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WELCOME TO OUR CHURCH

OUR parishioners come from many different parts of the world. We find strength in our diversity. We are energized by it and it gives us hope. We rejoice in and share the Good News of the Risen Jesus. Most of all we gather to celebrate Eucharist.
Please know you are welcome.

We Welcome the Strangers!
PARISH TIMETABLE

Mass Times
Weekends
Saturday Vigil 6:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am
10:30 am
12:00 nn (Vietnamese)
2:30 pm (Sudanese/Hall)
6:00 pm

Weekdays
Monday (none)
Tuesday to Friday 9:00 am

Other Masses
Filipino
(1st Sunday) 3:30 pm

Syro-Malibar Rite
(3rd Sunday) 4:00 pm

Office Hours
Secretary
Tuesday to Friday (9:30-3:30 pm)

Refugee Worker
Wednesdays (9:00 am-12:00 nn)

NEWS

2016 HOLY WEEK MASSES

ANTICIPATED MASS

Saturday 19th March 6pm – blessing of the palms

PALM SUNDAY: 20th March

9am (Community)
10:30am Community)
12pm (Vietnamese)
3pm (Samoan)
6pm (Community)

HOLY THURSDAY: 24TH March

7pm - Mass of the Lord’s Supper

No 9am morning mass

GOOD FRIDAY: 25TH March

10am – Stations of the Cross at Holy Eucharist Parish

3pm (English) & 7pm (Vietnamese)

No 9am morning Mass

EASTER SATURDAY: 26th March

Blessing of the Food – 11am & 5pm

6pm- Vigil Mass

8pm (Vietnamese)

EASTER SUNDAY: 27th March

9am (Community)
10:30am Community)
12pm (Vietnamese)
6pm (Community)



The Universal Church
It’s official: Pope will declare Mother Teresa a saint Sept. 4
By Inés San Martín | Vatican correspondent March 16, 2016

ROME — Pope Francis has approved a Sept. 4 date for Mother Teresa of Kolkata, one of the most iconic Catholic figures of the 20th century, to formally be declared a saint of the Catholic Church.

Four other canonization dates also were confirmed on Tuesday.

The other new saints are Argentine Rev. José Gabriel Rosario Brochero, Polish Rev. Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary Papczynski, Swedish Bridgettine Sister Maria Elisabeth Hesselblad, and Mexican martyr José Sánchez del Río.

Mother Teresa’s canonization will be celebrated by Pope Francis in Rome, and it’s likely to be the largest event of the Holy Year of Mercy in terms of crowd size. It will also serve as the closing for a jubilee celebration for workers and volunteers of mercy, to be held in Rome on Sept. 2-4... [Read More]


The Local Church | Archdiocese in Australia
Infant Viability Bill initiative seeks public support
Media and Communications Office

THE 20 WEEK Movement is a new initiative set up to support the Infant Viability Bill, recently introduced into the Victorian Parliament by Rachel Carling-Jenkins MP.

The Infant Viability Bill legitimately seeks to reduce the harm caused by the Abortion Law Reform Act 2008 (which legalised abortion up until birth) by seeking to: strengthen provisions of care for pregnant women in distress and place limitations on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

As such, the initiative has the support of the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

Under the Bill:

1. Abortions would no longer be allowed from the 20th week of pregnancy, with the exception of a medical emergency.

2. Infant viability will be promoted and supported (all infants born alive from the 20th week of pregnancy onwards, including as the result of a medical emergency, must be cared for with the intent to save the infant’s life if at all possible).

3. Mothers who are at least 20 weeks pregnant, who present in distress to their local doctor must be offered practical support, for example a referral to a pregnancy support service offering holistic care (such as counselling, social and practical support).

4. Penalties will be introduced for physicians who breach the new laws and for medical facilities in which the laws are breached. Mothers will not be criminalised or face any penalties... [Read More]


Our Community

Watch Holy Eucharist St Albans Parish New Video on Fish & Loaves Program

WATCH the video produced by Catholic Regional College students, which features the parish's foodbank or Fish and Loaves Program. The video shows how Holy Eucharist Parish St Albans South, as a community, heeds the call of the Church and of Pope Francis to be the face of God in other people's lives.

Just click the photo to view the video. You need QuickTime plugin on your browser to open file. Alternatively, click this link to access it.



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