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Our focus for this year, 2021, is Mark 6:30-34 Year B

Getting to know 'The Good Shepherd' to be a good shepherd = Discipleship
pdf (Belonging) (2.39 MB)

The Good Shepherd Parable: It appears in the Gospels of Matthew (Matthew 18:12–14) and Luke (Luke 15:3–7). It is about a shepherd who leaves his flock of ninety-nine sheep in order to find the one which is lost. ... The parable of the Good shepherd, a pericope found in John 10:1–21.

Scripture: Mark 6:30-34
30 The apostles returned to Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 And he said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a lonely place, and rest a while." For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went away in the boat to a lonely place by themselves. 33 Now many saw them going, and knew them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns, and got there ahead of them. 34 As he went ashore he saw a great throng, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.

Meditation: What does the image of a shepherd tell us about God’s care for us? Shepherding was one of the oldest of callings in Israel, even before farming, since the Chosen People had travelled from place to place, living in tents, and driving their flocks from one pasture to another. Looking after sheep was no easy calling. It required great skill and courage. Herds were often quite large, thousands or even ten thousands of sheep. The flocks spent a good part of the year in the open country. Watching over them required a great deal of attention and care. Sheep who strayed from the flock had to be sought out and brought back by the shepherd. Since hyenas, jackals, wolves, and even bear were common and fed on sheep, the shepherds often had to do battle with these wild and dangerous beasts. A shepherd literally had to put his life on the line in defending his sheep. Shepherds took turns watching the sheep at night to ward off any attackers. The sheep and their shepherds continually lived together. Their life was so intimately bound together that individual sheep, even when mixed with other flocks, could recognize the voice of their own shepherd and would come immediately when called by name.

The Old Testament often spoke of God as shepherd of his people, Israel. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want (Psalm 23:1). Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock! (Psalm 80:1) We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture (Psalm 100:3). The Messiah is also pictured as the shepherd of God's people: He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will gather the lambs in his arms (Isaiah 40:11). Jesus told his disciples that he was the Good Shepherd who was willing to lay down his life for his sheep (Matthew 18:12, Luke 15:4, John 10). When he saw the multitude of people in need of protection and care, he was moved to respond with compassionate concern. His love was a personal love for each and every person who came to him in need. Peter the apostle called Jesus the Shepherd and Guardian of our souls (1 Peter 2:25).

Discipleship = the key theme in the Gospel of Mark

It gives me great pleasure to welcome YOU to our Parish Website,

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Fr Gerard
Parish Priest

FAITH IS A MEETING WITH JESUS: “Faith is not a magic formula. But is does give us the key to learning for ourselves. So that we can get answers and find out for ourselves who we are. It is always the case that a person first recognises themself in others and through others. No one can arrive at knowledge of themself by looking within themself and trying to build up their personality from what they find there. A Person as a being is so constructed for relationships that we grow in relation to others. So that my own meaning, my task in life, my advancement in life, and my potential are unlocked in my meetings with others. From the starting point of this basic structure of human existence we can understand faith and our meeting with Jesus. Faith is not just a system of knowledge, things we are told; at the heart of it is a meeting with Jesus. This meeting with Jesus, among all those other meetings we have need of, is the truly decisive one. All our other meetings leave the ultimate goal unclear, where we are coming from, where we are going. At our meeting with him the fundamental light dawns, by which I can understand God, humanity, the world, mission, and meaning – and by which all the other meetings fall into place ... ” (Benedict XVI ‘Benedictus’).

pdf CELEBRATING SUNDAY: (124 KB) ‘Christians are Sunday People. What does that mean? Before we ask ourselves how we pdf "observe Sunday," (124 KB) pdf (124 KB) we have to consider what we Christians actually celebrate on Sunday. The real and first reason for celebrating Sunday lies in the fact that on this day Christ rose from the dead. In doing so, he inaugurated a new age. For the first time someone returns from the dead and will not die again. For the first time someone has broken the bonds of time that hold us all in captivity. But Jesus did not pass quickly into heaven. He did not simply shed time as one might shed a worn-out garment; on the contrary, he remains with us. He has returned and will never leave us again. The feast of Sunday is, therefore, above all a profession of faith in the Resurrection. It is a profession of faith that life is good. Very early in the history of the Church Christians asked themselves: “Why did the Lord choose this day? What meaning did he intend to convey thereby?” According to Jewish reckoning, Sunday was the first day of the week. It was therefore the day on which God created the world. It was the day on which God ended his rest and spoke: “Let there be light” (Gen. 1:3). Sunday is the first day of the week, the day of creation. That means, then, that Sunday is also the day on which we give thanks for creation … Creation has been given us by God as our living space, as the scene of our labour and our leisure, in which we find both the necessities and the superfluities of life, the beauty of images and sounds, which we need precisely as much as we need food and clothing.’
(Benedict XVI 'Benedictus')

