OUR PARISH VISION
"An inclusive, welcoming and dynamic faith-filled Catholic Community, living and sharing the Gospel, to set the world ablaze."
- Statement of Commitment by Fr Richard Rosse PP
- Parish Policy on Safeguarding Children and Young People
Thursday 10th June 2021
My dear people,
I hope that you are all well and keeping safe.
We received the good news earlier today that from Friday 11th June, we will be allowed to have 50 people attending Mass.
Please see below to book your seat to attend Mass. Owing to the limit on the number of people who can attend Mass, we must use the online booking system again. Please make sure you book before attending as walk-ins cannot be allowed. Your registration will enable us to comply with the regulations as well as make sure we do not turn people away at the door of the church. Please be advised that you will also need to scan the QR Code when coming into the church. Then, kindly proceed to the table to check your name off.
Those without internet/computer access or who find the online booking system too complex can call the office on 8361 9822 to book a seat.
Bookings for the Masses on Friday 11th June, Saturday 12th June and Sunday 13th June will open at 1pm on Thursday 10th June and close two hours prior to the start of Mass. Bookings for Masses from Monday 14th June will open at 1pm on Sunday 13th June and close two hours prior to the start of Mass. We await further announcements on what will be allowed from Friday 18th June.
I understand that we are all eager to get back to church but we can all also appreciate that a number of 50 is quite small for our parish, even though we have 5 weekend Masses. As such, in order to give as many people as possible the opportunity to attend Mass, I would like to ask for everyone’s patience and consideration. As long as the number allowed is 50, I strongly encourage you to book to come to Mass only once every three weeks so that everyone who wants to come for Mass has the opportunity to do so. However, three hours before the start of Mass you may check for availability and if seats are available, by all means, please book to come. Of great importance to note is if after you have booked you are no longer able to come, kindly go to your email and cancel the booking to allow others who are eager to come to Mass the possibility of doing so.
The live streaming of daily Mass will stop after today (Thursday 10th June) and we will only have the Sunday 9am Mass live streamed until the capacity is increased.
I look forward to seeing as many of you as allowed in the church from Friday. May I remind you to please arrive at least half an hour before Mass starts in order to scan the QR code and check your name off the list. Above all, let us all please be kind and patient with each other as we place our trust in the Lord that we will get through these challenging times safely and soundly.
Yours sincerely in Christ,
Fr Richard Rosse PP
PLACES OF WORSHIP to be RE-OPENED
With the latest announcement by the Victorian government, Places of Worship will re-open from 11:59pm Thursday 10 June for a seating capacity of 50 until 11:59pm Thursday 18 June 2021.
Online Booking for Mass
PLEASE CLICK THE ABOVE ICON TO BOOK NOW
Please read the instructions carefully before making any bookings.
On the Pastor's Desk
Fr Richard's Message:
11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr B)
Friday 11th June 2021
My dear people,
By the grace of God, the restrictions have been eased and we are able to celebrate Mass together. I invite you to read the letter I wrote to you yesterday (a copy of the full text is found above) with all the details about reopening here at our parish. [Read more]
Available Baptism Dates for 2021
*Saturday: 1:00pm & 2:30pm
|June 11||July 31|
|July 9||August 7 & 28|
|August 13||September 4 & 25|
* New Baptism Times.
Please click here to go to Baptism Information page.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING
ABLAZE YOUTH GROUP
The Ablaze Youth meets every fortnight on Fridays at 7:00pm-8:30pm in the CRC Cafeteria. The next session is on Friday 11th of June.
It is open to all Year 7 to 12 students. And you are most welcome to bring along your friends.
For further enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Parish Playgroup started on Thursday 29th of April at 10am at the Christ the Priest Primary School Hall.
It's open to all preschool aged children and their carers. If you are interested, rip off one of the little contact cards from the posters in the church's gathering space or get in touch with Natasha.
Motus Christi is an invitation for us to experience Christ’s movement within us, to manifest this pesonal encounter with God in our daily life, to believe and hope in our Heavenly Father and to be inspired and guided by the Holy Spirit.
It is organised and conducted thru the initiative of the Idente Missionaries (Institute Id of Christ the Redeemer), a Catholic congregation whose charism is holiness. This was founded by Fernando Rielo in Tenerife, Spain.
Motus Christi is a call to everyone – to people of all backgrounds, ages and varying stages of faith.
Through an emphasis on the sacraments of the Holy Eucharist, Reconciliation, prayer and daily reading of the New Testament, participants are motivated to undergo a radical change and transformation towards a life of holiness.
Teachings on subjects like The Lord’s Prayer and the Beatitudes have moved the participants into deeper reflection.
It is conducted online via Google Meet every fortnight on Wednesday at 7:30pm.
St Mary MacKillop Commemorative Prayer Card
THE Sisters of St Joseph have created a commemorative prayer card and is offering them for free to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the canonisation of Saint Mary MacKillop of the Cross. [Read more]
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