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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  • 26 September 2020
  • Gospel Reflection

What the gospel highlights is that our ‘yes’ is always an ongoing invitation that is being put before us. Our ‘yes’ is an ongoing ‘yes’ to the Lord. Our ‘yes’ is revealed in and through the small and the big choices and events of our lives. 

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September Week 3 - Month of Prayer

  • 25 September 2020
  • Parish News

Welcome to the fourth week of our Month of Prayer. The theme for this week is 'THE KINGDOM IS WITHIN.'  A Guide to Prayer,  Reflection and Practice sections are provided here to assist with nurturing our prayer practice. 

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Sacrament of Reconciliation

  • 25 September 2020
  • Parish News

Children in our parish who are attending preparation classes for their Sacrament of Reconciliation have made special Family Prayer Spaces in their homes where they spend time to talk with God.

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  • 19 September 2020
  • Gospel Reflection

"God's thoughts and ways are not as ours." This is the time to find out the different ways God is active in our lives. God’s ways are like this, in that he brings back everyone together to cherish the memories of God’s love around us, amidst all the chaos and sufferings. 

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Letter from Archbishop Comensoli

  • 16 September 2020
  • Parish News

Read the letter from Archbishop Peter Comensoli to the people and clergy of the Archdiocese of Melbourne regarding latest updates on the COVID-19 Restrictions in Victoria.

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Video Message from Fr Martin to our school community in Whittlesea

  • 16 September 2020
  • Parish News
  • School news

Fr Martin sent a video message to our school community at St Mary's Catholic School in Whittlesea. He talked about the colours of spring and the hope it brings! As COVID-19 restrictions continue, the Parish finds ways to reach out to our school children who are special in God's eyes.

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  • 13 September 2020
  • Gospel Reflection

The scripture readings today reveal that God is forgiveness and to be a disciple of Jesus is to know the reality of this wonderful gift. At the same time, just as we have been forgiven for our failures, it is to embrace a way of life that reveals this to those who have offended us.

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

  • 05 September 2020
  • Gospel Reflection

The readings this Sunday remind us of the responsibility we have been entrusted by God through Baptism. Like Ezekiel, we should be a "watchman" for others. Jesus also teaches us to not only assist in our neighbour's temporal and spiritual needs, but also to correct and provide counsel when needed.

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Season of Creation

  • 04 September 2020
  • Parish News

Pope Francis is encouraging parishes and schools to participate in a Season of Creation, commencing September 1 and ending October 4, the Feast of St Francis of Assisi. We are called to prayer, reflection and action towards care of our common home, the planet Earth. 

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September - a month of Prayer

  • 31 August 2020
  • Parish News
  • Upcoming events

In order to assist our parish community in their prayer life, we are naming September as a Month of Prayer. A Guide to Prayer will be featured on our website with Reflection and Practice sections to assist with nurturing our prayer practice. For this first week, MYSTERY will be our focus.

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Resources for the Month of Prayer

  • 31 August 2020
  • Upcoming events
  • Parish News

To assist our families during this Month of Prayer, a DIY instruction guide for making a Family Prayer Space featuring what is needed, a Booklet of Prayers and other digital resources have been made available for everyone!

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

  • 30 August 2020
  • Gospel Reflection

"If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me." We are called to accompany Jesus in his way, embracing suffering and even death. During this pandemic, we too are carrying the burden of suffering, yet it is not without meaning.

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To Live Life to the Full: Mental Health in Australia Today

  • 30 August 2020
  • Parish News

In the Social Justice Statement 2020-21, To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today, the Bishops invite our parishes, organisations and communities to be places of acceptance, care and healing for those experiencing mental health problems, not places of rejection, judgment or stigma.

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Light in the Darkness

  • 25 August 2020
  • Parish News
  • Upcoming events

As the last light of the last day of winter fades, you are invited to light a candle, stand in your front garden and spend some time in silence to remember all those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 or to violence. Then, look to the future with prayer and hope.

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) 2020/2021 Journey

  • 25 August 2020
  • Parish News
  • Upcoming events

Enquiry Stage of the RCIA via Zoom on Wednesday, 9th September at 7:30PM.  