 

20 July 2021

NO Masses this weekend at Saint Luke the Evangelist Blackburn South as Lockdown 5.0 has been extended till 11.59pm Tuesday evening 27 July 2021

15 July 2021

#39 UPDATE: GENERAL LITURGICAL GUIDELINES
COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Information Updated: 15 July 2021, 5.00pm

12 July 2021

NO Masses this weekend at Saint Luke the Evangelist Blackburn South as Lockdown 5.0 has been declared

8 July 2021

Masses this weekend at Saint Luke the Evangelist Blackburn South

  • Density limits apply: quotient of 1 person per 2 sqm applies, when using a COVID Check-in Marshal
  • 186 People allowed inside
  • Face coverings are required indoors for places of worship
  • Masks are recommended to be worn outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • The Government QR contact tracing system is now in place for use for all relevant Parish activities (e.g. Mass, weddings and funerals, and use of Parish spaces for community events)
  • Sanitising of hands on arrival for safe hygiene
  • Registration imperative
  • Social distancing is still necessary
  • Mandatory use of Victorian Government QR Code & Kiosk Service

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A SMART PHONE OR AN IPHONE WITH YOU WHEN YOU ARRIVE FOR MASS PLEASE:

  • do not fret or panic
  • arrive earlier than you usually do
  • Speak Politely to the Registrar/Covid Marshal
  • register your presence
  • doing so with the help of the Registrar/Covid Marshal via the
    VicGov QR Code Check-In Kiosk
    (an electronic method of registering you presence)

7 July 2021

#38 UPDATE: GENERAL LITURGICAL GUIDELINES
COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Information Updated: 07 July 2021, 5:00pm

4 July 2021

Masses this weekend at Saint Luke the Evangelist Blackburn South

  • Density limits apply: quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies
  • only 93 People allowed inside
  • Masks must be worn indoors
  • Masks are recommended to be worn outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • The Government QR contact tracing system is now in place for use for all relevant Parish activities (e.g. Mass, weddings and funerals, and use of Parish spaces for community events)
  • Sanitising of hands on arrival for safe hygiene
  • Registration imperative
  • Social distancing is still necessary
  • Mandatory use of Victorian Government QR Code & Kiosk Service

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A SMART PHONE OR AN IPHONE WITH YOU WHEN YOU ARRIVE FOR MASS PLEASE:

  • do not fret or panic
  • arrive earlier than you usually do
  • Speak Politely to the Registrar/Covid Marshal
  • register your presence
  • doing so with the help of the Registrar/Covid Marshal via the
    VicGov QR Code Check-In Kiosk
    (an electronic method of registering you presence)

25 June 2021

COVID-19 new exposure sites in Forest Hill and Burwood East

Dear community groups, community leaders, faith leaders and language schools of Whitehorse

Two COVID-19 exposure sites have been listed in our area. If you are able, please share this important information within your networks. Your ability to reach into our community and share information broadly is so valuable – thank you!!

There are new ‘Tier 2’ exposure sites listed for Forest Hill Chase and Burwood East. If you have been to any of these sites during the identified time period, please get tested and isolate at home until you have a negative result.

The screen shot below shows sites in our area. For up to date information please keep an eye on this list of exposure sites and this public exposure sites map.

25 June 2021

Masses this weekend at Saint Luke the Evangelist Blackburn South

  • Density limits apply: quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies
  • only 93 People allowed inside
  • Masks must be worn indoors
  • Masks are recommended to be worn outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • The Government QR contact tracing system is now in place for use for all relevant Parish activities (e.g. Mass, weddings and funerals, and use of Parish spaces for community events)
  • Sanitising of hands on arrival for safe hygiene
  • Registration imperative
  • Social distancing is still necessary
  • Mandatory use of Victorian Government QR Code & Kiosk Service

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A SMART PHONE OR AN IPHONE WITH YOU WHEN YOU ARRIVE FOR MASS PLEASE:

  • do not fret or panic
  • arrive earlier than you usually do
  • Speak Politely to the Registrar/Covid Marshal
  • register your presence
  • doing so with the help of the Registrar/Covid Marshal via the
    VicGov QR Code Check-In Kiosk
    (an electronic method of registering you presence)

23 June 2021

#37 UPDATE: GENERAL LITURGICAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Information Updated: 23 June 2021, 12:00pm

18 June 2021

Masses this weekend at Saint Luke the Evangelist Blackburn South

  • Density limits apply: quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies
  • only 75 People allowed inside
  • Masks must be worn indoors
  • Masks are recommended to be worn outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • The Government QR contact tracing system is now in place for use for all relevant Parish activities (e.g. Mass, weddings and funerals, and use of Parish spaces for community events)
  • Sanitising of hands on arrival for safe hygiene
  • Registration imperative
  • Social distancing is still necessary
  • Mandatory use of Victorian Government QR Code & Kiosk Service

