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31st May 2020 – Pentecost Sunday (Year A)



 We will be offering two Masses next weekend—Saturday 6th June at 6.00pm and Sunday 7th June at 10.00am.

Due to government authority restrictions, each Mass can only have a maximum of 20 parishioners, thus bookings for the Mass are required.  You may book by phone for two people only per family on 9401 6398 to the office after 9.00am on Tuesday morning.  Please leave your name and phone number and which Mass you wish to attend, I will then confirm your place by return call after 1.00pm.  I will also take names on a waiting list if you are not within the first 20 to call through.  It is possible that we may be able to also stream the Mass but this is still to be confirmed.  At all times, social distancing must be adhered to inside and outside the church and surrounding areas.   If there are changes to government restrictions, updates will be on our website. 

We recognise that this may be a difficult time for all our parishioners who cannot share in sacramental Communion.  We remind everyone at home that they may join prayerfully in spiritual Communion and watching online masses, particularly for those in the high risk categories of our elderly and people who have compromised immune systems or living with chronic conditions.  We will publicise future Mass times as soon as we can.

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Despite our current limitations, we can still participate in the celebration of Mass online thanks to modern technology. Many dioceses around the world provide online streaming of Masses, including our own Archdiocese of Melbourne. Below are some links to online Masses.  We also encourage you to think about how you might help those homebound and less tech-savvy to be able to access Mass online during this time.

Take the missal or weekly bulletin and read the Scriptures provided in the Liturgy of the Word for the day. Reflect silently on the readings. You may also choose to offer intercession in the Prayer of the Faithful. Read the Rite of Communion and then use this prayer or some other appropriate words to welcome Jesus Christ spiritually.

Prayers during a Pandemic to download

In Fr. Benneth’s absence, here are a few more alternatives to viewing Mass:

Sunday Mass with Fr. Andrew Jekot from St. Mary of the Cross Parish

Daily Mass is streamed each weekday at 12pm or 1pm either at St. Patrick’s or a local parish which alternates weekly.

Check here for the weekly schedule and links:

Eucharistic Adoration is streamed live from 9.30am

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Mass 11.00am Sunday



Mass for You at Home – Channel 10

This program has been allowing the faithful – particularly those with mobility problems – to participate in Mass from their homes for many years. Mass for You at Home is broadcast on Eleven and Network Ten on Sundays and Aurora Channel 173 on Foxtel every day.
It is also repeated each weekday around 12-1pm and 3.30pm.  Check your TV guide for up to date information.
Watch here: or
Mass for You At Home airs each Sunday on Channel 10 – 
The Mass booklet for this program can be downloaded – MFYAH_webLeaflet.

Pope Francis’ daily Mass

Pope Francis’ daily Masses are now available online through the Vatican’s website and YouTube channel. They are expected to continue to be available throughout the upcoming weeks.
Watch here:


This weekend’s readings:

Pentecost Sunday

First reading:     Acts 2:1−11

Responsorial Psalm:     Psalm 103:1, 24, 29−31, 34

Second reading:  Corinthians 12:3–7, 12–13

Gospel:  John 20:19–23




During May, we express our love and devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary.

It is traditional during May to pray the Rosary with our family.





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