Information updated 18 November 2021
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.
The restrictions in place are compulsory as issued under lawful direction of the Chief Health Officer of Victoria, where a State of Emergency remains in place until 16 December 2021.
As of 11.59pm Thursday 18 November 2021, the following measures will be applied throughout Victoria. These will be in place until otherwise advised, and except where particular LGAs might be placed under different restrictions for limited periods of time.
BOTH CHURCHES ARE NOW OPEN.
FOR MASS TIMES click on the link MASS TIMES on main page.
Under no circumstances should anyone awaiting a COVID-19 test verification, including Clergy (even without presenting symptoms) attend a church or parish setting until a diagnosis is confirmed. Additionally, under no circumstances should anyone attend who is closely connected to people who are awaiting test results or who have tested positive.
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 and anxious, and that density quotients will prevent our full communities gathering as they would wish.
For the time being, 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.
ONLINE PARISH BIBLE STUDY with Fr Paschal.
ONLINE PARISH BIBLE STUDY with Fr Paschal will take a break over Advent/Christmas. We will resume e
ADVENT REFLECTION on the Sunday Scriptures will be presented on Thursdays beginning November 25 at 7pm. St Joseph’s Parish Centre or online via ZOOM.
Meeting ID: 990 3445 6724
“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.
#52 UPDATE: GENERAL LITURGICAL GUIDELINES COVID-19 Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Information Updated: 26 October 2021, 5:00pm
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 December 4, 2021
For the fully vaccinated:
MONDAY – FRIDAY, 9.30 AM
TUESDAY, 7 PM
FRIDAY, 11 AM [Vietnamese]
SATURDAY, 9.30 AM, 6 PM
SUNDAY, 8 AM, 10 AM,
3 PM [Vietnamese], 5.30 PM
For unknown vaccination status:
WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY, 7PM
Confession: Saturday, 3.30-4.30pm in the Bonello Room OR by appointment.
For the fully vaccinated:
SATURDAY, 6 PM
SUNDAY, 9.30 AM
Confession: Saturday, 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