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A SMART PHONE OR AN IPHONE WITH YOU WHEN YOU ARRIVE FOR MASS PLEASE:

  • do not fret or panic
  • arrive earlier than you usually do
  • Speak Politely to the Registrar/Covid Marshal
  • register your presence
  • doing so with the help of the Registrar/Covid Marshal via the
    VicGov QR Code Check-In Kiosk

    (an electronic method of registering you presence)

17 June 2021

pdf #36 UPDATE: GENERAL LITURGICAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Information Updated: 17 June 2021, 12:00pm (233 KB)

15 June 2021

Thank you to all Parishioners who were so considerate last weekend making sure that no Parishioner who wanted to attend Sunday Mass was turned away, (because of the COVID-19 Restrictions of only 50 people allowed). In future if You don't have a Smart Phone or an iPhone with you please:

  • do not fret or panic
  • arrive a little earlier than you usually do
  • Speak Politely to the Registrar/Covid Marshal
  • register your presence
  • doing so with the help of the Registrar/Covid Marshal via the VicGov QR Code Check-In Kiosk
    (an electronic method of registering you presence)

11 June 2021

By now I hope you have been advised that we can gather in Church again this weekend. HOWEVER, the following restrictions still apply:

  • Permitted for up to 50 people per venue
  • Density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies
  • Masks must be carried at all times
  • Masks must be worn indoors except if at home, or if an exception applies
  • Masks must be worn outdoors
  • Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  • All attendees must be registered
  • Mandatory use of Victorian Government QR Code Service

With these restrictions in place it will be challenging to determine how and who the ‘FIFTY’ People will be? ( ... first come first serve ... possibly?)

10 June 2021

#35 UPDATE: GENERAL LITURGICAL GUIDELINES
COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Information Updated: 10 June 2021, 12:00pm

2 June 2021

pdf #34 UPDATE: GENERAL LITURGICAL GUIDELINES
COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Information Updated: 2 June 2021, 5.00pm (648 KB)

31 May 2021: please read ~ #33 Archdiocesan Update

No Masses at Saint Luke the Evangelist Parish Church until further notice

Face masks must be worn inside and outdoors: everywhere except your own home

There are 5 Reasons to leave home:

• shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household, once per day, a support person can accompany if requiredwithin 5km)
• caregiving or compassionate reasons
• authorised work or permitted education, or work interstate (if you can work from home, you must work from home)
• exercise (up to two hours, with one other person or members of your household; within 5km)
• receive a vaccination

Private and public gatherings are not permitted until further notice

27 May 2021

pdf #33 UPDATE: GENERAL LITURGICAL GUIDELINES (422 KB)
COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Information Updated: 27 May 2021, 12.00pm

25 May 2021

pdf #32 UPDATE: GENERAL LITURGICAL GUIDELINES (665 KB)
COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Information Updated: 25 May 2021, 5:00pm

24 May 2021

NO SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 29/30 MAY
(New Updated Restrictions from 6.00pm Tuesday 25 May 2021)

•    There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m.
•    Places of Worship may continue to welcome in people as per the
     1 person per 2sqm density quotient
    Masks must be worn indoors at all times (have a lawful reason not to or are children under 12 years of age)
    The Government QR contact tracing system must be in place from Friday 28 May 2021
    There will not be a movement to easing of numbers from (186 people to 200 people) this coming Friday, 28 May, as previously indicated.
•    Hands to be sanitised on arrival
•    All attendees must be registered
•    Mandatory use of Victorian Government QR Code Service
•    The Victorian Government has announced that it is moving to a single
     QR Code Covid-19 check-in system
•    This means that this Parish must use the free Victorian Government
     QR Code Service and have Covid marshals in place to ensure people are
     checking in at relevant Parish activities (e.g. Mass, weddings and funerals, and use of Parish spaces for community events).
•    The Most Holy Trinity
•    QR Code available on arrival for registration
•    Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
•    Parish Office – 9877 2292

QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please

17 May 2021

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 22/23 MAY

•    There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions; moving to 200 people on 28 May)
•    The Victorian Government has announced density limits will lift on small to medium-sized venues
•    People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age)
•    Hands to be sanitised on arrival
•    All attendees must be registered
•    Mandatory use of Victorian Government QR Code Service
•    Last Friday (7 May 2021) the Victorian Government announced that it is moving to a single QR Code Covid-19 check-in system
•    This means that by 6pm on Friday, 28 May, all Parishes must use the free Victorian Government QR Code Service and have Covid marshals in place to ensure people are checking in at relevant Parish activities (e.g. Mass, weddings and funerals, and use of Parish spaces for community events)
•    Face masks are optional this weekend here
•    Pentecost Sunday
(Bookings essential to manage numbers)
•    QR Code available on arrival for registration
•    Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
•    Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

10 May 2021

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 15/16 MAY

•    There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions; moving to 200 people on 28 May)
•    The Victorian Government has announced density limits will lift on small to medium-sized venues

•    People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
•    Hands to be sanitised on arrival
•    All attendees must be registered
•    Mandatory use of Victorian Government QR Code Service
•    Last Friday (7 May 2021) the Victorian Government announced that it is moving to a single QR Code Covid-19 check-in system.
•    This means that by 6pm on Friday, 28 May, all Parishes must use the free Victorian Government QR Code Service and have Covid marshals in place to ensure people are checking in at relevant Parish activities (e.g. Mass, weddings and funerals, and use of Parish spaces for community events).
•    Face masks are optional this weekend here
•    The Ascension of the Lord
(Bookings essential to manage numbers)
•    QR Code available on arrival for registration
•    Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
•    Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

3 May 2021

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 8/9 MAY

•    There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)
•    People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
•    Hands to be sanitised on arrival
•    All attendees must be registered
•    Face masks are optional this weekend here
•    6th Sunday of Easter
(Bookings essential to manage numbers)
•    QR Code available on arrival for registration
•    Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
•    Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

26 April 2021

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 1/2 MAY

•    There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)
•    People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
•    Hands to be sanitised on arrival
•    All attendees must be registered
•    Face masks are optional this weekend here
•    5th Sunday of Easter
(Bookings essential to manage numbers)
•    QR Code available on arrival for registration
•    Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
•    Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

19 April 2021

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 24/25 APRIL

•    There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)
•    People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
•    Hands to be sanitised on arrival
•    All attendees must be registered
•    Face masks are optional this weekend here
•    4th Sunday of Easter - Good Shepherd Sunday
(Bookings essential to manage numbers)
•    QR Code available on arrival for registration
•    Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
•    Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

12 April 2021

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 17/18 APRIL

•    There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)
•    People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
•    Hands to be sanitised on arrival
•    All attendees must be registered
•    Face masks are optional this weekend here
•    3rd Sunday of Easter
(Bookings essential to manage numbers)
•    QR Code available on arrival for registration
•    Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
•    Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

5 April 2021

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 10/11 APRIL

  • There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)
  • People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
  • Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  • All attendees must be registered
  • Face masks are optional this weekend here
  • 2nd Sunday of Easter - Divine Mercy Sunday
    (Bookings essential to manage numbers)
  • QR Code available on arrival for registration
  • Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
  • Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

29 March 2021

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR ALL ALL HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES THIS WEEK

There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)

  • People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
  • Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  • All attendees must be registered
  • Face masks are optional
  • TO BOOK FOR:
    •    THURSDAY 1st April OF THE LORD’S SUPPER @ 7.30PM
    •    FRIDAY 2nd April OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD @ 10.30AM FOR WAY OF THE CROSS
    •    FRIDAY 2nd April OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD @ 3.00PM FOR CELEBRATION OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD
    •    THE EASTER VIGIL 3rd April (Saturday Evening) IN THE HOLY NIGHT @ 8.00PM
    •    AND SUNDAY 4th April OF THE RESURRECTION 8.30AM & 10.30AM morning; registrations now closed

    (Bookings essential to manage numbers)
  • QR Code available on arrival for registration
  • Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
  • Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for registration please.

22 March 2021

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 27/28 MARCH

  • There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)
  • People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
  • Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  • All attendees must be registered
  • Face masks are optional this weekend here
  • Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
  • Please Note: For all Palm Sunday Masses this weekend please bring your own Palm if you want Blessed Palm this year. Due to COVID-19 restrictions it is best that your Palm be obtained by you, brought by you, remain in your possession, taken home by you and find a suitable place in your home by you.
    (Bookings essential to manage numbers)
  • QR Code available on arrival for registration
  • Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
  • Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

15 March 2021

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND
20/21 MARCH

  • There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)
  • People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
  • Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  • All attendees must be registered
  • Face masks are optional this weekend here
  • 5th Sunday of Lent
    (Bookings essential to manage numbers)
  • QR Code available on arrival for registration
  • Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
  • Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

8 March 2021

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 13/14 MARCH

  • There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)
  • People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
  • Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  • All attendees must be registered
  • Face masks are optional this weekend here
  • 4th Sunday of Lent
    (Bookings essential to manage numbers)
  • QR Code available on arrival for registration
  • Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
  • Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