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ZOOM Catechist Classes - Sacrament of Eucharist

  • 25 August 2020
  • Parish News

Our Pastoral Associate Sandy Starbuck provides some update the preparation for the Sacrament of Eucharist of children from government schools within our Parish.

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

  • 21 August 2020
  • Gospel Reflection

When Jesus asked his disciples who people think He was, Peter responded"You are the son of the living God." Just as Peter was prompted by his inner self and given the key to the kingdom of heaven, we too have been given the key to unlock our inner self to know more about the strength of Jesus in us.

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Parish children depict the "cup of our salvation" in colourful works of art

  • 19 August 2020
  • Parish News

In a previous article, we shared how the children of our parish have been attending the Parish Sacramental Program for First Eucharist via Zoom. They were asked to decorate the chalice and share what they would feel when they first receive Holy Communion. We proudly feature more of their works here!

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  • 14 August 2020
  • Gospel Reflection

At various times in our lives we face all kinds of difficulties and trials as we do at this particular time of the COVID 19 pandemic. Let us not be discouraged. Like the Canaanite woman in the Gospel, let us plead on our knees and pray with trusting faith to the Lord who is close to us.

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"The Father’s heart: a vision for missionary renewal" by Father James Mallon (Canada)

  • 14 August 2020
  • Parish News

Watch the third installment of the 'Leading a Missionary Parish' series, designed for Parish leaders to hear from global leaders about missionary parish renewal. Talk 3: The Father’s heart: a vision for missionary renewal with Fr James Mallon.

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Melbourne ACYF Lockdown Special

  • 13 August 2020
  • Parish News

Last year, more than 1,000 young Melburnians travelled thousands of kilometers to Perth to attend the Australian Catholic Youth Festival. They had a wonderful online reunion with Archbishop Peter A Comensoli and Fr Rob Galea  on 12th August 2020 at 5pm. 

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  • 08 August 2020
  • Gospel Reflection

During these uncertain and anxious times,  we are like Peter and the disciples. We can be strong and brave in the face of adversity, but we can also become fearful and feel our faith becoming weak. Jesus reassures us today, "Do not be afraid. It is I." He reaches out to us and holds us safe.

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Parish Sacramental Program for First Eucharist

  • 07 August 2020
  • Parish News

The children of our Parish continue to come together via Zoom in preparation for their First Communion. Let's continue to pray for them and their families as they prepare for the celebration of this sacrament. 

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You can make a difference!

  • 07 August 2020
  • Parish News

At a time when living our faith seems to be "locked down," God is challenging each of us to get actively involved in our parish by reaching out to one another, supporting each other and growing together as one faith community. Join us in these exciting new parish initiatives and make a difference!

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’Revealers of Jesus’: Video message from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

  • 31 July 2020
  • Parish News

How might we be “revealers of Jesus” during this time of pandemic? In his latest video message, Archbishop Peter A Comensoli encourages the community to draw strength from Jesus, whose vulnerability on the cross revealed to the world the depths of His love.

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2 August 2020

  • 31 July 2020
  • Gospel Reflection

Jesus feeds the crowd with five loaves and two fish. While His disciples are more concerned about their fears and inadequacies, Jesus challenges them to open their hearts and recognise that with what little they have, they can make an enormous difference for those in need.

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Letter from our Parish Priests in this Time of Pandemic

  • 30 July 2020
  • Parish News

In the midst of this pandemic, we are being invited to recognise that we are not alone. The Lord is with us. May our faith, hope and love be a source of strength and encouragement for us all within our families and the broader community.

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"The hope that does not disappoint" with Dr Mary Healy (USA)

  • 24 July 2020
  • Parish News

Watch the second installment of the 'Leading a Missionary Parish' series, where Parish leaders are invited to hear from global leaders in missionary parish renewal. Talk 2: "The hope that does not disappoint" with Dr Mary Healy (Recorded 20 July 2020)

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Becoming Catholic

  • 13 July 2020
  • Parish News

Interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith?

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The Field Hospital Exercises

  • 13 July 2020
  • Upcoming events
  • Parish News

Join The Field Hospital Exercises, a series of three new prayer exercises from the First Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Ministry, to ignite the fire of the Holy Spirit in you and let it permeate onto others you meet. 

