SOLEMNITY OF ASSUMPTION
On this Sunday we anticipate the Holy Day of Obligation for the Feast of the Assumption. There will be no Masses in our churches on Monday 15th August.
VISIT OF FR MICHAEL SULLIVAN OSA
This week we extend a warm welcome to Fr Michael our former parish priest who is visiting South Yarra during his time at home in Australia away from Vietnam. An informal opportunity to greet him over a cup of coffee will be provided after the 10.30am Mass at St Joseph’s this Sunday.
FEAST OF MARY MACKILLOP
This weekend we celebrate the feast of our Australian saint at our Sunday Masses. An original painting of the saint by Sr Dorothy Woodward, a Sister of St Joseph, is placed inside the entrance of Saint Joseph’s Church. You may read a biography of Mary of the Cross MacKillop here.
POSITION VACANT – PARISH BUSINESS MANAGER
The parish is seeking applications for a part-time permanent role as business manager (20-24 hours a week). Details are available here.
PLENARY COUNCIL DECREES
The Fifth Plenary Council of Australia has concluded and the final resolution are now awaiting ratification from Rome. The decrees may be viewed and read here.
FAREWELL FR GERRY!
With sadness we convey the news of the death Monday 30th May of Fr Gerald (Gerry) Dullard OSA. Fr Gerry spent the last 20 years or more of his ministry and retirement in South Yarra and endeared himself to parishioners and neighbours alike.
Fr Gerald served in a number of parishes in Victoria, Sydney, parishes and a secondary college in Queensland and, of course, was a classmate from seminary days of Fr John Barry OSA.
A Requiem Mass was celebrated at St Joseph’s, South Yarra on Tuesday 14th June 11am and again at St Mary’s Church, Echuca on Thursday 16th June 11am followed by burial at Pinegrove Cemetery. You may read a longer tribute here.
“TAKE THE WAY OF THE GOSPEL” – ARCHDIOCESAN MISSION RENEWAL
Read an introduction to Parish Mission Renewal here.
A Blog Page has been uploaded to update parishioners on the ongoing process. To view the Blog click here.