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  Mary Mother of the Church

Catholic Parish Ivanhoe

Parish Child Safe Information HERE
A very short personal message from Fr Bill   (3rd December 2021)



For details of Christmas & New Year Masses HERE


In this week’s newsletter you will find:

  1. Announcement of our new Parish Secretary
  2. Photos of our parish Confirmation groups
  3. Details Christmas Masses
  4. Sunday’s Scripture Readings & Gospel Reflection
  5. Our Weekly Parish Calendar


Go straight to the newsletter HERE


In our wider news you will find interesting articles on:

  1. Parish Redevelopment
  2. Pope tells Catholics to celebrate, welcome diversity
  3. Plenary ‘reformers’ are really demolitionists
  4. Without change Church’s mission is at risk, Plenary reformers say
  5. A crucial choice: how the Church selects its bishops


Go straight to the news HERE


Current Covid regulations that apply to our parish churches are:


MASKS: Must still be worn at Sunday Masses or whenever a large congregation prevents proper social distancing. At Weekday Masses the wearing of masks is optional. 


VACCINATION:  For all Masses except the 9.15am Mass on Saturdays (see below) those over 12 years & 2 months of age must be fully vaccinated and have their certificate (either digital or paper version or a medical exemption) to attend Mass.


UNDISCLOSED VACCINATION STATUS: The Saturday 9.15am Mass at Mother of God may be attended by everyone no matter what their vaccination status. Social distancing must be observed, masks must be worn  and those attending must use separate seats.


For those who still feel unable to attend Mass I encourage you to use the online Masses provided by our Cathedral at and on Sundays at 11am TV Channel 44 (previously known as C31)



Fr. Bill Edebohls

Parish Priest
See other items of interest on the  NEWS  page

Homily for the Week, Fr. Bill   (5 December,  published after presentation)   HERE 

This Week's Children's Liturgy (2nd Sunday of Advent)  HERE

NEW     Christmas & New Year Masses   HERE

NEW    Parish Confirmation & 1st Communion Photos    HERE

Parish Pastoral Council: News from 17 November Meeting     HERE

News: from the wider Church, see News page   HERE

Parish Calendar 2021 HERE

Parish Redevelopment project document (15/04/21)    HERE


Welcome to Mary Mother of the Church  Parish Ivanhoe

Our Parish Churches

Mother of God Church & Parish Office

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 Church.

Weekday Mass Times
Tuesday           9.15am            Mother of God
Wednesday     9.15am            St. Bernadette’s
Thursday         9.15am            Mother of God
Friday              9.15am            St. Bernadette’s

Saturday          9.15am             Mother of God


Saturday Vigil & Sunday Mass Times

Saturday          6.00pm            St. Bernadette’s

Sunday           9.00am            Mother of God
Sunday           10.30am          Mother of God

Reconciliation (Confessions)

Every Saturday

9.45am at Mother of God

5.30pm at St Bernadette's

Parish Primary Schools

Mary Immaculate   03 9497 1827

St Bernadette's       03 9499 3914

Safeguarding our Children

We are a Child Safe Parish committed to the safety, wellbeing & dignity of all children. For details of our Safeguarding Policy see  HERE

As a Catholic Community we respect the Wurrundjeri people, traditional custodians of the land upon which our parish resides, and commit ourselves to reconciliation and justice

Parish streamed Mass@home  HERE

Parish Contacts
Parish Priest:   Fr. Bill Edebohls
Parish Secretary: VACANT
Office Hours:                 
Tuesdays 9:00am - 2:00pm

Office Location:  
56 Wilfred Rd Ivanhoe East 3079
Postal Address:    
PO Box 319     Ivanhoe 3079
Phone:            03 9926 2310



Parish Newsletters   HERE

Mass Details              HERE

Parish Events

& Calendar                  HERE


Baptism, Sacramental Program for Children & other Sacraments                  HERE

Supporting your Parish

Contact the Parish Office for details of giving via envelopes, credit card or direct debit OR donate online by clicking image

Envelopes & Parish Giving

A reminder that your weekly offering envelopes may be placed in the locked letterboxes at either MOG Church or the MOG Presbytery - or just save them up until we are allowed to return to Mass.            Those wishing to contribute to the Parish and Presbytery Collections via credit card can do so above.

News from
our Archdiocese

Wider News:        HERE

  • New Parish Secretary Appointed
  • Parish Redevelopment
  • Pope tells Catholics to celebrate, welcome diversity
  • Plenary ‘reformers’ are really demolitionists
  • Without change Church’s mission is at risk, Plenary reformers say
  • A crucial choice: how the Church selects its bishops

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