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1 March 2021

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 6/7 MARCH

  • There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)
  • People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
  • Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  • All attendees must be registered
  • Face masks are optional this weekend here
  • 3rd Sunday of Lent
    (Bookings essential to manage numbers)
  • QR Code available on arrival for registration
  • Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
  • Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

26 February 2021

pdf #29 UPDATE: GENERAL LITURGICAL GUIDELINESCOVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (638 KB)

22 February 2021

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 27/28 FEBRUARY

  • There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)
  • People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
  • Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  • All attendees must be registered
  • Face masks are optional this weekend here
  • 2nd Sunday of Lent
    (Bookings essential to manage numbers)
  • QR Code available on arrival for registration
  • Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
  • Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

17 February 2021

pdf #28 UPDATE: GENERAL LITURGICAL GUIDELINESCOVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne  (656 KB)

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 20/21 FEBRUARY

  • There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)
  • People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
  • Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  • All attendees must be registered
  • Face masks are still mandatory indoors here
    (Please be aware that it is still a mandatory requirement to wear a face mask at all times indoors, including in a Church or Parish Office setting. Being vigilant on this requirement is important in maintaining a COVIDSafe environment.
    As per Tim O’Leary Executive Director Stewardship, Archdiocese of Melbourne 20210217 correspondence)
  • 1st Sunday of Lent
    (Bookings essential to manage numbers)
  • QR Code available on arrival for registration
  • Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
  • The Distribution of Ashes and Holy Communion will be done in blocks to minimise close contact with others (as we’ve done before)
  • Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

16 February 2021

pdf Please find attached a Letter from the Archbishop regarding the Vaccine program and rollout. (126 KB)

CHURCH CLOSED DUE TO 5 DAY LOCKDOWN AS OF 11.59PM 12 February 2021

pdf #27 UPDATE: GENERAL LITURGICAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (477 KB)

8 February 2021

NO BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 13/14 FEBRUARY;
CHURCH CLOSED DUE TO 5 DAY LOCKDOWN AS OF 11.59PM 12 FEBRAUARY 2021

  • There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)
  • People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
  • Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  • All attendees must be registered
  • Face masks are now compulsory indoors here
  • 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    (Bookings essential to manage numbers)
  • QR Code available on arrival for registration
  • Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
  • Holy Communion will be done in blocks to minimise close contact with others (as we’ve done before)
  • Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

4 February 2021

pdf #26 UPDATE: GENERAL LITURGICAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (642 KB)

1 February 2021

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 6/7 FEBRUARY

  • There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)
  • People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
  • Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  • All attendees must be registered
  • Face masks are now compulsory indoors here
  • 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    (Bookings essential to manage numbers)
  • QR Code available on arrival for registration
  • Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
  • Holy Communion will be done in blocks to minimise close contact with others (as we’ve done before)
  • Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

25 January 2021

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 30/31 JANUARY

  • There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)
  • People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
  • Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  • All attendees must be registered
  • Face masks are now optional indoors here
  • 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    (Bookings essential to manage numbers)
  • QR Code available on arrival for registration
  • Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
  • Holy Communion will be done in blocks to minimise close contact with others (as we’ve done before)
  • Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

pdf #25 UPDATE: GENERAL LITURGICAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (641 KB)

18 January 2021

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 23/24 JANUARY

  • There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)
  • People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
  • Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  • All attendees must be registered
  • Face masks are now optional indoors here
  • 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
    (Bookings essential to manage numbers)
  • QR Code available on arrival for registration
  • Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
  • Holy Communion will be done in blocks to minimise close contact with others (as we’ve done before)
  • Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

13 January 2021

pdf #24 UPDATE: GENERAL LITURGICAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne  (641 KB)

11 January 2021

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 16/17 JANUARY

  • There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)
  • People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
  • Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  • All attendees must be registered
  • Face masks are now currently compulsory indoors
  • 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
    (Bookings essential to manage numbers)
  • QR Code available on arrival for registration
  • Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
  • Holy Communion will be done in blocks to minimise close contact with others (as we’ve done before)
  • Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

4 January 2021

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 9/10 JANUARY

  • There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)
  • People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
  • Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  • All attendees must be registered
  • Face masks are now currently compulsory indoors
  • Feast of The Baptism of the Lord
    (Bookings essential to manage numbers)
  • QR Code available on arrival for registration
  • Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
  • Holy Communion will be done in blocks to minimise close contact with others (as we’ve done before)
  • Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

28 December 2020

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 2/3 JANUARY

  • There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)
  • People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
  • Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  • All attendees must be registered
  • Solemnity of The Epiphany of the Lord
    (Bookings essential to manage numbers)
  • QR Code available on arrival for registration
  • Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
  • Holy Communion will be done in blocks to minimise close contact with others (as we’ve done before)
  • Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

