Public Masses: Victoria
Due to current Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions, if you wish to participate in a Mass at our parish, please follow the instructions provided at Join us for Mass.
Throughout the period of church closures and the impact on so much of our society in Victoria as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Archbishop of Melbourne, the Most Rev Peter A Comensoli, has expressed his ongoing closeness in prayer and concern for the people and clergy of the Archdiocese:
The deprivation in sacramental life has been a profound loss for our people. As well as all the other sufferings of the Pandemic, the sense of estrangement from the Eucharist has been a particular struggle for Catholics. The Mass is our primary means of gathering together in faith; it is the source and summit of our Christian life, and its life-giving nourishment and healing is dearly missed.
In the midst of this loss, I am grateful to our Priests and Deacons for continuing to serve the faithful, for sharing a sacramental ministry even under strict conditions, and for being alongside our people and their loved ones in times of death and grief. Thank you for your faithfulness.
Archbishop Comensoli directly engaged with the Victorian Government, advocating on our behalf so that our churches would gradually and safely reopen. Today our faith communities celebrate the Eucharist and other Sacraments in compliance with health and safety measures, just as other sectors in our state also reopen to greater numbers of people.
Please continue to pray for one another and our wider local and global community.
Televised / Online Masses
If you are not able to participate in a Mass in person at our parish, you are encouraged to continue active participation in the life of the Church through activities such as time in personal and family prayer, reflecting on the Scriptures, making a spiritual communion, or participating in a televised or online Mass - please see The Church is here for links and resources.