Information updated 22 April 2022
The following Guidelines are approved by Most Rev Peter A Comensoli, Archbishop of Melbourne, to assist Clergy and Faithful with questions pertaining to specific areas of liturgy and ministry in the Archdiocese of Melbourne during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
These guidelines are in accordance with Victorian pandemic orders which have been extended from 11:59pm Tuesday 12 April for three months. The declaration was made under section 165AE of the Public Health and Well Being Act 2008.
We welcome the opening up of our places of worship and opportunities for gathering but remain mindful and respectful that many in our community remain feeling cautious. We also look forward to the time when all people can join together in various locations, and for the many activities that truly unite us fully as communities.
All Catholics in Melbourne continue to be dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further directed by the Archbishop. We continue to carry the happy obligation to keep Sunday holy, whether we can attend Mass or not, and can do so by any kind of prayer with members of our household and parish, reading holy scripture, and encouraging one another in our faith. Prayerfully participating in online Mass continues to be a great source of comfort on Sundays.
“I joined in Youth ministry in 2019 and I believe youth ministry exists because God loves all people and therefore we are called to love young people in all their loveable moments and all their not-so-loveable ones.
Saint Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss his fine head for me and ask him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. Saint Joseph, Patron of departed souls – pray for me.
Parish Priest – Fr. Joseph Truong Nguyen
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“Prayer is simply talking to God like a friend and should be the easiest thing we do each day.”
“God is looking for people to use, and if you can get usable, he will wear you out. The most dangerous prayer you can pray is this: ‘Use me.'”
“Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.”
ST JOSEPH’S PARISH
From Saturday March 5, 2022
MONDAY – FRIDAY, 9.30 AM
TUESDAY & FRIDAY 7 PM
FRIDAY, 11 AM [Vietnamese]
SATURDAY, 8 AM
- Confessions will be after the Saturday morning Mass OR by appointment
- 1st Saturday devotions to Our Lady will commence after the 8am Mass.
SATURDAY, 6 PM VIGIL
SUNDAY, 8 AM, 9.30 AM, 11 AM
3 PM [Vietnamese], 5.30 PM
St. Mark’s Dingley Village
SATURDAY, 6 PM
SUNDAY, 9.30 AM
Confession: Saturday, from 5.30pm before Mass.
Tuesday & Thursday 9.30 AM – 4 PM
Cnr Buckingham Ave & St James Ave,
PO: BOX 270 Springvale 3171
Tel: 9547 4777 Fax: 9547 5518