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  Mary Mother of the Church

Catholic Parish Ivanhoe

(& Weekly COVID-19 Bulletin from Fr Bill)

Our Online Parish Mass                           HERE 

This Week’s Newsletter & Homily          HERE

Family Prayer & Gospel Video                HERE

Donations to the Parish / CDF Pay        HERE

For full Prayer@Home details see below.

From Fr. Bill – 29 November 2020


Mass Timetable and Current Regulations around Attending Mass

As of Monday 23 November, we are permitted to have the following numbers at Mass:

90 at Mother of God

100 at St. Bernadette’s


These numbers are based on the square metres of each church.


These changes will have implications for the way we attend Mass and our pre-Mass procedures that are set down in our Parish Covid Safe Plan.


  1. Ordinary Weekday Masses – NO booking required.
  2. Saturday Evening and Sunday Masses – NO booking required but no one can be admitted once we reach the capacity permitted under the regulations – it will be the first in gets the seats.
  3. Special Occasion Masses and other Sacraments or Services – Different numbers will apply and places must still be booked so that contact tracing details can be completed the day before the special occasion Mass or Service is scheduled.


Don’t get locked out! With the increase in numbers at Mass (and the time taken to process each person arriving in accordance with our Parish Covid Safe Plan) people must arrive in good time before Mass starts. Latecomers arriving after Mass starts will find the church locked and they will not be able to be admitted. Under the Covid 19 regulations church doors must be closed once Mass, or any other service, begins to prevent general access by the public.


Please observe the following procedures when coming up to Communion:

  1. You must use the centre aisle when coming up to Communion
  2. You must observe the 1.5 metre distance rule
  3. You must wear your mask when coming up to receive Communion
  4. You must receive Communion in the palm of your hand – hold hands out flat – no curled up fingers – to minimise physical contact
  5. After you have been given Communion – move approx. 1.5 metres to the side – remove your mask – then consume the Body of Christ
  6. Replace your mask and return to your seat via the side aisle



Parish Priest:                 Fr. Bill Edebohls

Office Administrator:    Teana McIntosh

Parish Postal Address:  PO Box 319, Ivanhoe 3079

Parish Office:                56 Wilfred Rd, Ivanhoe East 3079

Presbytery:                    63 Wilfred Rd, Ivanhoe East 3079

Phone:                           9926 2310 

Mobile:                         0427 879 733




Prayer@Home resources for this week.


A:      Use the links at the top of the page or paste these links into your browser.


          Our online Parish Mass for each Sunday will be available by noon each Saturday



          This weekend’s edition of the Parish Newsletter and Homily

          Family Prayer (Praying with your Children at Home)


B.      Sunday 11.00am Mass from St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Channel 31 (which is channel 44 on most digital TVs.


C.      News from our Archdiocese and the wider Church go to:    


In this week’s Newsletter

  1. Mass Update & Covid 19 Update
  2. 100th Birthday – congratulations Teresa O’Donnell
  3. Thanksgiving Program and Envelopes 2021
  4. Parish Men’s Group December meeting
  5. Advent McKinney Lectures
  6. Parish Working Bee
  7. Climate Change Action Group Reflection
  8. Homily for this Sunday
  9. Fratelli Tutti: An ongoing summary and guide
  10. Weekend Prayer@Home
  11. Annual Collection for the Deaf
  12. See bottom of this update for latest regulations for Mass, Baptisms, Weddings, Home Communions, Anointing of the Sick and Reconciliation


Latest News and News from the Wider Church  HERE

  1. Happy 100th birthday Teresa! 
  2. Prayer included in gay conversion ban
  3. Ardern an example of a successful leader Pope says
  4. Diarmuid Martin’s successor must be cut from the same cloth
  5. Action plan missing from McCarrick Report can be found Down Under
  6. Bishops set for second virtual plenary meeting
  7. We are called to be ‘Neighbours without Borders’
  8. US bishops urge Trump, Barr to stop federal executions


Keeping in Touch

  1. Our Website:
  2. Group email: if you are not yet on our group email list, and receiving weekly Parish updates, please contact   
  3. Pick up a hard copy of our Newsletter: available from external containers at front doors of our churches and parish office. From 12 noon each Friday


Do You Need Help

We have people happy to assist with the delivery of our Newsletters, groceries and other necessities. If you are vulnerable, cannot get out, or access services please phone or email the parish office  


How Covid-19 Restrictions continue to affect you & your Parish!

