ST JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH
 19 Forest Road
 Ferntree Gully, Victoria Australia

 

 


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General Guidelines COVID-19: Implications for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

Posted Wednesday 25 March 12.00pm

The 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, are able to be viewed on the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Website: https://www.cam.org.au/Guidance-for-Parishes-COVID-19
 
As previously announced The Bishops of the Province of Victoria have determined the following actions: 
1. immediate suspension of Public Liturgies, celebration of the Mass, until further notice. 
2. All other gatherings are suspended 
 
In light of this, all Catholics in Victoria are dispensed from their Sunday obligation until further notice (canon 1248).  
 
 
PRAYER

God our Father,

You sent Your only Son into the world,

so that the world might be saved 

from sin and death. 

Through His Passion and death, 

may we come to share eternal life 

in His kingdom.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

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 BEAUTIFUL IDEA FOR PALM SUNDAY Amongst all the messages coming backwards and forwards on line, I recently saw an offering from the Deacon’s Bench, taken from the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit Facebook page suggesting the following:

How can we publicly acknowledge this important day on our calendar when so many of us will be behind closed doors?  What if everyone on Sunday April 5th puts a branch on the door of their house or on the window to celebrate Palm Sunday? It could be any green branch you can get. This would help despite the social distancing, to be connected as we enter into the Holiest of Weeks. Want to join?  We may be physically isolated, but not separated. We are united as the body of Christ. We are the Church. 

 

 

 
Baptism Preparation

BAPTISM:  At present, owing to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, baptism are by appointment only, and people attending will be limited to Parents and God parents only.  

 

Mass Times

Due to the government restrictions of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Mass will not be celebrated in our church until further notice.

Saturday

6:00 pm

Sunday

9:00 am
11:00 am

Tuesday

7:00 pm

Wed & Thurs

9:15 am

Friday

11:00 am

Reconciliation

Saturday

5.15-5.45pm

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