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ICYMI: "Awakening your heart for mission" with Fr Stephen Langridge (UK) 

  • 12 July 2020
  • Parish News

Watch the first installment of the 'Leading a Missionary Parish' series, where Parish leaders are invited to hear from global leaders in missionary parish renewal. Talk 1: "Awakening your heart for mission" with Fr Stephen Langridge (Recorded 2 July 2020)

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 12 July 2020

  • 12 July 2020
  • Gospel Reflection

The actions we take in caring for our families and our communities may seem insignificant, but these little seeds of kindness and patience that are being sown are giving us all encouragement and hope in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic.

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A Most Significant Step Forward...

  • 11 July 2020
  • Sr Margaret Ryan


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COVID-19 Appeal

  • 30 June 2020
  • Parish News

Donate today to keep vital mission programs alive!

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Parish Finance Committee Report

  • 30 June 2020
  • Parish News

Our parish needs your support during these difficult times. Here are some ways you can contribute.

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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 21 June 2020

  • 26 June 2020
  • Homily

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic our own actions speak of our witness as disciples of Jesus. There are many meaningful ways to express what our Christian faith means for us and the joy and comfort it can be for others. 

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Over 300 local churches united together in Australia to sing a blessing over our nation.

  • 20 June 2020
  • Parish News

During this time of uncertainty and physical isolation, over 300 local churches united together in Australia to sing a blessing over our nation. This is the first time this has happened

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Solemnity of the Holy Trinity - 7th June 2020

  • 16 June 2020
  • Homily

 The Feast of the Trinity speaks to us of a God whose essence is Love.

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Update from the Parish Leadership Team

  • 14 June 2020
  • Parish News

Read the latest report from our Parish Leadership Team

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COVID-19 Guideline Updates

  • 29 May 2020
  • Parish News

Read the latest Government COVID-19 guidelines on the celebration of Mass and other parish activities.

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Ascension and Pentecost: Catholic Faith Formation Newsletter

  • 22 May 2020
  • Parish News

Celebrate Ascension and Pentecost, two great feasts that signal the end of Easter, with these excellent ideas from the Catholic Faith Formation newsletter.

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COVID-19 Pastoral letter - 15 May 2020

  • 14 May 2020
  • Parish News

COVID-19 Pastoral Letter to Members of the Catholic community in Victoria,
The Catholic Dioceses of Melbourne, Ballarat, Sale and Sandhurst 

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Presbytery work in progress

  • 14 May 2020
  • Parish News

Here are some photos of the presbytery work in progress.

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Communication to Parish Community

  • 05 May 2020
  • Parish News

Communication to Parish Community

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The Special Staying home edition!

  • 03 May 2020
  • Sr Margaret Ryan


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AN EASTER CALLING TO US BY NAME

  • 09 April 2020
  • Parish News

What a strange and unsettling storm we are living through! Our lives have become a seesaw between physical isolation and online overload.

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Letter to the Laity, Religious and Clergy of the Archdiocese of Melbourne from Most Rev Peter A Comensoli Archbishop of Melbourne

  • 07 April 2020
  • Parish News


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5th Sunday of Lent - 29th March 2020

  • 29 March 2020
  • Homily

Jesus came into our world to share with us all that is human, including suffering and death.

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COVID-19 Updates

  • 20 March 2020
  • Parish News

Guidelines in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic from 19 March 2020 until further notice

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Suspension of Public Masses: Effective 18 March 2020

  • 18 March 2020
  • Parish News

Update from the Catholic Bishops of Victoria on COVID-19

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COVID-19

  • 13 March 2020
  • Parish News

A letter from the Catholic Bishops of Victoria on COVID-19

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  • 01 March 2020
  • Parish News

Our newly Elect, Anne Rouge and Sajad Kolahdooz, together with their Godparent and Sponsors, RCIA Ministry Team & parish community. 

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CTAL Jan-Feb 2020

  • 25 February 2020
  • Sr Margaret Ryan

A NATIONAL TRAGEDY : THE RAGING BUSHFIRES OF OUR AUSTRALIAN SUMMER

For these last months, world-wide attention has been on this unfolding disaster in our own vast and magnificent land.

