Thank you! May God bless you!

Lenten period and the Holy Week were made even more blessed, thanks to the hard work and dedication of all the volunteers involved. A special thank you to the Church decorators, the Choirs, the Parish team, and everyone else who worked tirelessly in the background. 



Volunteer Thank You!

In appreciation of your committed participation in the Holy Week and Easter ceremonies of our Parish, Fr Janeesh and the Parish Team, would like to invite you for a ‘Volunteers Thank you’ dinner on Friday 12th April 2024 at 6.30 pm at the Welcome Room. Please RSVP your attendance to Chiara no later than Tuesday 9th April 2024 along with any dietary requirements for catering purposes, via email to sacraments@stpatrickspakenham.com

NEW PARISHIONERS

On behalf of our parish community, Welcome! We are excited to have you join us!


Mass Times

Weekday and Weekend Mass times at St. Patrick's Pakenham.

Weekly Bulletin

For all latest updates and Parish News, Check out our latest bulletin.

Church Renovation Fundraising

Click here to find out more about our much awaited Church Renovation Project.

Be Baptised in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

Are you wishing to have a family member Baptised? Click here to register. Preparation classes will be held each month to prepare you for the Baptism.



First Holy Communion


Please click on the link below for more information on the First Holy Communion preparation class dates and Parent Workshop dates


Prayer Request

If you would like to have a Mass celebrated for a special occasion or on behalf of a family member, or a deceased loved one, (please mention the special intention eg. Death Anniversary, Birthday remembrance) or if you have a prayer request you would like us to pray for please submit the request to us. Fr Janeesh is happy to celebrate Mass for all of your intentions when possible.

We’ve just become an
EARTHCARE PARISH!

Would you like to be part of the team and help our parish become more ecologically aware and pro-active? 
If so please contact John Fanchette- lfanchette@gmail.com.

Every Saturday at 9:30 am there is Mass followed by rosary and adoration.

Mary’s Intercessory Prayer Group

Every Tuesday at 9:30 am followed by cuppa.

St Patrick's Servant Community invites you all to join in their praise and worship every Thursday from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm in the church.

RESPECT: To the Year 3 Children of St Pat's School

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May is Domestic Violence Prevention Month.  In 2016 the Catholic Bishops of Victoria released a statement committing themselves to the elimination of domestic and family violence in which they say: 
Our goal must be a society where all people are safe in their home, families and close relationships; where violence and abuse are not acceptable; and where all relationships respect the equality and dignity of each person. This is part of the Gospel vision of love and respect. With domestic and family violence on the rise, we are all called to work in ways to eliminate this type of violence. 
The contents of this statement remain relevant as domestic and family violence incidents have increased since 2016.  This month, you are invited to read the Bishops 2016 statement to learn more about a Catholic response to Domestic and Family violence.

The four-year journey of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia will reach the second – and final – assembly in July 2022. On June 1, the Framework for Motions document that will be considered at the second assembly was published. It contains 30 motions across eight mission areas that the 277 Members – clergy, religious and laity – will vote on this week.

"Keep us from becoming a 'museum church,' beautiful but mute, with much past and little future," Pope Francis

In October 2021, Pope Francis launched the Synod of Bishops 2021-2023 Synod of Bishops, which has the theme: "For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission". He invites the entire Church to reflect on this theme for the Synod that is decisive for the Church’s life and mission: "It is precisely this path of synodality (walking together) which God expects of the Church of the third millennium. Synodality starts with hearing from the whole People of God. A Church that teaches must be firstly a Church that listens."

Pope Francis says: “We must not create another Church, we must make this Church different. This is the challenge, for a different Church open to new elements. Let us invoke the Holy Spirit, let us listen to Him, walking together.”

This journey, which follows in the wake of the Church’s "renewal" proposed by the Second Vatican Council, is both a gift and a task: by journeying together and reflecting together on the journey that has been made, the Church will be able to learn through her experience which processes can help her to live communion, to achieve participation, to open herself to mission.

"This is what we are called to: unity, communion, and the fraternity born of the realisation that all of us are embraced by the one love of God. The Synod offers us the opportunity to become a listening Church and a Church of closeness." (Pope Francis)

Each Diocese has now received the responses from people and groups in our communities who submitted them via the national online portal. Each Diocese has now completed a Diocesan Synthesis based on the submissions received. These have now been tabled at the recent May gathering of the Australian Catholic Bishops. Further discussion and discernment with the Bishops will be taking place in the weeks ahead, prior to the preparation of a Continental /Australian Synthesis which is to be sent to the Synod of Bishops Secretariat. The syntheses from every continent and region will form the basis for the preparation of the Instrumentum laboris (working document) which will support the prayer, discernment and discussion during the Synod of Bishops in the Vatican in October 2023.
The Synthesis reflects the thoughts and insights of those who joined in group discussions or who submitted individual responses. Our Diocesan Synthesis has been published.

Care for Creation

“Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience.”  Pope Francis, Laudato-si 
“The Season of Creation” is celebrated from the 1st of September (the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation) and ends on the 4th of October ( the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi). The Season of Creation theme focuses on the fact that the Earth belongs to God, and each beloved creature belongs to this common home (Psalm 24:1).

World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Stories from our own parishioners at St Patrick's Parish Pakenham.

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.

Shalom World TV Network is a 24/7, family-friendly Catholic TV channel and is the recipient of the Gabriel Award for “Best TV Station of the Year 2020”. Instituted by the Catholic Press Association of North America, it is a commercial-free, high-definition network appealing to young and young-at-heart viewers. Shalom World is an official partner with the Vatican and is authorised to telecast Papal liturgies and visits live. This channel is designed exclusively for Youth programs, Series, Catholic news, Movies, Music, Children’s cartoon and Catholic teachings. 

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…