From Fr. Bill – 19/20 SEPTEMBER 2020
The good news this week is Regional Victoria opening up a little and Metropolitan Melbourne seeing its 14-day average of new Covid-19 cases drop below the magic number of 50 for the first time since June. The numbers this week have given us hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
We all have our own list of things that we have missed during this shutdown but this weekend marks a particular disappointment for our Parish Pilgrimage Group who should have been celebrating their first weekend in the Holy Land. Our pilgrims’ disappointment is, of course, of little account when compared with the suffering of those at the other end of the pilgrimage story. The individual and family businesses in Jordan, Palestine and Israel who have not seen a pilgrim or tourist since March together with the plight of all who are involved in the travel and tourism industries.
Our cancelled pilgrimage coincides with new so called peace deals between Israel, Bahrain and the UAE. Hardly a peace deal as Bahrain and the UAE have never been at war with Israel. The reality is it’s an arms deal between the USA and the UAE, a consolidation of American military bases in Bahrain and the UAE and political and electoral opportunism for Trump and Netanyahu. The Palestinians have been completely written out of the story and the Christian and Muslim communities of Palestine have again been betrayed by both the West and their Arab neighbours as the illegal occupation of Palestine continues. We continue our prayers for a just peace and in particular, we pray for those Palestinian Christian communities and families we were planning to visit as a part of our pilgrimage.
Parish Priest: Fr. Bill Edebohls
Office Administrator: Teana McIntosh
Parish Postal Address: PO Box 319, Ivanhoe 3079
Parish Office: 56 Wilfred Rd, Ivanhoe East 3079
Presbytery: 63 Wilfred Rd, Ivanhoe East 3079
Phone: 9499 1515
Mobile: 0427 879 733
Prayer@Home resources for this week.
A: Use the links at the top of the page or paste these links into your browser.
Our online Parish Mass for each Sunday will be available by noon each Saturday
This weekend’s edition of the Parish Newsletter and Homily
Family Prayer (Praying with your Children at Home)
B. Sunday 11.00am Mass from St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Channel 31 (which is channel 44 on most digital TVs.
C. Angelus & Coffee together over Zoom Coming together on our computers and tablets each Tuesday morning at 9.15am to say the Angelus, read the Gospel, pray together and share our stories while catching up over a coffee. If you are interested in joining contact Ivanhoe@cam.org.au and we will forward the link
D. Message from our Archbishop: This week’s message addresses our sacramental life and discussions with the government regarding possibilities for churches finding ways to celebrate the sacraments https://youtu.be/IvUsrg5K-Ks
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How Covid-19 Restrictions continue to affect you & your Parish!
Fr. Bill Edebohls
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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