COVID 19 UPDATE – 17th SEPTEMBER
At this time we await the outcome of discussions with the government concerning the lifting of some restrictions. In the meantime our churches remain closed. We will livestream weekend Zoom masses as listed below and 10am weekday Masses Tuesday to Friday. The office may be unattended at times.
NEXT LIVESTREAM MASSES
Weekend Masses Sat Vigil 6pm, Sun 10.30am.
Weekday Masses online 10am Tuesday to Friday.
Meeting number: 5109062166 Passcode: 430540
“TAKE THE WAY OF THE GOSPEL” – REGIONAL MEETINGS
Regional meetings are being held online to further the process of re-imagining the Mission of the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Clergy and parish reps are to gather in wider and more local groups to discuss and discern together the way towards a fuller expression of our common and particular ‘missions’ to serve the Gospel. Our Parish Council is also involved.
A new website Blog Page has been uploaded to update parishioners on the ongoing process. To view the Blog click here.
SAFEGUARDING SUNDAY SEPTEMER 12TH
The Parish of South Yarra is committed to the care, wellbeing and
protection of children, young people and people at risk in our community. May our message be that child protection and the dignity of every person is the responsibility of every adult. You can find a prayer for Safeguarding Sunday here.
ARTICLE ON ST AUGUSTINE’S “CONFESSIONS”
The Melbourne Archdiocesan Office for Evangelization currently has an article on the “Confessions of St Augustine” that may be of interest.
AUGUSTINIANS ANNUAL APPEAL WEEKEND – 28/29 AUGUST
At this time of the year we conduct our annual appeal for the works of the Augustinians in Australia and overseas. This year again we were prevented from doing so in person. You may support the works of the Augustinians by donating here.
NEW PARISH BUSINESS MANAGER – WELCOME AND FAREWELL
We sadly farewell our retiring business manager, Aimee Helleren, and thank her for her time among us, as welcome our new manager Annie Shi who joins the parish admin team – our prayers for you both!
WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY
I thank You, Lord, for the comfort of Your presence: even in times of loneliness, You are my hope and my confidence, You have been my rock and my fortress since my youth!
I thank You for having given me a family and for having blessed me with a long life I thank You for moments of joy and difficulty, for the dreams that have already come true in my life and for those that are still ahead of me. I thank You for this time of renewed fruitfulness to which You call me.
Sustain me in weakness and help me to live life to the full in each moment that You give me, in the certainty that you are with me every day, even until the end of the age. Amen
OPEN HOUSE MELBOURNE – EVENT CANCELLED.
Unfortunately this event which was to feature St Thomas Aquinas’ Church has been cancelled due to the continuing lockdown. You may still view The Open House Melbourne page for St. Thomas’ here.
Alternatively you may watch a video on the history and architecture of our church here.
PARISH PASTORAL PLAN 2021
On Wednesday July 14th the Parish Council endorsed a revised Parish Pastoral Plan. The document is an ongoing work in progress given the uncertainty of the times and the imminent discussions about the future structure of the Archdiocese. You may view the document here.