Public Masses: Victoria
From 11:59pm on Sunday 22 November 2020, Victoria moved to the Last Step on the Victorian Roadmap to Reopening. This means that indoor public Masses can now resume for up to a cap of 150 people plus one faith leader with a density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm. Additional restrictions also apply to baptisms, weddings and funerals.
Due to current Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions, if you wish to participate in a Mass in person 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 has been directly engaging with the Victorian Government, advocating on our behalf so that our churches can gradually and safely reopen, and our faith communities celebrate the Eucharist and other Sacraments in compliance with health and safety measures, just as other sectors in our state have begun to reopen to greater numbers of people.
Our priests continue to celebrate Mass privately and pray for you. Please pray for them and for one another, especially during this time.
If you wish to clarify any concerns, please contact the Parish Office
Televised / Online Masses
If you are not able to participate in a Mass 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.