Letter from Bishop Greg Bennett
“Setting forth Pentecost 2021”, is the title of Bishop Greg’s letter to us this Pentecost, pointing us to the sense of communion-communio existing among people of faith. He encourages us to discern our way forward listening to the “current of the sea” through our prayer, and reflection keeping in mind how resilient, imaginative, creative, caring, compassionate and faithful our parish communities are. Bishop Greg encourages our parish community to reflect upon our baptismal gifts and to offer these in our shared mission.
The group meets every saturday from 9.30 am to 10.30 am for Adoration and Rosary, before the Blessed Sacrament. Praying with our Mother before the Blessed Sacrament is truly the need of the hour...
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.
Mass intentions and Prayer Requests
Fr Janeesh Jose may offer Mass for your intentions when he celebrates Mass during the weekdays and weekends. If you have any prayer requests or Mass intentions, please fill the form below.
“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.
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.
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…