25 December 2020

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 26/27 DECEMBER

  • There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)
  • People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
  • Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  • All attendees must be registered
  • Feast of The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
    (Bookings essential to manage numbers)
  • QR Code available on arrival for registration
  • Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
  • Holy Communion will be done in blocks to minimise close contact with others (as we’ve done before)
  • Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

21 December 2020

MASS TIMES FOR 2020 CHRISTMAS
(Bookings essential to manage numbers:
186 People inside)

  • Christmas Eve Mass for Seniors @ 4.00pm in our Parish Church
  • Christmas Eve Mass for Families @ 6.00pm in our Parish School Quadrangle; please bring own chair(s), picnic rugs, water and wearing weather appropriate clothing for outdoors etc. to sit comfortably during the sacred occasion
  • Christmas Eve (Vatican Midnight) Mass during the Night for all @ 10.00pm in our Parish Church (Carols from 9.30pm)
  • Christmas Day Mass for all @ 9.30am in our Parish Church
  • Parish QR Code will also be availble on your arrival

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS COMING WEEKEND 26/27 DECEMBER

  • There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)
  • People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
  • Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  • All attendees must be registered
  • Feast of The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
    (Bookings essential to manage numbers)
  • QR Code available on arrival for registration
  • Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
  • Holy Communion will be done in blocks to minimise close contact with others (as we’ve done before)
  • Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

12 December 2020

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 19/20 DECEMBER

  • There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)
  • People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
  • Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  • All attendees must be registered
  • 4th Sunday of Advent (Bookings essential to manage numbers)
  • QR Code available on arrival for registration
  • Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
  • Holy Communion will be done in blocks to minimise close contact with others (as we’ve done before)
  • Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

11 December 2020

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL’S DECISION ON
MASS TIMES FOR 2020 CHRISTMAS

  • Christmas Eve Mass for Seniors @ 4.00pm in our Parish Church
  • Christmas Eve Mass for Families @ 6.00pm in our Parish School Quadrangle; please bring own chair(s), picnic rugs, water and wearing weather appropriate clothing for outdoors etc. to sit comfortably during the sacred occasion
  • Christmas Eve (Vatican Midnight) Mass during the Night for all @ 10.00pm in our Parish Church
  • Christmas Day Mass for all @ 9.30am in our Parish Church
  • Parish QR Code will also be availble on your arrival

8 December 2020

All places of worship including churches, adoration chapels and other church buildings used for public prayer and religious services may open for permitted religious ceremonies.

  • Religious gatherings can be held indoors or outdoors. Venues must apply the 1 person per two square metre rule to ensure people have enough room to maintain 1.5 metres distance between them. There are no group limits;

  • The two square metre rule can be used only if electronic record keeping is used, otherwise, the four square metre rule must apply. The square metre rule doesn’t include babies under 12 months of age;

  • Record Keeping is still required for all attendees beyond a 15 minute visit and must include: First Name + Contact Number + date and time at which the person attended the place of worship. Records must be kept for 28 days;
  • People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).

  • Hygiene precautions must continue to be maintained throughout;

  • Doors must remain closed to prevent public access if there is no-one available to ensure that particular number limits are maintained;

  • As people may not be wearing masks, egress must be carefully planned. If doorways encourage people to be in close proximity to each other, or to gather in some way prior or after worship or prayer, separate entrance and exits must be maintained.

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 12/13 DECEMBER

  • There is a density quotient of 1 person per 2sq.m. (Our limit in our Parish Church is 186 People, due to its internal dimensions)
  • People must carry a face covering at all times. If a distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained, either indoors or outdoors, then face coverings must be worn (unless they are people that live with each other, or have a lawful reason, or are children under 12 years of age).
  • Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  • All attendees must be registered
  • 3rd Sunday of Advent (Bookings essential to manage numbers)
  • QR Code available on arrival for registration
  • Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
  • Holy Communion will be done in blocks to minimise close contact with others (as we’ve done before)
  • Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

8 December 2020

pdf #23 UPDATE: GENERAL LITURGICAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (637 KB)

30 November 2020

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 5/6 DECEMBER

  • There is a limit of 93 Parishioners along with Fr Gerard (density quotient of 1 per 4sq.m.)
  • Masks must be worn by all
  • Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  • All attendees must be registered
  • 2nd Sunday of Advent (Bookings essential to manage numbers)
  • QR Code available on arrival for registration
  • Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
  • Holy Communion will be done in blocks to minimise close contact with others (as we’ve done before)
  • No congregational singing for the time being
  • Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings in advance or QR Code available on arrival for Weekday Masses registration please. Parishioners are also invited to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

24 November 2020

pdf #22 UPDATE: GENERAL LITURGICAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (667 KB)

23 November 2020

BOOKINGS NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS THIS WEEKEND 28/29 NOVEMBER

  • There is a limit of 93 Parishioners along with Fr Gerard (density quotient of 1 per 4sq.m.)
  • Masks must be worn by all
  • Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  • All attendees must be registered
  • 1st Sunday of Advent (Bookings essential to manage numbers)
  • Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
  • Holy Communion will be done in blocks to minimise close contact with others (as we’ve done before)
  • No congregational singing for the time being
  • Parish Office – 9877 2292

Phone bookings for Weekday Masses please. Parishioners are also asked to advise the Registrar if they want to attend the following day.

