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  Mary Mother of the Church

Catholic Parish Ivanhoe

Parish update 9.06.21


COVID update: As of Government Media Conference Wednesday 9 June 2021

Melburnians will come out of lockdown at midnight on Thursday 10 June. This means that Masses will resume in the Parish on Friday (June 11) 9.15am at St. Bernadette’s.


All weekend Masses will be celebrated at the usual times with the following two restrictions:


1. Numbers are limited to 50 - arrive early.

2. Masks must be worn indoors.


These restrictions will last until Thursday 17 June when further announcements are expected from the Government.


On our website, you can also access our weekly ‘Children’s Liturgy’ and links to online Masses (though we would prefer to see you in person).


In summary the following restrictions and regulations apply:

Religious Gatherings, Masses & Ceremonies:  50 people

Parish Office: Despite relaxation in restrictions, office hours are all over the place because our Parish Secretary is on leave. Please use email or phone to contact Fr. Bill or 0427 879 733. Alternatively, leave messages and other material in the letterbox outside Mother of God Church.

Funerals:  Permitted with no more than 50 people

Face Masks: Must be worn while at Mass and at other indoor venues. Not required outdoors but you must carry one. 

Travel: You cannot travel more than 25 kms from your home. You no longer need a reason to leave home.


Please go to our website for all other news and links 


I look forward to see you back at Mass this weekend.


With my prayers and best wishes.


Fr. Bill Edebohls

Parish Priest

Parish Redevelopment project document  HERE

Parish Calendar 2021  HERE

This Week's Children's Liturgy (11th Sunday in Ordinary Time)  HERE

News     Cardinal Marx responds to Pope's resignation offer refusal;   Pope  refuses Cardinal Marx's offer to resign;  Church's complicity in dehumanising Ghana LBGTI community; Church embracing Aboriginal Catholic Ministry;   (+ 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 recorded on arrival
  • Masks no longer required unless otherwise advised
  • 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 Teana McIntosh
Office                  Tuesday – Friday
Hours                  9.00am-2:00pm
Office                  56 Wilfred Rd
Location              Ivanhoe East
Postal                  PO Box 319
Address               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

  • Cardinal Marx responds to Pope's resignation offer refusal.
  • Pope refuses Cardinal Marx’s offer to resign
  • Church embracing Aboriginal  Catholic Ministry,
  • Church's complicity in dehumanising the LBGQIT
    church's community in Ghana
  • Pope Francis’ reforms the Church’s disciplinary system in response to royal commission
  • Parish Redevelopment Update.
  • Cardinal submits resignation citing church's 'systemic failure' on abuse.
  • Synodality is not a walk in the park.

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