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BBQ day at St Mary's Church Kinglake

  • 21 February 2020
  • Parish News

Photos from the BBQ day at St Mary's Church Kinglake on 21st Feb 2020

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Parish Feast Day BBQ

  • 15 February 2020
  • Parish News

Parish Feast Day BBQ celebrated on Saturday 15 February 6:15pm at St Joseph Primary School.

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Congratulations

  • 26 January 2020
  • Parish News

Congratulations to our very own Ray Rosales - Senior Citizen of the year 2020 Australia Day recipient

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Parish Carol Group - Outreach Program

  • 22 December 2019
  • Parish News

Outreach to age care

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Thank you from our ACYF pilgrims

  • 14 December 2019
  • Parish News

Our Seven ACYF pilgrims express their sincere  gratitude and belongingness to the support and the encouragement of the parishioners  of the Christ the Light Parish.

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CTAL Dec 2019

  • 11 December 2019
  • Sr Margaret Ryan

Above is the picture of the women gathered to talk about what they wanted to do in their haus kuk. Here is the brief report of the meeting from Sr Theresia, in response to our request for help going forward…

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DO COME TO HEAR THE LATEST FROM OUR PNG NEIGHBOURS!

  • 04 December 2019
  • Sr Margaret Ryan


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Christmas Blessings and Happy New Year

  • 03 December 2019
  • Sr Margaret Ryan

We all may look back on this year with happy hearts for the deep joy our gifts have given the rural families of Papua New Guinea.

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“MAKING IT HAPPEN THEMSELVES” GOGLME, SIMBU PROVINCE UPDATE

  • 03 December 2019
  • Sr Margaret Ryan

On our September visit to Goglme, we listened as the women discussed the cookhouse use at a meeting chaired by Roslyn Tony, High School Head teacher. Here is an update on the Goglme Cookhouse from Sr Maryanne Kolkia

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Meeting to Elect Oamug Women’s Leaders - Group Planning for Cookhouse Use

  • 03 December 2019
  • Sr Margaret Ryan

Above is the picture of the women gathered to talk about what they wanted to do in their haus kuk. Here is the brief report of the meeting from Sr Theresia, in response to our request for help going forward...

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Visit to the Highlands of Papua New Guinea

  • 03 December 2019
  • Sr Margaret Ryan

Following our visit to the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Marilina Larcinese employed her amazing e-media talent to produce a fascinating 15 min video of the highlights of the visit and an update on each of the cookhouse communities. Hear and see their joy!

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CTAL Oct-Nov 2019

  • 24 October 2019
  • Sr Margaret Ryan

You are so welcome to come to lunch to the Mercy Hub social room at 617 Nicholson St on Thursday, October 24th, from 12-2 pm. We visited the Highlands in early September and have wonderful news of Papua New Guinea to share

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CTAL Aug - Sep 2019

  • 15 August 2019
  • Sr Margaret Ryan

Cookhouses ‘n Tanks a Lot An Australian partnership for clean drinking water and communal cookhouses in remote PNG rural villages

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CTAL June -July 2019

  • 19 July 2019
  • Sr Margaret Ryan

What a truly fabulous effort! Every cent you give goes directly to the supply of building materials, and any extra tools needed, for these cookhouses in PNG. The 2014 request from

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CTAL May - June 2019

  • 13 June 2019
  • Sr Margaret Ryan

Cookhouses ‘n Tanks a Lot An Australian partnership for clean drinking water and communal cookhouses in remote Papua New Guinea rural villages 

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CTAL Mar -April 2019

  • 11 April 2019
  • Sr Margaret Ryan

Cookhouses ‘n Tanks a Lot An Australian partnership for clean drinking water and communal cookhouses in remote PNG rural villages 

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CTAL Jan-Feb 2019

  • 16 January 2019
  • Sr Margaret Ryan

In early September this year, Enza Angelucci, our honorary architect, Sandra Young,, generous CTAL supporter with a keen interest in rural women’s development in PNG and myself with Sr Theresia Tina, our PNG Mercy Sister qualified in community development, will visit all the communities ..