11 November 2020

Our Church is now open for Mass again this week and weekend.

However, please note the following guidelines:

  •     There is a limit of 20 Parishioners along with Fr Gerard
  •     Masks must be worn by all
  •     Hands to be sanitised on arrival
  •     All attendees must be registered
        (Bookings essential to manage numbers)
  •     Social distancing must be maintained but family groups can sit together
  •     Holy Communion will be done in blocks to minimise close contact with others
        (as we’ve done before)
  •     No congregational singing for the time being 

10 November 2020

pdf #21 UPDATE: GENERAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (529 KB)

2 November 2020 (All Souls Day)

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, remembering our own this past twelve months, in a meditative and pictorial way

29 October 2020

#20 UPDATE: GENERAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

27 October 2020

#19 UPDATE: GENERAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

26 October 2020

METRO MELBOURNE
(More details to follow as soon as they are available from the Archbishop)

As of 11.59pm, Tuesday 27 October

  • Faith communities:

Outdoor religious ceremonies permitted up to 20 people, in addition to those required for the service.

Indoor religious ceremonies can be held with up to 10. There has been no indication that the faith leader is additional here and we need to get confirmation on this.

(Note: Indoor and Outdoor services are not to be held concurrently, it is an either or, or alternating, for example).

  • Weddings permitted up to ten people outdoors.
  • Funerals permitted up to 20 mourners. This limit doesn’t include babies under 12 months of age, or the people required to conduct the funeral.

 20 October 2020

pdf #18 UPDATE: GENERAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (536 KB)

18 October 2020

Parish Patronal Feast - Happy Saint Luke's Day

28 September 2020

pdf #17 UPDATE: GENERAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (531 KB) pdf
(531 KB)

25 September 2020

pdf Open letter to the Premier from the Bishops of Victoria (1.08 MB)

17 September 2020

pdf A Pathway through the COVID-19 Pandemic: Archdiocese of Melbourne (507 KB)

16 September 2020

Letters from Archbishop Peter: To the People and Clergy of the Archdiocese of Melbourne and … "Caring For Those Facing Sickness And Death"

pdf #16 UPDATE: GENERAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (349 KB)

15 September 2020

pdf #15 UPDATE: GENERAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Information (348 KB)

13 September 2020

pdf MELBOURNE'S ROADMAP OUT OF COVID 19 LOCKDOWN (55 KB)

6 September 2020

pdf Victoria’s roadmap for reopening – How we live in Metropolitan Melbourne (159 KB)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap to reopening

Working Together To Re-Open Victoria – Safely

3 September 2020

Parish Pastoral Council wants to reach out to all Parishioners with a Zoom meeting to touch base, pray a little, chat about the experience we've been having with COVID and respond to any questions from Parishioners; i.e.: Is there anything else you need in terms of your spiritual lives? Please join us on Thursday 3rd September at 7.00 p.m.

30 August 2020

The Prayer for Serenity comes to mind for me after reflecting on Sunday's Gospel this weekend and it goes like this:

God, grant us the serenity

to accept the things we cannot change,
the courage to change the things we can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
taking, as Jesus did,
this sinful/fractured world as it is,
not as we would have it;
trusting that You will make all things right
if we surrender to Your will;
so that we may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with You forever in the next.
Amen.

8 August 2020

default SBS Coronavirus information in your language

4 August 2020

pdf #14 UPDATE: GENERAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (351 KB) pdf
(351 KB)
These last few days have brought very sad news to us all with the continued rise in the numbers of deaths, particularly from aged care communities. The attached update is much briefer than usual, mostly because the restrictions are more uniform. Whilst in some respects it makes things easier, it also highlights how far we have to go, and how much harder we have to work to keep our communities thriving.

2 August 2020 (Stage 4 Restrictions)

default Premier's statement on changes to Melbourne’s restrictions

default Updated restrictions – announcement 2 August

31 July 2020

pdf #13 UPDATE: GENERAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (405 KB)

 
 30 July 2020
COVID19 Prayer

    

22 July 2020

pdf #12 UPDATE: GENERAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (393 KB)

Please find attached the most recent information that pertains to the wearing of face coverings. This new information is contained in the first pink-shaded pages and relates most notably to the Hot Zone areas. It is important though, that this is read by all regardless of your zoning as a clear understanding about movements across zones must be considered - particular in relation to funerals and for staff where applicable. I also urge you to read the DHHS link contained in the document regarding face coverings as this explains what must be considered in the workplace and for travel.

