LATEST UPDATE

For the latest pastoral letter from the Victorian Bishops. Further helpful information from Rev Peter Slater and more useful information.

ATTENDING MASS

Weekday Masses do not require a booking any more. Weekend masses still require bookings.

ANNUAL VINNIES XMAS 2020

APPEAL WILL GO AHEAD AND YOUR HELP IS NEEDED
Each year the Australian community provides generously to help Vinnies help people who have fallen on hard times to enjoy something of the Christmas season. ‘The pandemic has made it harder for Vinnies to meet the needs of the people we help due to social distancing restrictions and the need for the contactless delivery of food support. . ‘This year’s campaign has been launched at the end of a year many would rather forget. ‘But with your help, we will be able to make this festive season that little bit brighter for people in our community who are doing it particularly tough,’ Ms Victory said. You can donate to the 2020 Vinnies Christmas Appeal via vinnies.org.au/christmasappeal or by calling 13 18 12. Donations can still be left at the parish office (please check the office is open) or as below to St Vinnies Office direct and total money received will be sent to St Patrick’s Vinnies for distribution in the form of hampers and gifts for children .

Tree of life

St Patrick’s Tree of life is set up and you are most welcome to send in the names of your deceased loved ones to be added to the tree of life to remember them during the month of November. Due to the Covid restrictions, since you are unable to write them yourself, send in the names to us and we will write it for you and add it to the tree. 

Message From Fr. Janeesh Jose

Dear Parishioners,

As the restrictions are eased in Metro Melbourne, it’s my great joy to welcome our parishioners back to the church in limited numbers. We have been live-streaming our Sunday Mass since March 2020. Our Parish team has been very supportive and taken much effort with regard to live-streaming of the Masses and online Zoom reflection evenings. We all loved to come back to the church to celebrate our sacraments in person. However, a second wave of Covid-19 in Victoria made it impossible to do so till last week. It has been a difficult and challenging year for all of us.  Even though we can celebrate Mass online through our parish YouTube channel, there is nothing like being together physically around the table of the Lord.

I assure you that you are in my humble prayers.  We value our faith greatly and take every opportunity to practice and grow in it is vital to our Christian life.

As per the current regulations, we can have only 20 parishioners attending the Mass during weekdays and weekends. Please book online to attend these masses through our parish website. We shall let you know as soon as restrictions are eased further and therefore more people can attend.

I request for your kind consideration and understanding. This will enable us to welcome you back to our church safely.  The church will be cleaned and sanitised before and after mass. Your safety is predominant.

Thank you very much God bless you all!

Fr Janeesh Jose

Parish Priest

15th Nov 2020

St Patrick’s Parish, Pakenham, is committed to the care, wellbeing and
protection of children, young people and people at risk in our community. We uphold that
child protection and the dignity of every person is the responsibility of every adult.

Prayer Groups

Mass intentions and Prayer Requests

Fr Janeesh Jose may offer Mass for your intentions when he celebrates Mass privately during the weekdays and on Sundays. If you have any prayer requests or Mass intentions, please fill the form below.

The prayer of the Church in difficult times

The Church in Communion: A Sure Support in Time of Trial

COPING WITH CORONA

In one way or the other, we have been doing things differently over the last few weeks.  Sharing your tough moments or the lighter side of your life will continue to make our community stronger…

PADDY’S KITCHEN

*Canceled until further notice* Every first and third Sunday of the month, we serve a free 2-course dinner to anyone in need. Everyone is welcome to join us for a meal and companionship…