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Parish Priest:          Fr. Bill Edebohls
Office:                  4 Waverley Ave, Ivanhoe 3079
Presbytery:            63 Wilfred Rd, Ivanhoe East 3079
Phone:                  9499 1515
Mobile:                  0427 879 733
Email:                    Ivanhoe@cam.org.au
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Update from Fr. Bill – 23rd May 2020

 

As we continue to worship in our own homes please note our Prayer@Home resources for this week:

 

A. Our online Parish Mass for each Sunday will be available by noon each Saturday click  HERE

or paste this link into your browser https://www.ivanhoecatholics.com/fr-bill-streamed-mass 

 

B. This weekend’s edition of the Parish Newsletter and Homily click  HERE

or paste this link into your browser https://www.ivanhoecatholics.com/reflectionoftheweek.htm

 

C. Family Prayer and this weekend’s Gospel video for Children click  HERE

or paste this link into your browser https://www.ivanhoecatholics.com/reflectionoftheweek.htm

 

D. Sunday 11.00am Mass from St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Channel 31 (which is channel 44 on most digital TVs.

 

I also draw your attention to these important Parish matters.  

 

1. Reopening our Churches for Mass

Last Wednesday our Parish Pastoral Council met to consider a way forward to open our churches for Mass in line with Government regulations. In considering both the physical and spiritual wellbeing of our parishioners, and our parish’s ability to fully implement all the compliance obligations set down by the Government and the Archdiocese, we plan to reopen our churches for Mass from Tuesday 2nd June.

 

However under government regulations:

  1. Only 10 people can attend
  2. Those wishing to attend must book in by phoning the parish office and register their name and contact number
  3. There will be strict controls regarding hygiene and seating arrangements
  4. Those who are at risk or vulnerable should not attend
  5. Those with any cold or flu symptoms must not attend
  6.  The church doors will be locked once Mass begins and latecomers will not be admitted

 

So that we can give as many people as possible, the opportunity to come to Mass there will be 2 Masses each day except Monday.

 

2. Mass Timetable from Tuesday 2nd June

MI = Mary Immaculate     MOG = Mother of God    SB = St. Bernadette’s

Tuesday        9.15am @ MOG  7.30pm @ MOG
Wednesday   9.15am @ MI     7.30pm  @ MOG
Thursday       9.15am @ MI     7.30pm  @ MOG
Friday             9.15am @ SB     7.30pm  @ MOG
Saturday        9.15am @ MI     6.00pm  @ SB
Sunday          9.00am @ MI     10.30am @ MOG

You may only book for one Mass at a time when you ring. If possible those who have no work commitments should book a weekday morning Mass so that those who are working can book weekend or evening Masses. Please remember that under a Papal dispensation, during this crises, there is no obligation to attend Sunday Mass - so please do not monopolize bookings for Sundays.


3. How to Book for Mass 

  1. You can start booking in for a Mass from Tuesday 26th May
  2. Ring Parish Office (9499 1515) between the hours of 9am & 1pm
  3. Request which Mass you are booking - date and time - how many in your family are attending - office will confirm availability
  4. Office will require names and phone numbers of each person
  5. You must arrive at the church at least 5 minutes before Mass starts so that you can be processed - late comers will not be admitted and the church doors will be locked once Mass begins

 

4. Altar Servers / Readers / Ushers

In addition to the 10 people permitted to attend Mass we are also allowed to have extras who have specific official functions in the liturgy. This will include 2 altar servers, 2 readers and 2 ushers. Those acting in these roles will also need to book in through the office but please advise the office that you are offering to be a server, reader or usher so that you can be rostered and registered separately. To qualify altar servers and readers must already be serving in those roles and ushers must have attended one of our training sessions (see below).

 

5. Ushers for Mass

If our arrangements for reopening our churches for Mass are going to work then we must have two ushers for each Mass.

