Parish update 15.10.21
Our parish climate action group is involved in the Faiths 4 Climate action this weekend in preparation for the COP 26 Glasgow conference on climate change. As a part of our local action, our school children from Mary Immaculate and St. Bernadette’s have been making posters with messages for our political leaders. You can see their posters displayed outside Mother of God and St. Bernadette’s Church. They will also feature at the end of our online Mass this weekend and I urge you to watch their inspirational message. This week’s gospel and homily takes on the issue of leadership. The message of our children in their art work gives us a glimpse of what real leadership looks like on issues like climate change and care for our common home, unlike the leadership we are getting from Canberra. It is no wonder Jesus tells us we must enter the kingdom like little children. Join your parish family at our online Mass this weekend - You will find the link on our home page.
Last week many of you followed the proceedings of the 1st assembly of the 5th Plenary Council. In this weekend’s newsletter, I have printed the full concluding report of the Plenary Council assembly. I encourage you to read it.
During lockdown, you can access our Online Mass from our Parish Website. It will be available from 12 noon on Saturday. Click this link Our Parish Online Mass
Please make sure that during the lockdown, you access our parish newsletter on our parish website or you can pick up a hard copy from the containers at the front doors of MOG Church and Presbytery, St. Bernadette’s Church or Mary Immaculate School.
Our Prayer at Home liturgy is printed in the Newsletter and on our website you can access our weekly Children’s Liturgy. In addition to our own online Parish Mass (see above) you can access the Cathedral’s online Mass service: www.youtube.com/user/archmelb and on Sundays at 11:00am you can watch it on Channel 44 (previously known as C31).
IN THIS WEEK’S NEWSLETTER
COVID update - ROADMAP OUT OF LOCKDOWN
The State Government’s “Roadmap out of Lockdown”, is a comprehensive proposal of slowly opening up our community in line with vaccination rates within the state. Dates are only indicative and nothing is set in concrete but if we reach our vaccination targets by the estimated dates, the opening up of Parish activity may look something like this:
We are still awaiting advice on the use of parish facilities for meetings and other activities.
As our lockdown continues, and our churches remain closed, please note the following:
COVID RESTRICTIONS In summary the following restrictions and regulations apply throughout the Melbourne metropolitan area until otherwise notified.
Religious Gatherings, Masses & Ceremonies: Not permitted
Churches and Parish Office: Remain closed. Please use email or phone to contact Fr. Bill Ivanhoe@cam.org.au or 0427 879 733
Funerals: Permitted with no more than 10 people
Face Masks: Must be worn inside and outdoors: everywhere except your own home.
Travel: You cannot travel more than 10 kms from your home
6 Reasons to leave home:
- shopping for necessary goods and services (you do not need to stockpile toilet paper)
- caregiving or compassionate reasons
- authorised work & study
- receive a vaccination or Covid test
- outdoor social gatherings (5 people if double vaxed - only 2 people if not)
Gatherings: Other private and public gatherings are not permitted
Please use our website for other news and links www.ivanhoecatholics.com
Please keep in your prayers all those individuals and businesses severely affected by this ongoing lockdown, those suffering from isolation and those suffering financially.
With my prayers and best wishes.
Fr. Bill Edebohls
Streamed Weekend Parish Mass co-celebrated with Fr. Bill HERE
This Week's Children's Liturgy (29th Sunday in Ordinary Time) HERE
Details and user-friendly access to live-streamed Plenary Council events HERE
News: (Follow Pop Frnacis' call to be a listeninng Church; Synodality and the still "too Clerical" Catholic Church; Plenary Members present final reports of First Assembly; Pope Opens Synod on Synodality; + more ) HERE
Parish Calendar 2021 HERE
Parish Redevelopment project document (15/04/21) HERE
56 Wilfred Rd. Ivanhoe 3079
St. Bernadette's Church
89 Bond St., Ivanhoe 3079
Mary Immaculate Church
4 Waverley Ave., Ivanhoe 3079
NOTE: During the
redevelopment of our new Parish Centre on the Mary Immaculate site Mary Immaculate Church
is temporarily closed and our Parish Office is operating out of Mother of God
Normal times are printed below but please check current Covid regulations in the Covid Update at the top of this page: