Upcoming Events (May - June - July)

Mothers Day Dinner night 13th May @ St Mary's Primary School Hall

Note 5:30pm mass will be held at St Mary's Church Whittlesea.
There will not be Mass at the Nazareth Center on 13th May at 5:30pm)

Holy Eucharist Preperation

Holy Eucharist prep classes for Govt schools starting on 27th May 2023

Parish Camping

Christ the Light parish Camping 21st July - 23rd July ( Dromana )

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Parish News

We are going to be using our website during this period to provide information, update our Parish Life and our continuing growth in faith. Given our situation, this will be our main source of information.

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Mother's Day Dinner & Talent Show

May 13th Mothers Day Dinner and Christ the Light Talent show

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Bunnings sausage Sizzle

Join us this weekend at the Mernda Bunnings Sausage Sizzle fundraiser

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Fundraising dinner led by SriLankan community

Social gathering & fundraising dinner to support the new church building led by our Sri Lankan community

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Parish Feast Day Celebration 2023

Parish Feast Day celebration will be held on Saturday 11th February at 6pm, St Mary’s school oval, Fir Street, Whittlesea following the 5:30pm Mass at St. Mary's Whittlesea.

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2022 Christmas Mass Times

Christmas Masses at the Nazareth Centre and St Mary's Whittlesea

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Mass Times


44 Mernda Village Dr, Mernda VIC 3754
Sat 5:30pm, Sun 8 am, 10:30am at Nazareth Centre, St Joseph's Primary School 44 Mernda Village Drive ------------------------------------- Wed & Fri 09:15 am, Sun 5pm Adoration every Sun 4pm - 5pm at St Josephs' Church, 1490 Plenty Rd, Mernda ------------------------------------- Reconciliation on : 1st , 3rd & 5th Sat 10:00 am


2-20 Fir St, Whittlesea VIC 3757
Tuesday 9:15AM
Thursday 9:15AM
Sunday 10AM
Confession/Reconciliation after Tuesday & Thursday 9:15am Mass at 10am


124 Whittlesea-Kinglake Rd Kinglake 3763
Sunday 8:30AM

Parish Vision and Mission statement

As disciples of Jesus, that our parish of Doreen, Kinglake, Mernda and Whittlesea be a welcoming, vibrant, faith-filled and worshipping catholic community. In a spirit of joy and compassion we will reach out to all in the service of the Good News of God’s love and in our stewardship of our created world.

 Community - Proclamation - Outreach - Worship.

The Cross

The central symbol of our Christian faith. The ultimate revelation of the Good News of God's Love for Humanity

The 'C'

A symbolic representation of Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, after whom our parish is named.

The Three Figures

They represent the richness and diversity of the members of our parish community - 'For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.'(Mt 18:20)

The Rays of Light

Coming from Christ they radiate through the members of the parish who, as missionary disciples, are reaching out with joy and compassion bringing the Light of Christ to the world.


Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion,Reconciliation, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life:1 they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian’s life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life.
– the Cathecism of the Catholic Church no. 1210

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