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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!