Mass Fr Colin Mason
1.00pm - 2.00pm The Light of Christ Mission to Seafarers
2.00pm - 3.00pm Prayer Aboriginal and Islander Catholic Council
3.00pm - 4.00pm Divine Mercy Holy Family Parish Community
4.00pm - 5.00pm Evening Prayer - Prayer of the Church  Sisters of Mercy
5.00pm - 5.45pm Our Personal Encounters with the Poor  St Vincent de Paul Society
5.45pm - 6.30pm Prayer/Reflection  Josephite Associates
6.30pm - 7.00pm The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary Sr Judith Foster sgs
7.00pm - 7.30pm Taize Prayer House of Prayer
7.30pm - 8.30pm Hymns of Praise - Psalms of Mercy Diocesan Choir
8.30pm - 9.30pm Prayer & Praise Tokelauan Community
9.30pm - 10.30pm Youth Hour & The Corporal Works of Mercy Young Vinnies, YCS, YCW, ERC, Holy Spirit and Cathedral Youth Groups
10.30pm - 11.00pm Stations of the Cross & Compline Fr Mick Peters
11.00pm - 12.00am Prayer Catholic Indian Community
12.00am - 5.00am Cathedral will be closed  

Saturday 11th March

6.00am - 7.00am Morning Prayer - Prayer of the Church Carmelite Community
7.00am - 8.00am Scripture & Reflection Knights of the Southern Cross
8.00am - 9.00am Multicultural Songs of Praise  Multicultural Commission
9.00am - 10.00am Mass followed by Silent Prayer  Fr Thomas Madanu
10.00am - 10.30am Charismatic Prayer Yona Shalom
10.30am - 11.00am Rosary Filipino Community
 11.00am - 11.45am

‘Misericordiae et Misera – Apostolic Letter at the
conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

 Sr Helen-Mary Peters rsm
11.45am - 12.00pm Benediction - Close of 24 Hours for the Lord  


Friday 10th March 11.30am - Midday Saturday 11th March 7.00am - 9.00am
  3.00pm - 4.00pm  
  7.00pm - 10.00pm