Mass Times, Wednesday 26 February
St Joseph’s: 10 AM & 7 PM
Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 10:30 am
St Thomas Aquinas: 12:45 PM
Registration for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation 2020 is now open. Classes will begin on Wednesday 4 March 2020 as from 5 pm. For more information, please contact Parish office.
The New Liturgical Rosters for Advent/Christmas Season December 2019 to January 2020 are now viewable on the Liturgical Ministry page (ministers have been provided with a password for the protected page)
Death of Father John Barry OSA 13 Feb 1933 to 25th December 2019 R.I.P. With sadness we convey the news of the passing of Fr John long time pastor and greatly respected and loved father figure to the parish. For a brief obituary (click here).
FIRST YAM EVENT OF THE YEAR
The Young Adult Ministry (YAM) are back for 2020, and we are kicking off with a Summer BBQ get together on Sun 1-Mar at Fawkner Park from 12pm. Please bring $5 to cover food and drinks, and stay updated on our Facebook page, @YAMSYP!
OUR PARISH CALENDAR FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY IS NOW AVAILABLE ! (Click here)
TAP POINT DONATION TERMINALS
FROM THE CDF UPDATE NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2019
‘Tap and Donate’ Trial a Success in South Yarra‘
‘Tap and Donate’ technology has been given the thumbs up by the Parish of South Yarra community, with an increasing number of parishioners opting to contribute via cashless donation points.
The Parish of South Yarra, comprising Saint Joseph’s Church and Saint Thomas Aquinas’ Church, was one of four Parishes that have been trialling the ‘Tap and Give’ system, offering a convenient and secure alternative for the growing number of parishioners who may not always carry cash.
“Paying for things by card is what people do in other places, and it is increasingly something they welcome at Church on the weekend or a fundraiser,” explains Parish Priest Father Brian Buckley OSA. “We appear to be heading in the direction of a cashless society and we need to provide this option.”
The ‘Tap and Give’ terminals work as a portable electronic payment system. The donation points are loaded with a set value, such as $5 or $10. Parishioners simply tap their card on the device to make an electronic donation.
The system has been embraced by the diverse Parish community, with the portable devices being used across other fundraisers aside from Masses such as youth group events, SJOS Outreach’s ‘sausage sizzle’ and our Parish BBQ.