In accordance with State Govt announcements our churches are again open for our regular Masses and services. There is no need to book to attend but the wearing of face masks in the church is advised.
YEAR OF SAINT JOSEPH
In acknowledgement of the Year of Saint Joseph, one of our parish patrons, we will focus on his place in the life of the Holy Family and the Church during this Lenten Season culminating with a celebration around the time of his Feast Day.
FORTNIGHTLY ZOOM MASS
This Sunday March 7th we will livestream a Zoom Mass at 10.30am from St Joseph’s Church. See the details below:
Meeting number: 5109062166 Passcode: 430540
Lunch-time masses have resumed at St Thomas’ at 12.45 pm Tue-Friday. Masses at St Joseph’s Tuesday to Friday at 10 am. (See most recent information on Mass Times page)
THE PARISH LIBRARY IS OPEN
Located upstairs in the parish centre, the Barry Library is stocked with religious and some general interest books including children’s books. The library is open Tuesday to Friday during office hours and you are welcome to visit, browse and borrow books.
NEW CHURCH PROTOCOL RESPONSE TO SEXUAL ABUSE
A new protocol introduced this week provides a framework for Catholic entities across Australia to respond consistently to people raising concerns or allegations of child sexual abuse.The National Response Protocol, is the product of two years of work and widespread consultation within and beyond the Church. For details go to: http://www.catholic.org.au/nationalresponseprotocol
Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas
The feast day of St Thomas Aquinas, one of our parish patron saints, occurs this coming Thursday 28th January. A mass will be celebrated in the church that day at 12.45pm. Our community celebration this year will be muted due to the COVID-19 situation. Weekday Masses or communion services at St Thomas’ will resume the following week.
The members of the Augustinian Province in Australia, Vietnam and South Korea conducted their Province Assembly from Mon-Fri Jan 4-8th deferred from last July due to the COVID situation. Thanks for your prayerful support.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR PEACE 2021
Click here to view the introduction and link to this year’s message of Pope Francis for the Day of Prayer for Peace.
ACCESS TO ST JOSEPH’S CARPARK
Stonnington Council has blocked access from Chapel Street to our church carpark at St Joseph’s with a temporary “Pop-Up-Park”. Access is still possible from Chapel St via Arthur Street, Portland Place and then Fitzgerald Street; OR by using Davison Place, which is now a two-way laneway, directly to the carpark entrance from Arthur Street. (map here)
Out now! – the relaunch of The Parish Chronicle! (Go here for a sneak preview)