St Catherine of Siena Catholic Parish
Caroline Springs, VIC
Canonically Erected: 18 January 2006
OUR PARISH VISION
"An inclusive, welcoming and dynamic faith-filled
Catholic Community, living and sharing the Gospel,
to set the world ablaze."
Our website is easy to use and is accessible using computers, smart phones or tablets.
This "Home" page provides a quick overview of what's happening in our Parish without requiring you to "dig" for the latest information.
The Mass Schedule for the upcoming 7 days is available on every page of our website.
Parish events have been organized into our Events Calendar.
Message from Archbishop Comensoli
Weekend, 4-5 January 2020
My dear friends,
On this first weekend of the New Year, we should be focusing on the joy of families, friends and holidays.
Instead for so many, the beginning of 2020 has already been marked with loss, destruction, separation and deep sadness; and it would seem there is more to come.
Our skies across Melbourne are filled with the smell and haze of the fires – a steady reminder that our neighbours, so close to us particularly in the Gippsland areas, but also in our bordering States of NSW and South Australia are in dire need. Read More
2019 Christmas Message
My dear people,
We have arrived at this time of the year when we celebrate the birth of Jesus. The birth of Jesus is an important part of the salvation of the human race; it is truly the saviour of the whole world who is born among us to show us true and authentic humanity and how to live our humanity.
Plenary Council – Call for Delegates
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has requested that each Diocese nominate four people, who may be laypersons, members of religious orders or Clergy, who are willing to be called as delegates for the Plenary Council Sessions in October 2020 and June and July of 2021.
Each delegate will participate in the process of discernment and contribute to a variety of forums before, during and after the Plenary Council Sessions. This is an important and critical role for the life of Catholic Church in Australia.
If you are interested in applying, please fill out the following online form and submit by the deadline of Friday 24 January 2020. (Note that the application process requires two referees including one active Priest [on appointment]). https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2RPTKHZ
One of the initiatives put in place during Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) was to ask the pilgrims to write a note to their parishes thanking them for their support. Many of our pilgrims have sent these notes and they are on the parish notice board. Please take a moment to read them. (FRR)
See sample letter & postcard here.
Archbishop Peter Comensoli on "The New Safeguarding Children & Young People Policy Framework"
Significant progress made, but keeping kids safe remains top priority
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
16 December 2019 -- Catholic leaders have submitted a report to the National Office for Child Safety outlining the Church’s ongoing response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Read More
Finally - The Pews are here
It has been a long journey but finally the extra pews are in the Worship Space.
For more information click here. (updated 21st January 2020)
Paving The Way Project
We are still accepting sponsorships for the blocks in this walkway but we have a cracking problem that we are trying to get resolved.
Updated 20th November
For more information click here.