The sections around Liturgical Guidelines and Holy Communion are detailed.

21 July 2020

default The Chief Health Officer recommends that Victorians wear a FACE MASK when leaving home if it is difficult to keep 1.5 metres apart from other people.

image 3C's: WHO (227 KB)

image Know the Facts Poster: WHO (369 KB)

default COVID-19 transmission and protective measures: WHO

17 July 2020

pdf COVID 19 Online Safety for Parents and Children (1.11 MB)

default COVID LIVE default We're remembering & holding all People affected in Prayer at this time

12 July 2020

pdf SUNDAY HERALD SUN COVID-19 FACT SHEET (50.08 MB)

pdf Ten ways to reduce your risk (1.45 MB)

8 July 2020

pdf #11 UPDATE: GENERAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (372 KB)

We're closed for Sunday Masses and Weekday Masses until further notice

7 July 2020

pdf Letter from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli (395 KB)

pdf The Premier announced this afternoon that we will return to Stage 3 Restrictions on Wednesday 8 July at 11.59pm for six weeks. (342 KB)

4 July 2020

pdf Statement From The Premier (342 KB)

1 July 2020

pdf #10 UPDATE: GENERAL GUIDELINESCOVID - 19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne  (359 KB)

We're closed for Sunday Masses this weekend 11 & 12 July and until further notice

30 June 2020

default Statement from the Premier

23 June 2020

pdf #9 UPDATE: GENERAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (333 KB)

20 June 2020

17 June 2020 pdf (333 KB)

pdf # 8 UPDATE: GENERAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (333 KB) pdf #8 UPDATE: GENERAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (333 KB)

17 June 2020

pdf Welcome Home Parish Checklist (252 KB)

3 June 2020

pdf Protocols and Roles for Masses (709 KB)

1 June 2020

pdf #7 UPDATE: GENERAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (158 KB)

27 May 2020 (Stage 2 Restrictions)

pdf UPDATE COVID 19 GENERAL GUIDELINES (337 KB)

pdf A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE CATHOLIC PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA FROM THE BISHOPS OF AUSTRALIA (247 KB)

pdf Entrustment Prayer Card (256 KB)

12 May 2020 pdf (351 KB)

pdf GENERAL GUIDELINES COVID-19: Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (351 KB)

pdf What can my Parish do? Points to consider in determining how your Parish might be able to move into new Stages of re-opening.

(281 KB)
13 May 2020

pdf Most recent Pastoral Letter from the Bishops of Victoria
(231 KB)

Post Easter Message: 29 April 2020

default Latest message from the Archbishop, this link will take you to a short message from Archbishop Peter

Easter Message: 12 April 2020

pdf An Easter Calling to Us by Name, (328 KB) pdf from Most Rev Peter A Comensoli, Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne (328 KB)

default a Video Easter Calling to Us by Name,  from Most Rev Peter A Comensoli, Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne

Public Confidence: 7 April 2020

pdf Melbourne's Catholic Archbishop's Letter to the Faithful (409 KB)

Public Safety: 3 April 2020

pdf Update from Archbishop Peter regarding restricted arrangments for the celebration of Holy Week throughout the Archdiocese of Melbourne (285 KB)

Public Safety: 23 March 2020 pdf (586 KB)

pdf Update from Archbishop Peter regarding the implications of the most recent Government directives (586 KB) pdf (586 KB)

Public Safety: 19 March 2020

pdf Guidelines in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (316 KB)


Public Safety: 18 March 2020

pdf (516 KB) pdf Letter from the Bishops of Victoria (472 KB) pdf (472 KB) pdf
(472 KB)

Regarding COVID-19 and how the Church in Victoria has decided to respond to the directions of the Government. Gathering in our Church for Worship is now suspended until further notice – please read the Bishops' Letter. It is important to understand that this is to minimise any infection to any person in close proximity to other people gathered in a static environment for an extended period of time. N.B. Our Church is now closed until further notice at the Archbishop's instruction and the Goverment guidelines during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Public Safety: 13 March 2020

pdf Letter from the Bishops of Victoria (516 KB)

General Guidelines for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

Public Safety: 6 March 2020

document Letter of Guidance from the Catholic Vicar General, Melbourne, regarding the current situation pertaining to the novel coronavirus. (549 KB)

pdf Australian Catholic Bishop's Conference Advice (174 KB)

Public Safety:28 February 2020

pdf Novel Coronavirus Guidance for Parishes - Archbishop of Melbourne (680 KB)

Psalms and readings from the Liturgy of the Hours, and Mass readings

Weekly Bulletin

Calendar

29 Jul
Saint Martha
Date 29.07.21