 

The ushers will:

  1. Greet and check contact details of each person as they arrive
  2. Offer sanitizer, hygiene check and direct people to their seats
  3. Lock the church at start of Mass
  4. After Mass assist with exiting and the sanitizing of all touch points in the church

 

If you wish to volunteer as an usher, please ring the parish office before Wednesday and book into one of the following training sessions:

 

  1. Friday 29th May 10.30am at St. Bernadette’s
  2. Saturday 30th May 10.30am at Mary Immaculate
  3. Sunday 31st May 10.30am at Mother of God

 

It does not matter which session or church you attend.

 

Please note - without volunteer ushers we cannot reopen.

 

6. Reopening of Parish Office

Our Parish Office will reopen on Monday 1st June from 9.00am - 1.00pm. Until that time the office phone will be redirected to either Ruth or Fr. Bill.

 

7. Historic review of Church governance presented to leaders

In a Media Release of 19 May the Australian Catholic Bishop Conference has welcomed a report into Catholic Church governance practices and possible reforms, which was presented to them shortly before last week’s plenary meeting.  The report, entitled The Light from the Southern Cross: Promoting Co-responsible Governance in the Catholic Church in Australia, was commissioned by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference following a recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.  The report is 200 pages long and includes 86 recommendations.  “The members of the Governance Review Project Team are to be congratulated on producing such a substantial piece of work, with far-reaching implications for the Church’s life and mission,” said Archbishop Mark Coleridge, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.  The Media Release is published on our website Plenary Council page and on the News page Here   https://www.ivanhoecatholics.com/news-2020

 

8. Also featuring on our Website this week

  1. Plenary Council assemblies set for 2021 - 2022
  2. Plenary Council: Where to after Coronavirus?
  3. New Australia Report may help Church find its way out of abuse crises

 

9. Keeping in Touch

  1. Our Website: www.ivanhoecatholics.com
  2. Group email: if you are not yet on our group email list, and receiving weekly emails and newsletters from me, please contact Ivanhoe@cam.org.au   
  3. Pick up a hard copy of our Newsletter: available from external containers at front doors of our churches and parish office. From 12 noon each Friday

 

10. Do You Need Help

We have people happy to assist with the delivery of our Newsletters, groceries and other necessities. If you are vulnerable, cannot get out, or access services please phone or email the parish office or Fr. Bill.

 

With my prayers and best wishes,

 

Fr. Bill Edebohls

Parish Priest

 

 

Welcome


To the:


Mary Mother of the Church

Catholic Parish Ivanhoe 

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From:


Fr Bill Edebohls. Parish Priest (Here)

& the

Parish Pastoral Council (Here)

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Communication This parish prides itself on listening to everyone, and in these rapidly changing times also keeping everyone updated on key developments in our Parish and wider Church and engaging people in our Church mission. If you would like to be kept directly informed you may subscribe to the free parish periodic email  'website update'  facility, and  just as easily unsubscribe at any time should you wish to).
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Parish Information

The 2020 Parish Calendar (revised 1 February 2019) is available HERE
For Mass Details click HERE 


For Local, National and International faith-related News, Information and Opinions see 'News 2020' page Here

Want to be kept informed?  Most parishioners keep informed and up-to date with all that's happening in our Parish, and in our Church, by joining the Parish mailing list. You can provide your email contact details to the Parish at Ivanhoe@cam.org.au or, during 'normal' times,  by subscribing to the (FREE) weekly email Parish 'Website Update' at comms@ivanhoecatholics.com
Parish Mission:
The Catholic Parish of Ivanhoe identifies its mission as a community of people:
Who are united in faith in Jesus and his values;
Who gather to celebrate the Eucharist;
Who seek to serve the needs of the community and the world; and
Who bear witness to the way life could be.

