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, or if you have a prayer request you would like us to pray for please submit the request to us. Fr Janeesh or Fr Paul is happy to celebrate Mass for all of your intentions when possible.
"Keep us from becoming a 'museum church,' beautiful but mute, with much past and little future," Pope Francis
The Church of God is convened in Synod. With this convocation, Pope Francis invites the whole Church to question itself on synodality: a decisive theme for the life and mission of the Church. The Church in Australia joins the rest of the world in embarking on this intentional process of mutual listening that will span two years and engage the people of God in a journey of communion, participation and mission.
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.”
" I dream of a “missionary option”, that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelization of today’s world rather than for her self-preservation. " Pope Francis : EVANGELII GAUDIUM
Introducing the Plenary Delegates of Sale Dioceses
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
Every Saturday at 10.00 am there is Mass followed by rosary and adoration.
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.
“Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”)
The Year of St Joseph: To mark the 150th Anniversary of the declaration of St Joseph as patron of the universal church, Pope Francis released his Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”) wherein he describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from 8 December 2020, to 8 December 2021. Here is the link to the apostolic letter
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
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…