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  Mary Mother of the Church

Catholic Parish Ivanhoe

Parish Child Safe Information HERE

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

A very short personal message from Fr Bill   (22nd December 2021)

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,

Fr. Bill 


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:

  1. Update on our Parish Redevelopment Project
  2. Christmas Scripture Readings
  3. Our Weekly Parish Calendar


Go straight to the newsletter HERE


In our wider news you will find interesting articles on:

  1. Parish Redevelopment Project - Christmas 2021 Update
  2. Recognising that we all need pastoral care
  3. Incarnation, Encounters and Synod


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 and on Sundays at 11am TV Channel 44 (previously known as C31)


See other items of interest on the  NEWS  page

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


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 Contacts
Parish Priest:   Fr. Bill Edebohls
Parish Secretary: Rosa Botoulas
Office Hours: From 4 Jan 2022                
Tuesday - Friday
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

  • Parish Redevelopment Project - December 2021
  • Recognising that we all need pastoral care
  • Incarnation, Encounter and Synod

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