  1. MASSES permitted with restricted numbers
  2. Parish facilities will be unavailable for use by any group or persons until restrictions are lifted with the exception of worship, prayer and the St. Bernadette’s Community Centre being available for our St. Vincent de Paul Conference and their emergency food aid and welfare work
  3. Baptisms now celebrated at 12 noon on Sundays with restricted numbers
  4. Reconciliation / Confessions Saturdays 10.30am at Mother of God and 5.30pm at St. Bernadette’s
  5. Communion at Home & Anointing of the Sick now available without restrictions
  6. Weddings permitted with restricted numbers
  7. Funerals permitted with restricted numbers


Fr. Bill Edebohls

Parish Priest




Mary Mother of the Church, Catholic Parish Ivanhoe

Office:              56 Wilfred Rd Ivanhoe East

Mail:                PO Box 319 Ivanhoe 3079                                       

Phone:             03 9926 2310



Presbytery:     63 Wilfred Rd Ivanhoe East 3079

Phone:             0427 879 733


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 for all in our community and nation. 


Our Parish is committed to the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and vulnerable adults.


Parish Welcome;  Information;  Mission;  Values;  Churches;  Schools


To the:

Mary Mother of the Church

Catholic Parish Ivanhoe 



Fr Bill Edebohls. Parish Priest (Here)

& the

Parish Pastoral Council (Here)


Parish Information

The 2020 Parish Calendar (revised 1 February 2019) is available HERE
For Mass Details click HERE 

For Local, National and International faith-related News, Information and Opinions see 'News 2020' page Here

Want to be kept informed?  Most parishioners keep informed and up-to date with all that's happening in our Parish, and in our Church, by joining the Parish mailing list. You can provide your email contact details to the Parish at or, during 'normal' times,  by subscribing to the (FREE) weekly email Parish 'Website Update' at
Parish Mission:
The Catholic Parish of Ivanhoe identifies its mission as a community of people:
Who are united in faith in Jesus and his values;
Who gather to celebrate the Eucharist;
Who seek to serve the needs of the community and the world; and
Who bear witness to the way life could be.

Parish Values:
We name our Parish values as:
Some of the ways we pursue our Parish Mission and Values are through our
Group and our Events

Our Churches

Mary Immaculate Church
Cnr Upper Heidelberg Road & Waverley Ave Ivanhoe (temporarily closed)

Parish Office (temporary)
63 Wilfred Street, Ivanhoe East
Tel: 03 9926 2310
Mail: PO Box 319 Ivanhoe 3079

Presbytery: 9926 2308
Photo: 30 November 2008

St Bernadette's Church
89 Bond Street, West Ivanhoe

Also Korean Community Church

Melway 31 D6
Photo: Sunday 23 March 2008

Mother of God Church

63 Wilfred St, Ivanhoe East (Cnr Robinhood Rd)

Melway 31 J9 Photo: Saturday 15 March 2008

Our Schools

Mary Immaculate Primary School:

St Bernadette's Primary School:

Parish Contacts

The Parish Office is located at 4 Waverley Avenue Ivanhoe 3079

Parish Priest:                      Fr Bill Edebohls: 63 Wilfred Rd East Ivanhoe. Tel. 0427 879 733

Office Administrator:          Teana McIntosh Tel.  03 9926 2310
Mail:                                   PO Box 319 Ivanhoe, 3079
Parish eMail:             
Parish Website:        
Parish Website eMail: (For matters dealing with the website only)
Mass Details HERE
Events HERE


Plenary Council updates.

Parish and Schools input

to the 2020 Plenary Council.

 Plus later developments



Latest News Here 
  • Happy 100th Birthday Teresa!
  • Prayer included in gay conversion ban.
  • Ardern an example of a successful leader Pope says.
  • Diarmuid Martin’s successor must be cut from the same cloth.
  • Action plan missing from McCarrick Report can be found Down Under.
  • Bishops set for second virtual plenary meeting.
  • We are called to be ‘Neighbours without Borders’.
  • US bishops urge Trump, Barr to stop federal executions.
Ecumenical and Interfaith Communities
Our parish is proud to have enjoyed a long and mutually valuable association with local Churches and more recently also with other faith communities. Details of local churches in Ivanhoe Churches Together may be found HERE

Parish Information

The 2020 Parish Calendar (revised 1 February 2019) is available HERE

Note that this was produced before COVID-19 and is published here for information only as most details have necessarily since changed completely.

Want to be kept informed?  Most parishioners want to be kept informed and up-to date with all that's happening in our Parish and Church. If you have not already joined the Parish mailing list you can provide your email contact details to the Parish at or, during 'normal' times,  by subscribing to the (FREE) weekly email Parish 'Website Update' at

You can also unsubscribe at any time should you wish to.