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People of faith deserve hope, not exile: Archbishop Comensoli

  • 21 October 2020
  • Parish News

In this piece from Archbishop Peter Comensoli which originally appeared in the Herald Sun (19 October 2020), he laments the Victorian government's announcement to keep Melbourne's doors of faith closed in step two of the COVID-19 road map.

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Ready, Set, Pray! Children’s Liturgy of the Word @ Home

  • 21 October 2020
  • Parish News
  • School news

The Ready, Set, Pray! Children’s Liturgy of the Word @ Home video series has been created to provide an engaging space for families to encounter Jesus through the Sunday gospel. It's a very useful resource for our parish and primary school families.

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Children preparing for Confirmation craft and share their Holy Spirit Shields

  • 20 October 2020
  • Parish News

Children in our Parish Confirmation Preparation Program show creativity in crafting their Holy Spirit Shields which reflect how they see God's spirit in themselves, their sponsors, their chosen saints and in their actions. 

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Free e-book on 'Online safety for grandparents and carers'

  • 14 October 2020
  • Parish News

The eSafety Commissioner has recently published a free e-book resource 'Online safety for grandparents and carers' which provides advice about online safety issues that children and young people may experience. Download it now!

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Pope releases new encyclical, ’Fratelli tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship’

  • 05 October 2020
  • Parish News

On 4 October to mark the conclusion of the 2020 Season of Creation, Pope Francis released a new encyclical 'Fratelli tutti,' which explores themes of friendship and unity in a time of growing fragmentation.  It is a diagnosis of the social problems plaguing our world and the Pope's proposed cures.

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Re-opening in COVID-19 time (October 2020)

  • 02 October 2020
  • Parish News

A message from Fr Martin Ashe on changes in religious gatherings in our Parish following easing of COVID-19 restrictions. 

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September Week 4 - Month of Prayer

  • 02 October 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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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RCIA-presentation of candidates

  • 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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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.