Parish Values:
We name our Parish values as:
Inclusiveness
Hospitality
Mission
Service
Some of the ways we pursue our Parish Mission and Values are through our
Outreach
Group and our Events

Our Churches

Mary Immaculate Church
Cnr Upper Heidelberg Road & Waverley Ave Ivanhoe

Parish Office behind the Church
4 Waverley Avenue, Ivanhoe
Tel: 03 9499 1515
website: www.ivanhoecatholics.com

Melway 31 E8
Photo: 30 November 2008

St Bernadette's Church
89 Bond Street, West Ivanhoe

Also Korean Community Church

Melway 31 D6
Photo: Sunday 23 March 2008


Mother of God Church

63 Wilfred St, Ivanhoe East (Cnr Robinhood Rd)

Melway 31 J9 Photo: Saturday 15 March 2008

Our Parish Schools


Mary Immaculate Primary School:  www.miivanhoe.catholic.edu.au

St Bernadette's Primary School:     www.sbivanhoe.catholic.edu.au


Parish Contacts

The Catholic Parish of Ivanhoe is located at 4 Waverley Avenue Ivanhoe 3079

Parish Secretary:        Mrs Ruth Villani, Tel.  03 9499 1515
Parish Office eMail:      ivanhoe@cam.org.au
Parish Website:          www.ivanhoecatholics.com
Parish Website eMail:  comms@ivanhoecatholics.com
Parish Priest:              Fr Bill Edebohls: 63 Wilfred Rd East Ivanhoe. Tel. 9499 5440
Go to  CDFpay  for
Donations to Parish

Latest News

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Plenary Council updates.

Parish and Schools input

to the 2020 Plenary Council.

 Plus later developments

  HERE

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Read latest News Here 
Communication from
the Archbishop HERE

  • Plenary Council Assemblies set for 2021 and 2022.
  • The Plenary Council: Where to after Coronavirus?
  • New Australian report may help Church find its way out of abuse crisis.
  • Historic review of Church governance presented to leaders.
  • Changes to restrictions on Churches - Fr Bill
  • Message of Pope Francis for the 54th World Communications Day.
  • Churches open in New South Wales.
  • UK Bishops criticise decision to keep English churches closed.
  • Opening churches for private prayer ‘a gentle first step’.
  • Loungeroom concert rocks for Caritas.
  • Catholic Bishops must embrace transparency and accountability.
  • Down the barrel of $158 million gun, Vatican reform is coming … but what kind?
  • Archbishop Coleridge re-elected president of Bishops Conference.
  • Bishops adapt to life under Covad-19.
  • When will Catholics be able to gather for Mass again?
  • Bishop Long calls for ‘solidarity in time of distancing’
  • China resumes cross removals as virus subsides
  • Porter seeks 'final advice' on release of commission's Pell findings
  • What will happen when the shutdown ends?
  • Seminaries must hire, involve more women, Cardinal Ouellet says
  • Easter @Home - Parish Survey responses: many thanks to respondents.
Ecumenical and Interfaith Communities
Our parish is proud to have enjoyed a long and mutually valuable association with local Churches and more recently also with other faith communities. Details of local churches in Ivanhoe Churches Together may be found HERE
All videos are available under the Photos/Multimedia Menu Button HERE
Events HERE
Mass Details HERE

Parish Information

The 2020 Parish Calendar (revised 1 February 2019) is available HERE

Note that this was produced before COVID-19 and is published here for information only as most details have necessarily since changed completely.
 
For Mass Details click HERE 


For Local, National and International faith-related News, Information and Opinions see 'News 2020' page Here
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Want to be kept informed?  Most parishioners want to be kept informed and up-to date with all that's happening in our Parish and Church. If you have not already joined the Parish mailing list you can provide your email contact details to the Parish at Ivanhoe@cam.org.au or, during 'normal' times,  by subscribing to the (FREE) weekly email Parish 'Website Update' at comms@ivanhoecatholics.com

You can also unsubscribe at any time should you wish to.
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Parish Mission:
The Catholic Parish of Ivanhoe identifies its mission as a community of people:
Who are united in faith in Jesus and his values;
Who gather to celebrate the Eucharist;
Who seek to serve the needs of the community and the world; and
Who bear witness to the way life could be.

Parish Values:
We name our Parish values as:
Inclusiveness
Hospitality
Mission
Service
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