28 December 2021
With regret we have had to cancel the advertised refreshments after the 9.15am Mass on Saturday January 1st at Mother of God celebrating the Feast of Mary, Mother of God.
While the Mass will go ahead as planned we are unable to provide refreshments in compliance with current Covid regulations on parish premises.
We look forward to being able to gather together for parish social events when we can safely do so.
Wishing you every blessing for the New Year.
Fr. Bill Edebohls, Parish Priest
On behalf of the Parish Leadership Team may I wish you all every joy and blessing for Christmas - and a New Year that is full of hope and opportunity. Many thanks to all who have assisted in keeping the Parish alive and active throughout this difficult year. So many parishioners, both seen and unseen, have through their support ensured that our Parish has come through this tumultuous year ready to engage as fully as we can in 2022.
During January, our Liturgy Team and Webmaster will be taking a well-earned break. Our Multimedia Mass and regular webpage and email updates will resume on the first weekend in February. Any urgent notices or changes to Covid regulations will still be posted on our website homepage.
With my prayers and blessings,
For details of Christmas & New Year Masses HERE
News just in – An early Christmas Present!
After months and months of planning and negotiations we have today, Wednesday 22 December, received a planning permit for our special housing project at St. Bernadette’s old convent. This project, a joint venture with the Good Samaritan Inn, will offer transitional housing for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. We congratulate the architects, planners and Board of the Good Samaritan Inn on this outcome and we look forward to the project advancing throughout 2022.
In this week’s Christmas Newsletter you will find:
Go straight to the newsletter HERE
In our wider news you will find interesting articles on:
Go straight to the news HERE
Current Covid regulations that apply to our parish churches are:
No BOOKINGS required for attending Mass.
MASKS: Following recent changes masks must now be worn at All Masses.
VACCINATION: Proof of vaccination no longer required.
CONTACT TRACING: Everyone must CHECK IN using the Victoria Services QR code App - or give contact details to the Usher on duty.
For those who still feel unable to attend Mass I encourage you to use the online Masses provided by our Cathedral at www.youtube.com/user/archmelb and on Sundays at 11am TV Channel 44 (previously known as C31)
Homily for the Week, Fr. Bill (4th Sunday in Advent, published after presentation) HERE
This Week's Children's Liturgy (Christmas day, 25 December) HERE
This Week's Children's Liturgy (Holy Family, 26 December) HERE
NEW Christmas & New Year Masses HERE
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
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
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
9.45am at Mother of God
5.30pm at St Bernadette's