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  Mary Mother of the Church

Catholic Parish Ivanhoe

Parish update 27.07.27


COVID update: As of Government Media Conference Tuesday 27 July 2021

Today’s good news is that we move out of lockdown and restrictions have been eased as from midnight tonight.


This means that all Masses will resume as from tomorrow morning (Wednesday 28 July) under the same conditions that were in place prior to the lockdown. Other Parish activities also resume as scheduled in the weekly newsletter.


Please note the following with regard to Mass attendance:

  1. Number limits at St. Bernadette’s 100
  2. Number limits at Mother of God 90
  3. Everyone must check in using the QR code (if necessary our ushers will check you in)
  4. Arrive early so that everyone can be checked in prior to the start of Mass
  5. Everyone must wear masks and sanitise their hands
  6. If you are unwell or are supposed to be isolation do not attend 


The Parish office will reopen on Tuesdays 9.00am – 2.00pm


On our website, you can continue to access our weekly ‘Children’s Liturgy’ and links to online Masses.


In summary the following restrictions and regulations apply throughout Victoria

Religious Gatherings, Masses & Ceremonies:  Open with some restrictions of numbers etc

Churches and Parish Office: Open at advertised times

Funerals:  Permitted with no more than 50 people

Face Masks: Must be worn inside and outdoors: everywhere except your own home.

Travel: You can travel anywhere in Victoria

Reasons to leave home: You can leave home for any reason

Gatherings (Outdoors): Private and public gatherings outdoors limited to 10 people

Gatherings (In your home): No in home visits permitted unless part of a ‘single care bubble’


Please go to our website for all other news and links 


These restrictions will be reviewed by the Government in two weeks.


With my prayers and best wishes.


Fr. Bill Edebohls

Parish Priest

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

Parish Calendar 2021  HERE

This Week's Children's Liturgy (18th Sunday of Ordinary Time)  HERE

News   Let's go to where the people are,   Adelaide Diocesan Assembly,  50 Year Milestone,   Who are our Plenary Council members (C-G),    Parish Leadership & other issues associated with clustering and mergers;   The challenges of representing Catholic Australia; Parish Pastoral Council Outcome  + more )  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. 

Mass Times

Under current Covid 19 Regulations:

  • No booking is required but contact details must be registered on arrival
  • Masks must be worn indoors
  • Hand Sanitising upon entry and exiting the Church

Saturday         6.00pm         St. Bernadette’s
Sunday           9.00am         Mother of God
Sunday           10.30am       Mother of God
Tuesday          9.15am        Mother of God
Wednesday     9.15am        St. Bernadette’s
Thursday         9.15am       Mother of God
Friday             9.15am        St. Bernadette’s

Reconciliation (Confessions)

Every Saturday
  • 10.30am 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: on leave
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

News from
our Archdiocese

Wider News:        HERE

  • Update on Parish Redevelopment.
  • Adelaide Diocesan Assembly.
  • Let’s go to where the people are: Archbishop Comensoli
  • Church, Network Ten to mark 50-year milestone
  • Who are our Plenary Council Members (Canberra  Goulburn Arcdiocese)
  • Parishes: Leadership and other issues associated with clustering and mergers.
  • Catholic charities not slowing down during lockdown.
  • Women believers changed the Roman Empire - now we much change the Roman Church
  • Nathalie Becquart explains synodality.
  • The challenges of representing Catholic Australia.
  • Parish Pastoral Council Outcome.
  • Pope reimposes Latin Mass restrictions..
  • Parishes wanted for Refugee Group Mentorship Program.

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