Christmas - New Year Closure of Parish Office
The Parish Office will be closed from Thursday 24 December to Monday 11 January inclusive
From Fr. Bill – 31 December 2020
New Year’s Day parish update
Tomorrow (New Year’s Day) we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God.
At 9.15am we will celebrate Mass at Mother of God Church to celebrate the feast which is also the Patronal Festival of MOG Church.
We had planned to have morning tea after Mass but morning tea has been cancelled. Under our duty of care and our Parish Covid Safe plan, it is now considered unwise to go ahead with refreshments after Mass in the limited space available in the MOG church foyer. I know some will be dissapointed by this decision but our ulitimate responsibility is to each other and the safety of those whose lives we touch. As individuals and as a community we can take small steps back to normaility but we must make sure those steps are wise, responsible and prudent. Over-confidence and iresponsiblity can so easily undo our months of sacrifice in the situation we continue to be in. The time will come when we can share hospitality together in larger numbers as a Parish Family but that time is not yet.
As we embark on a New Year may we committ ourselves to learning from all the experiences, positive and negative, that 2020 has visited upon us. And may those learnings inspire us to embrace a New Year with the determination to recreate relationships, communities, institutions, nations, peoples and an environment that are at peace, that are healthy, that have at their core a compassionate commitment to others and the Common Good.
May Mary Mother of God and Mother of the Church be with you as you journey through 2021.
With my prayers and blessings.
Our Mass schedule has returned to normal pre-Covid times.No booking is required but masks must be worn and contact tracing must be maintained.
Parish Priest: Fr. Bill Edebohls
Office Administrator: Teana McIntosh
Parish Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9.00am – 2.00pm
Office Location: 56 Wilfred Rd, Ivanhoe East 3079
Postal Address: PO Box 319, Ivanhoe 3079
Phone: 9926 2310
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News 2021 from our website (on a reduced scale during January) HERE
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How Covid-19 Restrictions continue to affect you & your Parish!
Fr. Bill Edebohls
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF OUR MAILING ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBER
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.
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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